Don’t Change to Fit the Fashion. Change the Fashion to Fit You.
For people who are not used to dressing up daily, going out for a party or for dinner can be a stressful thing. It shouldn’t be. You should remember to have fun with it. You are supposed to be enjoying yourself, so what’s stopping you?
Remember fashion is one of the best tools that women and men have to express your mood and personality without saying a word.
Here’s a checklist for all the things to look into before stepping out:
- Where are you going?
Is it super fancy, or casual, for a party or dinner? Try to Google the place you are going to before dressing up.
- What’s the Weather Like?
Check the weather report. You do not want to wear your white shoes if you have to walk a bit to get to your location.
- Will you be eating or just having drinks? This is important in case you are like me and you’re a messy eater, then you can go for more glossy lipsticks over matte ones; on the days you have to eat out.
“A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous” – Coco Chanel
That’s pretty much it. Now let’s get straight to the good stuff. You do not have to stress out about dressing up, you should try to make it enjoyable. It always helps calm me down when I have a fun playlist on or when I have pre-decided my outfit the night before.
#PurpleGlitchTip: Your outfit must be comfortable to wear, flattering to your body and appropriate for the occasion.
Here are 5 items of clothing that can immediately spice up your outfit:
This little piece of jewellery can do wonders for your outfit. You can go for silver, metallic or (my
If you are worried that you are dressed to basic or showing too much skin, a jacket is a must. You can go for a denim jacket (I suggest you wear it during the day), leather jacket, bomber jacket, camel coat, suede jacket, long-tail jacket etc. You have a lot of options when you go shopping make sure you get jackets in evergreen
- Seamless Underwear or other Shapewear
This has actually been more of a recent revelation for me. Not that there are shaping tights, but the seamless shaping underwear part. Trust me, these are great at making your muffin top disappear in a jiffy. Wearing shapewear can make you look more fit and your shapely body will spice up your outfit for sure.
I recommend that you only opt to wear shapewear once in a while as wearing them too often
Hand &Ear Accessories
Okay, I know I probably should have added this with the
- Light Coloured Footwear
If you are someone who prefers to wear darker toned clothes, or even if you enjoy wearing light-toned clothes, a pair of light coloured shoes can easily spice up your outfit. By shoes I mean anything: heels, wedges, flats, loafers, ballerinas, sneakers etc. The light coloured footwear will add a certain hue to your whole outfit and complete your look.
A belt can immediately spruce a loose t-shirt dress or shirt dress, add a little glam factor to your top and jeans options or even complement a pair of white or light blue shorts. Preferably always go for a black belt with a chunky clasp.
Now that’s all the advice I have to give to spice up your outfit. But the important thing is to not worry about looking perfect but rather make sure you are always comfortable.
If any of the above mentioned items make you feel too tight, too over the top or too heavy, do not wear them. What you should focus on when picking outfits is how it makes YOU feel and whether you can move freely, dance and sit for long hours comfortably.
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