Now that you have a plan here are a few tips…
- When wearing flares, proportions are key. Wear heels with flares but make sure they hit an inch above the heel.
- When looking for boyfriend jeans fit is key. Look for a slimmer cut and medium to dark shade. Choose the right length. Boyfriends should hit about 3″ above your ankle when rolled. Pair your look with either a structured top or a feminine look. Keep it easy.
- To be work week chic, pair t-shirts with vest, jackets, or scarves just to give them some tjuz.
- When pick your work week looks, like I did with my whole wardrobe collect ideas for office looks, check what you already have and then create a capsule wardrobe. For example, 8 tops, 3 pairs of shoes, 3 jackets/sweaters/cardigans, 4 dresses, 5 bottoms and at least one solid neutral bag. The key is to accessorize to change up the looks.
- Mix high end products with low end products for a budget friendly stylish look. You don’t need to be designer from head to toe.
- KNOW your measurements. Fit is more important than size. Designers use fit models and a 6 is not always a six. Make sure you know your measurements especially when ordering online clothing.
- If you’re in the store, try it on. Save yourself from having to return later or holding on to something you can’t fit.
- Embrace accessories. Accessories can take any outfit up a notch.
- Most importantly, LOVE what you BUY and only BUY what you LOVE.
Here are some great books that helped me to define and refine my style.
- I Love Your Style by Amanda Brooks
The Pocket Stylist: Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Look by Kendall Farr (this will help you understand what works for your body)
- The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece By Piece by Kim France and Andrea Linett
- The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own by Kim France and Andrea Linett
- Style Evolution How to Create Ageless Personal Style in Your 40s and Beyond by Kendall Farr
- How to Be A Budget Fashionista by Kathryn Finney (this is a great shopping resource)
Happy shopping and Stay classy! Trina
What style tips do you live by?