Always wanted to switch up your style, maybe adding a little sophistication and class to your everyday outfit? You’ve probably just landed a new job and need new classy business casual attire, moved to a new city, or you might need a chance to showcase who you have become.
You are wondering how to make this transition and how to dress elegantly? Dressing in style might not be difficult, but you will need some time to combine your personal style with a sophisticated new way of dressing. Don’t automatically throw away clothes that you already have in your closet, as you might be able to fit items in ways you might not have thought possible.
I’ll walk you through the little ins and outs of a more sophisticated, sleek, and stylish look that you can wear for years to come. Between balancing career, family, and finding time for yourself, going out in style every day may seem impossible, but it isn’t if you follow our simple guide.
Plan it out
You can’t plan everything, but don’t let the mornings catch you off-guard. Just like preparing weeklong meals on Sundays, if you’re trying to save time, take the opportunity to plan clothes to make room for stress-free mornings and clothes-regret-free days.
Seek inspiration for style
Find stylish women to follow, whether it’s your favorite Instagram style star or someone you know around you. Discover fashionistas whose style inspires you, then use their photos as inspiration to help you plan your outfits. You do not know where to start? Check out Instagram and Pinterest for endless inspiration from stylish women.
When in doubt, Overdress
If you never know what to wear, think about where you’re going and who you’ll see. When in doubt, err on the side of being dressier. If you’re worried about looking too dressy, bring along a casual jacket like a jean or a cargo jacket to give your look that effortless chic touch.
Step out of your comfort zone
It never hurts to try something new. Whether you incorporate a new light shade that stands out from your usual neutral palette or switch from skinny jeans to a boyfriend silhouette, excellent style is built by trying new things. Who knows what trends might discover you, you will love it.
Try to wear at least one accessory, whether it’s a trendy necklace, a pop color bag, or a great pair of earrings, or even all of the above. A solid statement piece can ensemble a set from zero to one hundred in seconds.
Create a capsule wardrobe
A wardrobe with capsules isn’t a stylist’s not-so-secret secret weapon. A closet full of items that can be easily combined and adjusted can make your life easier. Invest in classics that will last a lifetime, such as shiny jeans, a simple LBD, and timeless jewelry.
Try on a nice shoe
When it comes to shoes, the color, feel, and style have a huge aesthetic impact and don’t even have to be high heels. Flats can make the same statement, and your feet will thank you. Even if your style casually matches, by adding a printed flat or a pop-of-color wedge can make things look more intentional.
Own at least one conversation piece
Every now and then you need that wow factor, whether it’s an amazing pair of shoes, a designer dress, or an enviable handbag, put something in your arsenal for those days you really need to be elegant.
Know your body shape
The golden rule of stylish women? Fit first. In addition, knowing your body shape is essential. Do you see yourself as a petite pear shape and prefer to show off your shoulders? Build up your wardrobe with clothes that showcase your shape and favorite features.
There are no style restrictions
When it comes to trying out a new trend or wearing something that catches your eye, don’t let this number stop you from trying something new. 62 and want to rock your boyfriend jeans? Give it a try. 22 and wanting to shift into a buttoned-up, business-first closet? Do it.