It can be challenging to know how to dress stylishly and chicly every day. We’ve compiled the top 15 fashion tips every woman should be aware of. These tips, while they may appear small and simple at first glance, will change the way you dress every day. These tips will make you look stylish and chic every time you leave the house, whether you are going to work, to a party, or to brunch.
1. Organize and edit your closet
When it comes down to dressing in style, editing and organizing your closet are essential. How can you put together a stylish outfit if you don’t know what you have? Declutter your closet and donate or sell anything you don’t use or like. Sort the items into neat categories. Fold the items that should be folded and hang what needs to be hung. You can also invest in a rack of shoes to help you visualize outfits. You’ll find that your closet is more inspiring and you won’t have to worry about “nothing” anymore.
2. Finding a good tailor
A good tailor’s work can transform a cheap wardrobe into one that looks designer. You may initially be reluctant to pay extra to have items altered. However, the additional wear they provide will quickly outweigh the cost. Nothing beats a perfectly fitted garment, whether it’s a dress or jeans that have had the hems taken out. A great tip to follow is to ask your tailor to replace cheap buttons with more expensive ones. This will make your jackets and blazers look incredibly luxurious.
3. Balance your top and bottom
It’s not as easy as the catwalk models make it look. A successful look is achieved by striking the perfect balance. It’s therefore important to choose outfits that have a top and bottom that complement each other. Wearing a loose top? Try pairing it with tight trousers. If you are wearing wide-leg or full pants, pair it with a cropped or fitted top.
4. Styles for Your Shape
Shopping strategically is the key to having an endless supply outfits that you love. Investing in styles that flatter your body type is crucial. You can start by looking at your most flattering clothes. You should look for similar pieces if you find that your high-rise skinny jeans or empire waist dress work for you. Have fun with different fabrics and colors.
5. Prepare the fitting room
Never go shopping if you are not prepared to deal with the fitting room. You should avoid shopping if you are in a hurry or too tired to try on clothes. It is important to try on the items, as sizes and fits vary from store to store and design. This is especially true if you do not want them returned later. Remember to also dress appropriately for the item you are shopping for to get the best perspective. It’s always better to try on an evening dress with high heels, lingerie and appropriate shoes than sneakers and sports bra.
6. Do not be afraid to mix patterns
Mixing patterns can add a lot of fun and life to your wardrobe. If you have been wearing the same basic colors for the last ten years, it’s time to embrace patterns like checks, stripes and gingham. Remember to keep your patterns complementary and not clashing. Try choosing one design as your focal point and accentuating it with a different pattern. You can also choose two patterns in complementary or matching colors.
7. Curate your colours to suit your skin tone
Why do some colors suit you better than others? Your skin tone is the reason. Fill your wardrobe with colors that suit you best to ensure you look amazing in every outfit. If you have a cool skin tone, choose garments that are white, black or grey. You can also opt for blue, silver and silver. If you have a warm undertone, however, choose designs in brown, yellow and gold tones, as well as olive green, red, and even black.
8. Three essential jackets to buy
Do you know what jackets are essential for your wardrobe? Three jackets are a must-have for any stylish woman: a tailored blazer or leather jacket and a denim jacket. The tailored blazer is perfect for formal and work wear, while the denim jacket is great for casual outfits. Leather jackets are perfect for evening drinks and edgy looks. You can grab one on your way to the door if you are running late.
9. The Right Amount Skin to Show
To create a stunning evening outfit, you need to show just the right amount skin. Show off one part of your physique to get the perfect look. Choose a mini-dress with long sleeves and a high neck if your best feature are your legs. Choose a full-length dress if you want to showcase your cleavage in a deep V design. If you’re unsure, reveal less skin, not more. When in doubt, try revealing less skin.
10. Don’t forget to accessories
Addition of accessories is the last step in completing your outfits. Accessories can transform your appearance, whether it is something as simple and elegant as a belt, or as extravagant as an abundance of necklaces. It’s therefore important to invest in quality accessories and to remember to wear them. For a stylish finish, you should own and wear fashionable shoes, bags and sunglasses.
11. Scarfs can be used to upgrade a casual outfit
A scarf is a great way to add a little flair to casual outfits. You can instantly make a casual outfit look more polished and put-together by adding a scarf. Celebrities and models on off-duty use this style upgrade all the time. Next time you wear jeans and a t-shirt with a scarf, follow their example.
12. Make a DIY styling kit
When something goes wrong, even the best-planned outfits can go awry. A styling kit is a great tool to have in those situations. Stock up on essentials for a styling kit if you are not a stylist. All you need for an emergency is a stain-removing pencil, a lint roller, a pill-remover, some thread and safety pins. Double-sided tape is essential for repairing loose hems or gaping tops. A bra clip can be used to hide visible straps.
13. Always Keep a Fitted White Shirt in Your Hand
White fitted shirts are a versatile and useful piece of clothing. A white button-up will complete any outfit, whether you are wearing flared black pants, distressed denims shorts, or metallic pleated midis. Remember to replace your shirt when it becomes worn out. A white shirt looks chic and sophisticated. However, an off-white tee can appear old and sloppy.
14. Select Outfits in Advance for Busy Mornings
Women are always busy in the mornings and have to find something to put on. Try assembling a few ready-to-wear looks in advance. This will help you avoid being late or wearing the same outfit every day. Your mornings will run more smoothly if you have stylish outfits in your closet. You can prepare some outfits on the weekends and hang them in your closet to be ready for the week. It’s also useful to create different options for formal and business occasions, as well as casual ones.
15. Learn how to layer
It’s worth learning how to layer an outfit to make it look more stylish. Try to mimic the looks of your favorite street-style stars. Don’t be scared to experiment. Wear a white crew neck T-shirt underneath a satin slipdress, a trench with a miniskirt on top, or fishnets under pants. You can achieve a look that is both playful and stylish.