Less is More: A Guide to Simple, Chic Style
Looking your best, whatever you are doing, doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming.
Here are some tips to help you look your best effortlessly:
Stick to simple, classic styles that are easy to wear and require minimal effort. Invest in high-quality basics that can be mixed and matched to create effortless outfits. If you know your neutral colours they will prove to be so useful. The column of colour can work so well with neutrals, however, they can be mixed and matched with other colours in your wardrobe and can often work throughout the year.
Identify what styles work for you and stick to them. For example, knowing that an A-line skirt works for you - hunt out more of the same style. If you have found a brand that fits you perfectly, then look at that brand for ideas and inspiration, and it needn’t be a petite-specific brand either. Often, major brands will give you ideas on how to style an outfit - you needn’t copy them slavishly, but use them for ideas.
Choose comfortable clothing: Opt for comfortable clothing made from breathable materials, think cotton and linen for the summer, or wool for those colder months. Add a bit of luxury with a silk blouse, or underwear. That doesn’t mean looking for something shapeless but conversely, don’t be tempted to buy something that is too tight, it will only make you feel uncomfortable. Find outfits that skim, rather than just hang! Once you feel comfortable in your clothing, you will look more confident.
Invest in grooming: Taking the time to groom yourself can make a huge difference in how you look and feel. Make the trip to the hairdresser a pleasant experience - it shouldn’t be an ordeal! Regular haircuts, grooming your eyebrows, and keeping your skin clean and moisturised can all help you look your best effortlessly. A pop of lipstick can make all the difference! If you don’t like to wear much makeup - try a tinted moisturizer and/or coloured lipgloss.
Wear confidence: Confidence is key when it comes to looking your best. Stand up straight, make eye contact, and walk with purpose. All of these simple actions can help you look more confident and polished. Wearing just one garment - or accessory can make all the difference to how you feel about yourself, and how others see you - so go and find your favourite item, and own the look!
I often ask you to experiment with items you already have in your wardrobe. Think of different combinations, try different accessories, those you wouldn’t ordinarily wear. But most importantly feel comfortable in what you choose to wear.
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