Every girl in the world loves fashion, slight overstatement? I don’t think so. Fine, if we have to be technically correct its 99.9999999999999999% of girls who love fashion (happy now 😉 ). In any case, being in this category it can get a little intimidating if you’re unsure of what works right?
Are these colours suppose to go together? How do I know if my look is a little too trendy or just on point?
Well your answers are here. These 5 tricks will spring board you to look like you know what you’re doing (no one ever really knows btw, you just have to act like you do)
- Balance like a libra – So you don’t HAVE to be a libra but balance is so key. I am all for loose fitting pants or a beautifully draped top, but let’s be real, please don’t wear them at the same time. The ONLY exception will be found below so keep reading! If you’re going to wear a super tight top, equal it out with pants that are not skin tight; they could be billowy or simply glide along your leg. Same goes the other way, if the bottom half of you is in spanx and poured into a mini skirt, ease up on the top and let it be a littler looser. This balance trick does wonders because it evens out the proportions. Tight on both garments will grab questionable looks and too big might resemble a potato sack.
- Monochromatic for the win – I love this one, who am I kidding I love all of these, but this is a good tip for creating a super easy, chic outfit. Just dress all in the same colour! Try and make the colour shades as close as possible to each other otherwise it doesn’t give the same look. Black is a personal favourite of mine. A good example of this, is head to toe black (taking into account tip #1) then add a nice red lip and you’re practically Parisian! Another option that is good for Spring, is head to toe in a soft pastel colour like blue or blush pink. You look very put together but are also dressing for the seasons, bonne chance !
- Belt it – As mentioned above, this is the ONE and ONLY exception when you can wear loose fitting on top and bottom; if you belt it! The belt provides structure to the outfit, gives you a itty bitty waist, and creates a nice hour glass illusion; all that while you’re super comfy in your linen pants and shirt! A belt is always a great way to add a little interest factor to the outfit. Take the monochromatic look in black, add a gold belt and you take your look from chic to glam.
- Accessories are key – These are the cheapest ways to transform the clothes you already own. Every girl should own a big statement necklace, dainty cascading necklaces (preferably in sets of three), a cocktail ring and a simple watch. It’s funny actually, it seems the smaller the piece of jewelry the more one should invest. By changing the jewelry on the outfit, it changes the outfit’s aura and purpose. This will save you time when you need to go from office to cocktails!
- Textures and colours – This one is a little harder to make a list for, but it is really the essence of making things interesting. Certain looks with certain fabrics you can pull off with the same colour and texture, but the majority of the time the eye looks for variance. Sometimes it could be as simple as the monochromatic look, but you happen to have blush pink leather incorporated with the same colour lace. This creates the interest factor in the outfit. This rule can also be employed when stacking print on pattern. Key things to note there – 1) prints/patterns should be of different sizes (small vs large patterns), 2) fabrics and materials should also be different to add texture to the look, and finally 3) it is easier to be successful when you make sure the colours go well together, if the colours don’t jive, neither will the patterns.
Want a BONUS tip? BE CONFIDENT! The best outfit could look uncomfortable if you don’t feel good it in. Strut your stuff 😉