"You could be the most stylish person in a t-shirt and jeans if you know how to do it. ” Karl Lagerfeld gives you some golden advice: having style can be learned and worked on every day. Every designer and every fashionista will tell you that. Style lies in the choice of clothes and accessories of course, but also - and above all - in the smallest details of your outfit. And then there's that extra little spark. But let's start with the essential basics before getting into the ultimate details of the chic woman. So here are 15 brilliant clothing tips to look stylish with each of your outfits.
1. Minimal Shopping
Promotions, reductions, sales, destocking, end of series. the temptations to buy clothes and accessories are so numerous that your dressing room is overflowing with fast fashion pieces that have never been worn before. Or neglected because they deformed or faded from the first wash.
Minimalist and efficient dressing room (Photo: Freepik)
Buy the essentials. Calmly consider each coin before taking out your change. Is it for a special occasion (meaning you'll only wear it once before you forget it) or can you wear it often by twisting it into different styles?
Also read the article Zero Waste Dressing to discover new nuggets in your closet
2. Styled with must-haves
True fashionistas all have one thing in common, an insider secret that adapts to all short-lived fashion trends. This secret that they willingly share (but often not taken seriously) is that their closet contains 28 to 37 timeless classic clothes.
Styled with the essentials (Photo: senivpetro)
Trench coat, denim jacket, good quality t-shirt, fitted and oversized shirt, jeans, pencil skirt. No risk of fashion faux pas with these essentials of women's fashion chosen in noble materials. See these purchases as a clothing investment that you will be proud of every day. Indeed, all your looks will be elegant and refined with ease.
Also read: Women's wardrobe: 25 essentials for style
3. Always flawless
Having style is not invented: you must carefully observe the condition of your clothes before wearing them EVERY DAY. Some stains do not come out with a machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees. This is the case, for example, with lipstick stains or deodorant halos that discolor black clothes and yellow white ones.
Never put on a stained item of clothing in the morning and hope no one notices it because it's a little pokey. It would really be a mistake of bad taste.
Track down stains when folding your laundry. If necessary, clean again with warm water and mild soap insisting on the stain. Does she resist? Turn to detergents adapted to the color and the material.
4. Anticipate small accidents
A jostle that sends your coffee flying off your white blouse, a misplaced nudge in the restaurant right when you're drinking your glass of wine, splashes on your new suede shoes. Wearing a stained garment all day is a most unpleasant experience. Loss of credibility, sneering from colleagues, etc.
To avoid these awkward moments, plan a complete change of outfit at the office: white blouse, straight pants and classic heels will go perfectly with the rest of your outfit for the day. And remember to replace the spare garment the next day.
5. Surfing the trends at low prices
Following fashion trends season after season requires a substantial budget. Unless you are a clever fashionista who varies the accessories to be fashionable, even with timeless classics.
Bags, shoes, jewelry, hats, socks, scarves, gloves, hair accessories. Here's how to adopt the trend of the moment without breaking the bank.
Still on trend with fashion accessories (Photo: cookie_studio)
Of course, you can fall for a designer handbag on sale or gold and diamond jewelry. But to show that you care about fashion and get lots of compliments every month, there's nothing like new arrivals at low prices.
Insider tip: Before investing in a designer bag, buy three inexpensive ones: a small, a medium and a large. Which do you prefer based on your lifestyle? A mini for parties or a big tote bag for going to college, shopping and hitting the beach in one day?
You will then know what type of model to invest in.
7. THE favorite piece
Do you have a piece of clothing or an accessory that you LOVE. A one-of-a-kind piece that earns you compliments every time you wear it. It is out of the ordinary, catches the eye and fits you like a glove.
Whether it's a pair of vintage leopard shoes, a flashy jacket, an amazing print. you really should have this kind of piece in your wardrobe!
8. Attention to small details
There are details that ruin your style! Like the color difference between the different metals in your outfit: does the color of the zip on your shoes match that of your belt buckle, the hooks of your bag strap and your necklace?
Small details make all the difference in style (Photo: rawpixel)
Style is hidden in the smallest details of your outfit. And no fashionista worthy of the name mixes silver and gold in one and the same outfit.
9. Handpicked colors
Do you use the fashion color wheel to find the best color combinations between your top, bottom, shoes and bag?
You can use it in two ways:
- develop your gradient style around a color of your colorimetry
- be bold with complementary colors
Santiago Colorblock Short Kimono - les petits imprimés
Warning: some colors produce a visual effect which may be unwanted:
- warm colors like orange, yellow and brown crush you. They make you look smaller. Which can be embarrassing if you are already small.
- blue, purple and green are soothing colors that exude serenity
- black, white and gray are neutral colours, ideal in all circumstances.
Warning: to have style, do not exceed three colors per outfit.
Also read: Colorimetry: Which colors suit me best?
10. Smart Underwear
Have you ever seen a woman with a badass look. with the lines of her panties under her ultra-tight skinny jeans? Or the lace of the bra clearly visible under a very thin t-shirt?
Each morphology has its own underwear (Photo: master1305)
To prevent unwanted details from smudging your outfit (especially if you're wearing shorties that add horizontal lines and make you look wider), consider these tips when shopping:
- choose shapes that make you slim
- prefer invisible underwear such as seamless bras and shorties or outright thongs
- try on your future bra with a thin t-shirt to see if it shows through
Finally, one last piece of advice: check in the mirror to see if your underwear can be seen before going out, whether to go to the office or for a night out.
11. Patterns and structures: pitfalls to avoid
Having style means choosing the clothes and accessories that will make you look your best. So it would be a shame to ruin your efforts by choosing a nice cut but a bad pattern (and vice versa).
Patterns are your allies to brighten up an outfit, give it character and personality. It should absolutely reflect your personality and your style.
12. Style a shirt and t-shirt
Do you wear your t-shirt over your jeans, your shorts or your dress? Know that just one small gesture will show the world how fashion savvy you are. In addition, changing a very small detail will make you stand out more and make your look more dynamic.
The classic white shirt goes modern (Photo: svetlanasokolova)
The first idea that comes to mind is to tuck your shirt, blouse or t-shirt into your bottom to transform your look.
But to add even more spice to your style, vary the styles: t-shirt half tucked in front, with a bow, blouse over the pants. The choice is vast!
13. Yes to vertical stripes!
It's a known fact: horizontal stripes are unflattering to most body types. Only super-thin model-sized morphologies can afford horizontal lines without giving the illusion of being two sizes larger.
Prefer instead the vertical stripes that make you taller and refine your morphology.
14. Subtle stripping
A plunging neckline and a mini skirt don't go together in the same outfit if you want to show off your style. Show only one part of the body at a time: a neckline and a midi skirt, jeans with holes with a sweater, a short skirt and a round neck t-shirt.
Long gray twisted dress Sara - les petits imprimés
15. The jeans that want you well
Jeans are a must have in women's wardrobes: durable, practical and fashionable, they can be worn on all occasions. Casual, classy, relaxed. the other pieces will give it the tone to adopt to achieve your style.
Taking the time to choose the right jeans to flatter your figure (Photo: nensuria)
But choosing the right jeans for your body shape isn't easy. A little trick to overcome this challenge: choose a size below your usual size and wash your jeans twice before wearing them. Indeed, denim has the super power to stretch. Ditto if he is too short at the ankles: he will gain a few centimeters without worry.
To be stylish, jeans should sit on top of your shoes. So if it's too long, pull it up with a thin lapel. This 7/8th cut slims the ankle and we particularly recommend it with high, thin heels.
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To end on a high note, here is Jane Birkin's opinion on our topic of the day: “You can't have style without having confidence. ” The famous little extra spark.