Fashion comes and go. With the right style tips you can either stand out from the crowd or blend in gracefully. You are the master of your own style, no need to talk, just display with charm.
And now, with a new year upon us, many will be thinking about revamping the wardrobe, buying new items, changing looks, etc. But all you really need is this 10 basic style tips to develop a personal style that is in no one slave to fashion.
These style tips are, queridas amigas, the foundation from where fashion trends are showcased with style.
Know your body
Know your measurements before you shop. It will save you time and prevent false expectations. The most important body parts to measure are your bust, chest, hips and waist.
Shoes: make sure you can walk in them
Yes, sometimes we sacrifice comfort for fashion. After all, four inch heels guarantee that long legs look. But if it looks better than it actually feels on your foot, you probably won’t wear it. Don’t waste your money or endure the pain. If you are not comfortable, it will show on your face (not to mention you’ll be walking very funny).
Button down blouses are intended to do one thing: stay buttoned down. It looks cheap (not sexy) if people can see what lies beneath your shirt. Just don’t do it.
A lint roller is a must-have (pet owners, you know what we’re talking about). Give your outfit a few quick swipes before heading out the door – front and back – to catch any unwanted hair and fluff on your clothing. Remember, people judge a book by its cover. It’s a reality.
Rely on Peplum
A fashion item that never goes out of style. Adopt it if you feel worried about your waist or hips. Peplum has an instant slimming effect. It flatters every figure and does wonders at hiding unsightly bulge.
Know your colors
This is one of the most important style tips. Know which colors will flatter you the most by figuring out if the undertones in your skin are either warm or cold.
The experts at The Fashion Spot say women with cool undertones look best in white, black, gray, silver, and shades of blue. Women with warm undertones will be dazzling in shades of yellow, gold, brown, green and red.
Love double-sided tape
Classy girls are always prepared. Keep plunging necklines in place and prevent any fashion mishaps with this marvel.
Know your neckline
Making note of what works for you and what doesn’t is key and neckline plays a huge roll in this. The neckline is the part that shows off your pretty face, so be sure to get it right.
Don't be afraid of body shapers
Style tips aren’t just about what you see on the outside. Thank goodness to Spanx! Body shapers are ideal for hiding excess bulge (who likes the sight of love handles or muffin tops?) and allows clothes to glide on smoothly. Don’t feel bad for wearing these type of pieces, after all, they exist for a reason: to make you look (and feel) better when needed. Hey, do you really think J-Lo never wears these?
Less is more
We all love accessories, but we have to draw the line somewhere. If you’re throwing yourself an arm party, then it might be better to steer clear of too many rings. If you’re wearing large earrings that scream for attention, then you might want to forgo an equally radiant necklace — they will only work against each other. Remember this formula: simplicity = elegance.