Have you ever wished that you were more fashion forward? Who hasn’t? There’s good news for you, ladies! We have put together a handy guide of styling tips that can help you look great, no matter where you’re going or what you plan to wear.
1. The Foundation
You have to start somewhere, so make sure that the basics of your wardrobe are just right. That means having a stock of white t-shirts, nice button-downs, jeans, tailoring, and pumps. Take a look at the wardrobe essentials and measure it against your current wardrobe, what do you need to fill the gaps? Fill them and build from there.
2. Flattering Brights
As slimming as black is, it’s always nice to add a flattering burst of colour. So, incorporate a bright, colourful belt with that little black dress. Choose a bright camisole underneath your jacket or cardigan. Where you can, go colourful.
Once upon a time, this was just the standard. You bought an item of clothing and you had alterations done to ensure that it fits correctly. At some point, we lost sight of this habit and we started wearing ill-fitting clothes. When you’re dealing with wardrobe essentials like suiting, or other staples, make sure you have them tailored to fit you just right. You won’t regret the investment.
4. Invest in Staples
Speaking of staples, don’t be afraid to spend a bit more on those staples. Certain things just don’t go out of style, suiting trends don’t change much, neither do blazers, heels, etc. Spend well on these staples and they will last much longer. Which means you won’t need to keep replacing them over and over.
5. Don’t Fall For Trends
There’s a reason we call them trends, they pass by and we look back on the photos and gasp at the sight of ourselves. Don’t fall for the trends, stick with the classics and you will never cringe looking back on photos. If there is a certain trend turning your head, make sure that it’s one that will stick around for a while. You want to get the most bang for your buck.
6. Know Your Body Shape
One of the biggest favours you can do for yourself, find out your body shape. You know about the hourglass, apple, and pear, but there are far more than that. Take your measurements, pop them in the calculator and start shopping for your body type. You will soon see just how much of a difference it makes to your style. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
7. If It Fits It Fits
Do you know how cats find a way to fit into anything? It’s adorable when they do it, not so much when we try to get away with it. So, when you find yourself standing in the fitting room, wondering if something really fits… it probably doesn’t. Whether that means its too small or too big, just put it back on the rack and walk away. It isn’t your day. Finding clothing that is your size is so vital to your overall style.
8. Closet Cleaning
You should regularly clear out your closet. Let’s be honest, we are all guilty of holding on to clothing that a) doesn’t fit and b) we just don’t wear any more. So, try clearing your closet once a season. Get rid of all of the items that you no longer wear and embrace your favourites. You might be surprised by the outfits you find hiding at the back of your closet. A good closet rotation can be your best friend.
9. Try New Things
As important as the basics are, it’s just as important to try new things. So, don’t be afraid to embrace looks that you wouldn’t normally choose. You might be missing out on your perfect look. For example, if you’re always wearing jeans why not try out a dress once a week? Instead of always wearing heels, throw in a pair of flats (or vice versa). It’s always good to try something new.
10. Red Lipstick
Find the perfect shade of red and make it your signature. It’s worked for so many of our favourite celebrities, and it can work for you, too. Whether you prefer your lipstick with a matte finish or a glossy look. Try this, throw on your favourite pair of jeans, slip into a crisp, white t-shirt, and then finish your look with that new red lipstick. You won’t even need another stitch of make-up.
Now, take the tips and put it all together. And here’s an extra one, don’t be afraid to draw inspiration from menswear. Guys have it easy, they can throw on a pair of chinos and a nice button-down and walk into an interview. Take some of those classics and put a modern twist on them to create your own style. Make sure you check out the awesome deals and Surfstitch discount options that are available on OZCodes. Keep your style as cool and casual as your bank account will be about the total of your bill.