“ I have clothes but no outfits!”
Sound familiar? This is a popular meme that has been circulating for a while and gets recycled every couple of months. You have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear, meaning you just aren’t sure how to style them. Fret not! That’s what we’re here for.
You can quickly look chic by mastering a few fashion tips and tricks.
The important thing to realise here is that fashion doesn’t work the same way for everyone. By understanding what works for you and incorporating these fashion styling tips, you can revolutionise the way you dress on a daily basis.
Scroll down for some tips that keep you feeling confident and chic whether you’re headed to work or a post-work party.
Fashion Tips for Working Ladies
Here’s our list of essential tips to keep in mind to avoid a fashion faux pas while trying out different looks.
1. Organize your closet
This one’s very important, because how will you know what to wear if you don’t know what’s in your closet? Maybe you’ve been wearing the same outfits for ages because it’s familiar and you haven’t organized well enough to know what fits and what doesn’t. Try every item in your closet to set aside what you absolutely need and what goes with the look you’re trying to achieve.
Pro tip: It’s better to let go of anything that you know you might never wear.
2. Go for the one in, one out method
We’re all tempted to get with the latest trends and shopping for them often results in an overhauled closet. To avoid this, it’s better to let go of some pieces you’ve been holding onto every time you add something new to your closet. If you stay disciplined like this, you can stop over-accumulating and only have what you require. For example, when you buy a new top it’s time to put away an old one that, say, you would’ve had just for the sentimental value.
3. Invest in clothes that suit your shape
Knowing your body shape is very important to understand which silhouettes suit your body and avoid confusion. The trick is to achieve a balance while styling your clothes. For instance, if you have more weight on your lower half then you can even it out by adding volume to your top half. Have fun experimenting with different fabrics, colours and cuts, all the while staying confident that you know you will look fantastic.
4. Experiment with colour
Stylish office wear for ladies is no longer about darker colours like black or navy despite their slimming effect and easy styling. However, wearing these shades often can make your look repetitive. Don’t hesitate to embrace some brighter shades. If you don’t want to go all out by wearing a bright top or pants, you can start by adding a pop of colour to your outfits like a red handbag or belt.
5. Shop for essentials
Make sure to invest in good quality wardrobe essentials, that you will keep going back to no matter what style is “in”. You’re probably already aware of the little black dress or the classic white shirt but make sure to also add jackets and coats that elevate the look of your outfit. Invest in a good quality tailored blazer, especially for your office wear or a formal look and a stylish open jacket for your party wear. If you’re running late, these items are great to throw on and appear dressy without much effort.
6. Remember to accessorize
No matter how good your outfit is, it’s not complete without a few accessories. Whether it’s an edgy belt or a statement necklace these items can quickly transform your look. At the same time, make sure not to go overboard with the accessories. If you’re already wearing huge dangly earrings, make sure to go easy on your neck piece or just avoid it completely. Wearing the right shoes, bags, sunglasses and jewellery can easily elevate your look from good to great.
7. Avoid buying clothes when you’re unsure
Sometimes shopping can be as easy as eyeing something on display at a store, and knowing that you want it. However, this might not always be the case. Other times, you may like an outfit only once you’ve tried it and seen how it looks on you. If you’re not sure about a particular outfit and find yourself weighing the pros and cons, it’s better to avoid buying it.
Whether it’s a cotton shift dress or a pantsuit for women, when you wear clothes that make you feel good, you are a lot more confident and ready to take on whatever comes your way. Style goes beyond nice clothing and designer trends. It’s knowing what works for you and how to go around it. What’s your ultimate style tip? Tell us in the comments below!