Dressing Tips; For Ladies

Dressing Tips; For Ladies

• Organize your closet. Get out all your clothes and decide which ones you want and don’t want. Donate, sell, or re-purpose anything that you haven’t worn in a year (that isn’t seasonal), doesn’t fit or isn’t your style and those you think you’ve out grown. If you haven’t worn it in a year, you won’t miss it. Thinking, “I could need this one day!” will leave you thinking you have nothing to wear for most. Clean it out. Someone else could second-love your things.

• If you have loads of items that don’t fit anymore, don’t keep them all to be hopeful. Keep a few of your favorites, but pitch the rest. A closet full of clothes that don’t fit could just make you lose your inspiration. Know your body type. And dress for it. The most fashionable items in the world right now won’t look good on you if you don’t have the right body type for it. It does not mean you’re too fat, too thin, too tall, or too short. You just don’t have the optimal shape for that cut. Take a good look in the mirror. Try to look at yourself as objectively as possible. Pick things about your physical appearance that you like and dislike.


• It’s important to figure out the answers to these questions before you go shopping so you know what to buy! If you don’t have a clue, then shopping can be very intimidating. Know your style. What do you like? Do you want to incorporate trendy items into your wardrobe, or do you prefer a classic look? Do you have hipster tendencies? Want to be a professional? Being fashionable does not mean adhering to a specific look. It means finding what you’re comfortable in and running with it.

• Ultimately, clothes that you love and feel good and will be worn more confidently by you. It has less to do with today’s fashion and more to do with how you present yourself, though both are intertwined you don’t want to be looking like the 70’s. Consider context. Where you live, where you go and what you do are major factors in dressing fashionably. If you wear a ball gown to the office that is downright not fashionable; if you wear a business suit to the prom, it’s the same thing. Think about what kind of clothing is appropriate for the things you’re going to be doing. Start shopping. The best thing to do is to buy long-lasting pieces that will retain their class throughout the seasons. Fashion changes extremely quickly! Don’t fill your wardrobe with things that won’t be appropriate the same time next year; you’ll just regret buying it.

• In the context of what flatters your body, find a handful of your favorite, variable pieces. A classic white button-down, a favorite pair of flatteringly-cut jeans, boots, cinched-waist skirt and a sweater, for starters. You can mix and match these items all you want for dozens of different looks. Ask someone else to go shopping with you. It’s always good to have an outsider’s perspective, especially a friend to make the time pass by more quickly. Bring along someone who can give you well-formulated critiques regarding your clothes. The image we see in the mirror isn’t always how we really look! The fact that you love that dress doesn’t mean it looks good on you but just by liking it, your sub-concision gives you a feel that its good

• Don’t ever wear something that doesn’t make you feel beautiful. If you feel uncomfortable, everyone can see that. Being fashionable is being confident.

• Clothes do not look cooler the more you show your skin. It’s fine to show some skin, but clothes do not have to have plunging v-neck necklines or be midriff bearing to be attractive. Leave something to the imagination.

• Do NOT try to co-ordinate your makeup to your outfit. It sounds like a good idea, but it’s not. EX: pink shirt, pink makeup. Instead, try choosing makeup which compliments your eye color.

• Try places like bargain stores and emporiums for jewelry; they have great stuff for great prices!

• Confidence is key. If you don’t have confidence, nobody will admire your look. You have to believe in yourself, then everybody else will too.

• Be you! If you like something but someone else doesn’t, don’t fret. They have no right to say what you can and can’t like. Remember your honest friend, though. There’s a difference between something that fits you horribly and something that just makes a difference in style.

• Flick through magazines and find a style icon you can be inspired by. Stars need to always look good as they are constantly followed!

• Remember you can always make old things new. If you have sweet sewing skills, put them into place! Never be afraid to stand out by being unique. Setting trends is always very fashionable. Careful not to over-design though. That WILL come of as “weird”.

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