The Style Secrets of Women Who Always Look Perfectly Put Together
You know those women, who always look as if they've just left home perfectly dressed? In contrast to me, they always look perfectly dressed, makeup applied and not as if they've been hanging around in the office for several hours.
I have some days when I put in more effort with my outfit and look stylish and days when I look less stylish and comfort is the only thing I care about, because my day is going to be damn stressy. Apart from that fact, I tend to style my hair in a messy bun when things start to get stressful during the day – with the effect that my whole look isn’t that fresh at the end of the day anymore.
What is the main difference to those always stylish girls? Do they go on retreats every other hour? Let me try to solve the mystery with some simple tricks stylish women always follow (and me too, as of now). Keep cool: contrary to popular belief, really chic women aren't superhuman — they're just well-prepared and know how to deal with week-old coffee stains on their blouses or how to avoid hobbling in painful heels.
Most of all, it’s important to plan what you wear depending on the weather. Wearing flats in the morning when you find that it's raining cats and dogs after leaving the office? Dodging puddles in your wide-leg flares? Well, your after-work outfit will no doubt be destroyed. On days filled with important meetings, it’s easier to think about your outfit the evening before, because time can be short in the morning. That means the fashionable girls among us have some very helpful habits that make looking polished, confident, and cool a daily reality. It's not about a total wardrobe overhaul or dropping tons of cash on the season's biggest trends. Real style starts at home the moment you wake up.
Proof that comfy shoes like sneakers can be worn with a chic outfit.
Check your wardrobe for good fitting clothes. Sounds easy, but to be honest, we all have those blouses in our wardrobe that actually don’t fit perfectly anymore. Despite how much you love something in your wardrobe, if it doesn't fit, it's time to let it go. Equally important is to make sure the clothes in your wardrobe are free of coffee stains, makeup spots and ironed – a crumpled wool trouser will never create an awesome outfit.
When time is short in the morning, I tend to ignore stains or wrinkles or I just don’t see them – so check your clothes regularly and before getting dressed. Your blouses and trousers aren't just going to magically unwrinkle after you've tossed them on the floor, so get in the habit of hanging things up and checking your clothes right after you've worn them to ensure they're wear-ready for next time. Also, keeping your shoes in great condition is half the rent: polished shoes without stains are important, especially in a business context.
Blogger Camille Charriere proves that looks like this are ruined when wearing wrinkled trousers.You see, the secret is to set out your outfit the night before to save you from running around in a panic the next morning. This is probably the biggest “secret” behind the always well-dressed women. None of us likes running out of the house with an unfastened button or mismatched shoes. Prepping your outfit for the morning also give you a few extra minutes to add a belt or a special piece of jewelry to polish off the look.
I guess she checked if her shoes fit the outfit the day before. A secret you may not have on your radar: Stylish women know the foundation of a great look is good underwear. Make sure the fabric and silhouette of your look is paired with the right bra, panties, and shapewear to provide the support you need, whether it's to ensure you're not inadvertently giving your office a peep show when you forget your slip or preventing a nip slip on date night.
No white blouse without the right underwear! Ever wonder how some women make even jeans and a t-shirt look impossibly chic? It has a lot to do with the fit, of course, but there's another subtle way these ladies are elevating their outfit. It might be a great leather belt, a special pair of earrings or a luxe bag, but in every case, one expensive or even expensive-looking accessory adds infinitely more polish. But careful, there’s a point at which it can become too much and the chicest women know exactly what that point is. Ask yourself, if you really need both the scarf and the statement necklace.
Olivia Palermo is the best example for styling basic outfits to wow-outfits with some luxury accessories.
Boosting the outfit with a high quality handbag and nice shoes.
Looks like Pernille Teisbaek knows how to create a monochrome outfit in an awesome way giving it some lift with statement necklaces. Furthermore, know that being that being a bit overdressed is okay. Better to be overdressed than underdressed. The well-dressed women in the room are always the ones, who got the dress code memo, so make sure you’re not just dressed for the weather, but also for the occasion. I never want to be the one tugging at my miniskirt in a room full of more conservative looks. If you're ever on the fence about an out-there top or flashy skirt, remember to consider where you're going and who you'll see. There's a time and a place for that plunging neckline — but it may not be at your company's Christmas party.
Use accessories to create a wow-effect outfit, even if the rest is simple and comfy or just nothing special. Statement collars, colors, a scarf or special shoes, like over-knees, are a great style ideas.https://www.instagram.com/p/BL-oXzmBz9I/?taken-by=adenorah
Great style doesn't come without studying fashion icons and other ladies with killer style. The easiest place to get inspired? Window shopping or scrolling through blogs, Instagram or Pinterest is a great way to reinvent your wardrobe and get some new ideas for combinations. My favorite outfit inspiration is on Instagram: I love Olivia Palermo’s feed, although she often posts some red carpet looks. For ready-to-wear looks, I like to check out the Instagram feed of blogger girl, Pernille Teisbaek, because she knows how to create easy, effortless and special looks you can easily recreate without investing in a whole new wardrobe.
My best advice: carry a SOS kit or store one in your desk. Tissues, something against stains, a safety pin and lipstick should be basic and may save your life in an otherwise awkward situation. I have a really small sewing kit from my Grandma, which actually saved my life several times – and that of one of my colleagues.