Turn up your style game this season
As any fashion enthusiast would tell you, everyday is a good day to look good. In this light, as a gift to you, we have sifted through different stylish bits of advice, talked to some experts and have put together these tips to ensure you put your best foot forward always and look as glamorous as you can.
Some of them are practical, simple tips, which you might know already, but others, you just might be hearing for the first time and may come in very handy.
Know Your Body: Know your measurements before you shop. Not only will it cut down the time you spend trying on clothes, it will help you choose outfits that fit your body perfectly. Among the most important body parts to measure are your bust, chest, hips and waist.
Don’t Go Too Tight Or Too Loose: Dressing for your size doesn’t just mean nixing clothes that are too tight from your wardrobe. It also means you shouldn’t wear clothes that are too baggy. Both will make you look frumpy.
The Peplum Effect: Worried about your waist or hips? Try peplum for an instant slimming effect. It flatters every figure and does wonders at hiding unsightly bulges.
Organize Your Closet: This way you’ll be able to see what you own (and actually wear it). Separate your clothes the way that suits you best. Figure out what can be folded neatly and what needs to be hanged. Use storage shelves to store your bags and shoes.
Wear Fitting Underwear: A lot of us go about with badly fitted supports. Get a bra fit today and be transformed. It will make your clothes hang better and be infinitely more comfortable. To ensure your underwear last longer, it is advisable to hand wash always.
If You Feel Uncomfortable, You Probably Look Uncomfortable: Your confidence is affected by what you’re wearing, as sad of a thought as that might be. So if you’re feeling self-conscious about your outfit, you’re likely to be tugging at it or double-checking that everything is in place all day and night.
Less Really Is More: Indecent exposure isn’t classy. Remember, a little bit of mystery can be very alluring. Some things are better left to the imagination.
Ready-To-Wear Ensembles: Have ready-to-wear outfits hanging in your wardrobe. They will come in handy when you either have absolutely nothing to wear or when you’re in a rush to pull an outfit together. It’s better to have a few for different occasions- one corporate, one casual and one glamorous look.
Stock Up On Basics: Know your essentials and stock up. These include white and black blouses, a little black dress, high heels, blue jeans and anything else that has a central role in your style. Remember, these looks are timeless, so investing in certain items that are more expensive but higher in quality may be wiser because they will last longer.
Go Nude When You Wear White: White is a tricky colour to wear, so if you’re wearing white pants, don’t wear black or white underwear because it will still be visible through your pants. Instead, buy nude underwear. It’s more discreet.
With all these in mind, don’t forget to dress age appropriate and occasion appropriate. There is nothing worse than turning up at an event with the wrong outfit that doesn’t fit you or the occasion.