Every morning when you step out of the house, you want to look and feel your best. Recently, your confidence has taken a bit of a knock so you want to shake up your style and spice up your wardrobe. Whether you’re searching for a new job or you’re fresh out of a relationship, there is always a good reason to revamp your style. We all long to look like a Victoria’s Secret models, but you have to be realistic. There are so many smart and sophisticated ways to add some zest into your summer style, so grab some inspiration right here.
Even if you are wearing a plain, simple and monochrome outfit, you can inject your own sense of style with awesome accessories. Oversized handbags, hats and sunglasses are the perfect addition to your summer ensemble. Earrings are also an amazing way to add a little extra something to your outfit, from classic studs to huge hoops. Colour is key when you are choosing accessories, so don’t be afraid to experiment with quirky tones. Rose gold earrings would look fabulous with a brightly coloured outfit, whereas red statement ones would be a show stopping addition to a little black dress in the evening.
You would be amazed at how many of your clothes don’t actually fit you very well. Tailoring will revolutionise the way you dress, as long as you know how. Your body will be completely different to anybody else’s so it is important to get to know yourself. Wear outfits that hug your curves in all the right places and you will have mastered the art of tailoring. Even if you have a baggy, oversized dress in your wardrobe, you can synch in the waist with a skinny belt. Tailored jackets and coats are also a brilliant way to accentuate your features and make your body look beautiful.
When your wardrobe is stocked full of basics, you will never be able to go wrong with your style. Some of the staple items you should invest in include a little black dress, plain white or grey vest tops, beautifully fitted jeans, a camel coat and a pair of comfortable and casual shoes. Once your closet is stocked up with these items, you will be prepared for almost any event at the drop of a hat. You can mix and match all of these key items and use accessories to make them look unique every time.
Believe it or not, your shoes are one of the first things any fashion conscious person will notice about you. Investing in high quality footwear will not only serve your feet well, but they will also bring a bit of added spice to your wardrobe. You need a pair of basic black or nude heels that you can rely on for any fancy occasion. Similarly, you should also have a pair of classic trainers or Converse for your more casual days. In the summer, a pair of comfortable and chic sandals will be you go-to item, so make sure you choose a neutral colour that will match everything.
Finding the most flattering colours for your skin tone, hair colour and eye colour might seem like a minefield. However, it is very easy to find shades that suit you, as long as you put a little bit of ground work in. There are actually colour matching experts out there who can provide you with an in depth consultation about the ‘season’ you suit the most. In general, those with darker hair suit autumnal and winter tones such as emerald greens, maroons and royal blues. If you are a fair haired, blue eyed individual, you might want to sway more towards the summer and spring time tones such as lemon yellow, pastel pink and mint green. The next time you’re in a store, hold a coloured piece of clothing against your face and snap a picture. Build up a library of images so that you can go home and compare them; you will soon be able to see which tones look terrific and which shades can be left at the door!
So if you’re looking for a way to boost your confidence and feel better about your personal style, try some of the ideas above. Never underestimate the art of mastering the basics, finding colours that suit you and wearing accessories that accentuate your chosen ensemble. Even if you are clueless about the fashion world, you will soon find your feet and feel fabulous with your smart and sophisticated wardrobe choices.