Being stylish each morning can seem impossible when we’re juggling careers, families, and finding time for ourselves. But it’s not! Our stylists (our most stylish women) reveal their secrets for unlocking the next level of style.
1. PLAN IT OUT
Despite the fact that you can’t plan for everything, don’t let your mornings surprise you. Consider outfit planning to go hand in hand with meal planning to make sure you don’t have any regrets during the week.” —Stylist, Amber F.
2. SEEK OUT (STYLISH) INSPIRATION
Discover stylish women to follow, whether they’re your sister’s best friend’s cousin or your favorite Instagram style star. You can use the photos of fashionistas who inspire you as inspiration for your outfits (see tip #1). Having trouble getting started? We have endless inspiration on our Instagram and Pinterest boards, thanks to our most stylish ladies.” —Stylist, Jennifer M.
3. When in doubt, (OVER)DRESS
The destination and who you’ll be seeing should always be considered when deciding what to wear. Always err on the side of being dressy when in doubt. For that effortless chic look, wear a casual jacket or jean if you’re worried about looking too done-up.” -Stylist, Angela G.
4. Step out of your comfort zone
There’s no harm in trying something new. A great style is built on trying new things, whether it’s a bright new color that stands out from your usual neutral palette or shifting from skinny jeans to a boyfriend silhouette. You never know what trends you might love! – Jennifer M, stylist.
5. ALWAYS ACCESSORIZE
If you are wearing a statement necklace or a pop-color bag (or all of the above), don’t forget to wear a pair of earrings as well. Statement pieces can transform a boring outfit into a stand-out one in seconds.” -Stylist, Stephanie S.
6. CRAFT A CAPSULE WARDROBE
One of a stylist’s not-so-secret weapons is her capsule wardrobe. When your closet is full of items that can easily be mixed and matched, you won’t have to worry about what to wear in the morning. You should invest in timeless pieces, like a great pair of jeans, a simple LBD, and timeless jewelry.” —Stylist, Stephania S.
7. TRY A STATEMENT SHOE
You don’t even have to wear sky-high heels to make a statement when it comes to footwear, either (flats can do the same and your feet will thank you). Add a printed flat or a pop of color wedge to even the casualst of looks.” —Stylist, Jennifer M.
8. OWN AT LEAST ONE CONVERSATION PIECE
The “wow” factor is necessary every once in a while. Keep something in your arsenal for the days when you need to look stylish,” -Stylist, Chelsea T. “Keep an amazing pair of over-the-knee boots, a vintage dress you borrowed from your mom’s closet, or an enviable handbag.” -Stylist, Chelsea T.
9. Get to know your body shape
How should stylish women behave? Fit is the first priority. In order to achieve this, you must become familiar with your body shape. Consider yourself a petite pear shape and like to emphasize your shoulders? Create a closet that emphasizes your most prominent features and shape.” -Stylist, Crista G.
10. Age is just a number
Never let a number stop you from trying a new trend or wearing a piece that catches your eye. Are you 62 and looking for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans? Give it a try! Looking to switch into a buttoned-up, business-oriented wardrobe? Don’t forget to button it up! An important note from Megan S., a stylist, she also shared Fashion trends must check.
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Oversaturated trends should be replaced with timeless staples
Take a look at these professional stylists’ advice on nailing the perfect weekend look, work wardrobe, or date-night ensemble before you go shopping. Your friends might surprise you with their suggestions-and you’ll receive more compliments than ever before. Discover how to update and wear the looks you already own, and how to try new things without breaking the bank. By using this information wisely, you’ll not only learn the style secrets of women who always look put together, you’ll also be one of them!
You don’t have to wear dresses and heels to have style
It’s not necessary to be super girly to be fashionable. Tomboy by nature, I encourage women to experiment with casual or menswear clothing. A trench coat with cute sneakers is one of my favorite tomboy trends!
You shouldn’t believe everything you see on Instagram
There is often more to the story than what’s shown on social media. As glamorous as I appear on social media, I wish people knew that sweatpants and a sweatshirt not only make me feel comfortable, but also make me feel sexiest!
Your day can be ruined if you spend too much time choosing your outfit
There are not enough people who have heard of decision fatigue. The result of making too many decisions during the course of a day is decision fatigue. It is these little decisions that actually drain the brain of the ability to make decisions later. Therefore, don’t waste your brainpower getting dressed in the morning. Reduce your wardrobe to pieces you like and get rid of the things you don’t wear regularly. Simple clothing will give you the energy to handle life’s toughest problems. -Dan Moyer Jr., stylist and social media director for Closet Factory.