Modern women have to do a balancing act that involves family, career, and finding time for them. With all these responsibilities it seems to be impossible for a woman to step out in style every day. However, this is not true as women fashion concept and sense has changed over the years. Now you can stay fashionable even wearing your day to day clothes, albeit if you know the secrets to it.
You may go out and ask a few of the most stylish women you know and they will tell you their secrets to unlock the next level of styling. If they do not, well do not fret. Read on to know the effortless ways to stay stylish.
Plan it out
Well, nothing can work well if you do not have or follow a proper plan. Though you may not find time enough to plan for everything it will be unwise not to have any plan for dressing up. Do not let every morning catch you off-guard.
Just like you make a plan for your groceries for the week on a Sunday or how to go about your work in the office, why should you not give outfit planning a shot? This will make your morning stress free and the entire day regret free for your outfit.
Make sure that you include everything in your plan such as:
- The dress
- The accessories
- The shoes and
- Even the underwear.
Yes, your underwear will play a significant role in your style quotient. It is for this reason experts suggest that you should not take shopping for your bras lightly. Take time, do research and refer to the bra size calculator inches to get a bra that will fit perfectly and enhance the fashion quotient of you as well as your dress.
Seek out inspiration in doubt
At time you may feel that you are out of ideas. In such a doubtful situation you should seek inspiration from different stylists and fashion fanatics. There are lots of websites that publish different blogs and articles of stylish women. You can follow them to get unthought-of fashion ideas. Whether it comes from the cousin of the best friend of your sister or from your favorite star on Instagram, you will discover new ways to style yourself. Just make sure that:
- You choose those styles that inspires you
- Plan your outfits taking cue from their photos and suggestions and
- Consider what you currently have in your wardrobe.
Even then if you are in doubt, overdress! Consider your purpose and who you will find out the right outfit yourself. However, if you feel that you look too done-up, you can add on a cargo jacket or a jean as a casual layer. This will give you that chic touch in your look effortlessly.
Accessorize properly always
When you want to dress properly, you must do two specific things always. These are:
- Steeping out of your comfort zone and
- Accessorizing your properly.
Try out something new every now and then. It will not hurt to add a bright new shade that will stand out from your normal neutral palette. You may even give up the pair of skinny jeans and try out a boyfriend silhouette.
Experts say that great styles do come voluntarily and are essentially built on new things tried out.
When it comes to accessorizing, make sure that you wear at least one that will match perfectly with your outfit. It can be:
- A statement necklace
- A great pair of earrings or
- A pop-color bag.
Well, you can use all of the above but make sure that you do not over accessorize yourself. You should focus more on making a solid statement with the pieces that you wear. Remember, you must create an ensemble thoughtfully because it takes only a couple of seconds for it to either make a stand-out statement or be a ho-hum!
A capsule wardrobe
For any stylist, it is not a secret that a capsule wardrobe is their secret weapon. If you are not aware of the term, a capsule wardrobe is a closet that is filled with items of diverse range, types and colors. If you have such a wardrobe it will be easy for you to mix and match items with ease taking out the guesswork out of the equation every morning.
While you create a capsule wardrobe, make sure that you invest in:
- Classics that will last a lifetime
- Durable and diverse items
- Great pairs of jeans
- Simple LBDs and
- Timeless jewelry.
When it comes to adding shoes to your wardrobe, try including statement footwear considering the color, pattern, print and style packs. These shoes will give your dress a huge visual punch. Such shoes do not necessarily have to be those costly and sky-high heels, gladiators or other. Even flats and wedge can make a wonderful and equitable statement and at the same time your feet will thank you! The lesson here is: you must make things look more intentional.
Add one conversation piece
If you want to have that pure ‘wow’ factor once in a while, make sure that you have at least one conversation piece in your wardrobe. It can be:
- A vintage dress bought or borrowed from your mother
- An incredible pair of over-the-knee boots or
- Even an enviable handbag.
Armed with these weapons in your arsenal, you will look really stylish for the days in which you need to as well as those when you do not.
Body and age
Lastly, but most importantly, you must consider the shape of your body as well as your age. These are the two most significant factors to consider for following the golden rule of being stylish: fit first.
Knowing your body shape is the key to success. If you have a petite pear shape body your choice of dresses to stack in your wardrobe will be significantly different from that if you have an hour-glass body.
As for your age, consider this as just a number!