Whether heading to the office or out on the town, every lady wants to dress her best. Selecting clothing that turns heads and makes you feel great can be tricky, but once you know what you are after, looking chic is simpler than you think.

There are a few key things to remember when creating your style. The best advice is to go with simplicity. 

Here’s the core of it all:

Know Your Body Type

It is essential to know your body shape, so you can select clothes that accentuate the good, down-play the not-so-good, and create a beautiful balance. The main body types are:

  • Hourglass
  • Pear
  • Apple
  • Inverted triangle
  • Rectangle

Sometimes, even though you love a recent new trend, it just doesn’t suit your shape. For example, if you are an inverted triangle shape, a flowing, voluminous top with lots of detail may make you look too top-heavy. Or white slacks when you have an hourglass figure may give you too much emphasis on the lower body.

It’s best to create a more balanced look. Set your trends!

A lot of the classic styles, such as at HeartMyCloset, embraced the curves and accentuated a woman’s body type. And vintage is in – again! Royal figures like Duchess Kate have made the return to classics elegant and alluring.

Also, when it comes to the body, don’t show too much skin at once. Leave a little to the imagination.

Pick Clothes that Fit

Sometimes, you’ll find a style you love, but that doesn’t quite fit. Preferably don’t buy it. Ill-fitting clothes are uncomfortable and unflattering.

Instead, go for quality items that feel like a second skin and hug your figure without being too tight.

Choose Colours to Suit Your Skin Tone

Often, the colors we love and those that suit us are the same, but sometimes they clash. Make sure the colors you feel drawn to suit you. Rule of thumb is that warm colors suit people with warm skin tones and cool colors with cooler skin tones.

For those days that you can’t decide what to wear, blue denim jeans and a white top are failsafe options. 

Liven Up with Accessories

Even if your style leans towards neutral and uncomplicated designs, you can always accessorize to add some ‘Wowza.’

  • Wear scarves, necklaces and bracelets with color.
  • Don’t over-do the accessories, however. Select key pieces that give your outfit a lift.
  • Pick one item to be the focal point and let any others round off the look.
  • Always wear good shoes – people notice more than you realize! Be careful with heels; make sure you are comfortable and won’t feel worried about toppling over.

Be Brave

While simplicity is the key, don’t be shy to wear a classy item that you think you won’t be able to pull off once in a while. This daring is what will take you to next-level chic!

If you’re not sure, bounce ideas off a friend whose fashion sense you admire.

Don’t Forget Grooming

Proper grooming finishes off your look, making you appear more sophisticated. It takes time to do that mane, we know, but it is worth it. Poor grooming detracts from the overall effect and can make you look older.

For example, rather than just slapping up a ponytail or bun, look up ways to add texture and glamour. With practice, you will be able to create lovely styles quite quickly.

Make-up is a whole section on its own, but again instead, go for a balanced, natural look unless you know your way around the make-up scene.

Last Thoughts

In short:

  • dress to suit your body shape and coloring,
  • don’t overdo boldness,
  • practice good grooming,
  • risk once in a while,

And you’ll achieve the chic look you’ve always wanted!