It is possible to anyone to buy into the latest fashion trends but to curate a unique style and appear effortless every day requires far more thought and consideration. That being said it is not impossible. There are a few simple steps to follow to improve your style, make your wardrobe work better and ensure getting dressed in the morning is far a smooth and stress-free moment. Here are five ways to improve your style.
Consider every day as an occasion
Many women put effort into the way they look when they go to work, for a date night, or a special occasion. But it is important that we make everyday an occasion, these doesn’t mean going over the top for the school run but rather a stylish woman will be well put together most of the time.
Get dressed everyday regardless of your plans, this is especially true for people working from home. It will make a person feel better about themselves and work more productively.
It will also provide an opportunity to assess most worn items in a wardrobe, and where money should be spent in future to fill any gaps in your wardrobe.
Pay attention to footwear
Footwear can make or break and outfit. There is nothing worse than putting together a great outfit but when it comes to choosing the right shoe, nothing seems to work.
The right shoe can instantly make an outfit more stylish and elegant. There are a few simple guidelines for choosing the right shoe. For example, cropped or straight leg jeans are great worn with a loafer or slim trainer, for a sleeker look that doesn’t shorten the leg visually. Whereas a chunky shoe such as platform sandals worn with a wide leg trouser will perfectly balance the silhouette.
Finally, put some time aside to care for your shoes, polish leathers and keep footwear in good condition. Scuffed shoes will let down an otherwise great outfit.
Lots of women have a uniform of sorts, the basic staples they wear time and time again, but this can feel repetitive and boring over time. Change things up a little by adding texture, such as leather, metallics, and silk. It is through the use of a variety of textures and materials that it is possible to create different looks.
This is especially useful when it comes to accessories. Simple accessories can be layered. Statement earrings can add fun to a simple outfit. Silk scarves can be worn in multiple ways; around the neck, wrist, in the hair, around the waist as a belt or tied to an elegant handbag to offer some interest to an outfit. These are easy items to include in your usual outfit formula.
Pay attention to balance and proportion when dressing
When it comes to dressing, balance and proportion are key. The aim is to look your best while still looking put together, without going overboard. Choose a few pieces that reflect your personal style but that are easy to wear and comfortable as well. Choose neutral colours such as black, white, grey, brown and navy that can be easily accessorized to match an outfit. Neutral tones never go out of style and can be worn year-round without having to change the wardrobe too frequently. When choosing clothing, look for items with clean lines and minimal embellishments to keep the look simple and stylish at the same time. As mentioned above, interest can be added to an outfit by wearing accessories and jewellery.
Look after your self
Clothing should be clean and in good condition, with no visible stains or tears. A well-kept appearance can make you feel more confident and ready to tackle any challenge.
But, looking stylish is not just about the clothes that are worn, but also the presentation of the person carrying them. Eat well, look after your skin, hair and nails, and sleep well. Looking after the body and general health and wellbeing will ensure you feel your best and gives the ability to put your best style foot forward every day.