There have been many different types of fashion styles women have adopted over the years. However, when you see a stylish woman, no matter her age, you know it. She exudes glamour, confidence and elegance no matter what she is wearing! Whatever your style may be, there is a great way to ensure your style will stay stylish – keep it classic! Here are a few of our style secrets of the chic and stylish woman.
Many times, we buy an item that we love but once home, we realize the item doesn’t fit the way we want it to. Tailoring your clothes to fit your body is a must for the chic and stylish woman. When you buy an item of clothing you really like, you want that item to last. If your clothing doesn’t fit you correctly, it will most likely not last as long. Especially if it fits tight, oversized, or the pants drag. Damaged clothing is not chic and stylish.
Tailoring your clothing eliminates the stress of finding an item that fits your body perfectly, especially when designers often create a “one shape fits all.” Tailoring allows you the flexibility to buy items that you really love and adjust them to fit your unique body shape and needs. The right fit is a chic and stylish fit!
Monochromatic looks are a great and easy way to look fabulous effortlessly. If you’re not sure which colors are the best for you, a great place to start is black. Black clothing is not only versatile, but it can also create a sophisticated look. The best thing about black: it is slimming and great at hiding problem areas! Another great color for a monochromatic look is white or cream. The old rule of not wearing white after Labor Day no longer applies so wear away! Other colors that work well with a monochromatic look are greys, nudes, red, or pink!
The key with monochromatic looks is to use texture in the fabrics. It also helps to avoid patterns, as they can be too busy and hard to pair with other items. Patterns can also create confusion for women who already feel challenged by clothing. Finding patterns that compliment your body and colors that compliment your complexion requires a keen eye, confidence and trial and error (or some help using an image consultant like myself).
Investing in a few quality designer items is a must for a chic and stylish woman, and accessories are a great way to do this. Because your shoe size will probably not change, and scarves are usually one-size-fits-all you can buy a pricey item without worry. Just adding one quality item can significantly elevate any look. This item can be a nice pair of designer heels or flats, an elegant or bold handbag, belt or even some fabulous sunglasses.
You don’t need to have a large budget in order to do so either. There are now many ways to buy pre-owned but still in great condition designer items. Don’t forget about sales! You can get an amazing deal on designer items if you watch carefully for sales and act quick! Vintage stores are still a good place to find great quality and unique pieces!
Finishing touches, like make-up, hair or a signature scent are important to a chic and stylish woman. Applying quality makeup to a clean face will tie your whole look together. Adding a bold lip color that works on you can really add a pop to any look. Finding the perfect perfume as your signature scent is a chic and stylish woman staple as well!
Lastly, chic can is an attitude. A chic and stylish woman carries herself with confidence and grace. Only wear items that make you feel completely confident and beautiful. You can’t exude confidence if you don’t feel it yourself. Your posture can sabotage your look so try to remind yourself to stand up straight. Have fun and be confident to keep it chic and stylish!
Tara Hooper is a certified image consultant and personal stylist who has helped people present their best selves for over 20 years. Founder of The Style Signature and Signature Consulting, she believes that image perception directly impacts profitability, productivity and confidence. She’s been featured on CNN and Fox to name a few.
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