Between balancing career, family, and finding time for ourselves, stepping out the door with style every day can seem impossible—but it’s not! Here are few steps to unlocking the next level of style.
Between balancing career, family, and finding time for ourselves, stepping out the door with style every day can seem impossible—but it's not! Here are few steps to unlocking the next level of style.
Plan it out
You can't plan for everything, but don't let your mornings catch you off-guard. Just like you'd plan a week's worth of meals on a Sunday if you're trying to save time, give outfit planning a shot to make way for stress-free mornings and outfit-regret-free days.
Seek out (stylish) inspiration
Find stylish women to follow—whether it's your favorite Instagram style star or your sister's best friend's cousin. Discover fashionistas whose style inspires you, then use their photos as inspiration to help plan your outfits.
When in doubt, (over)dress
If you're ever on the fence about what to wear, consider your destination and who you'll see. When in doubt, err on the side of being more dressy. If you're worried about looking too done-up, bring along a casual layer like a jean or cargo jacket to give your look that effortless chic touch.
Step out of your comfort zone
It never hurts to try something new. Whether that includes a bright new hue that stands out from your usual neutral palette, or shifting from skinny jeans, to try new things. Who knows what trends you might discover you love!
Try to wear at least one accessory, whether it's a statement necklace, a pop-colour bag or a great pair of earrings (or all of the above). A solid statement piece can take an ensemble from ho-hum to a stand-out in seconds.
Get to know your body shape
The golden rule of stylish women? Fit first. With that, getting to know your body shape is key. Consider yourself a petite pear shape and prefer to highlight your shoulders? Build your closet with clothes that put the spotlight on your shape and favourite features.
Age is just a number
When it comes to trying a new trend or rocking a piece that catches your eye, don't allow that number to prevent you from trying something new.