Do you want to achieve runway perfection without verging on Zoolander pretensions? Never fear, there are ways to look high fashion without looking like Mugatu’s femme muse Katinka Ingabogovinanana (and yes, that was her name). Let fashion be your friend with these 13 tips & tricks!
#1 The Scandi Neckline
For girls with long locks, tuck most of the lengths of your hair into your high neck jumper for an effortless, Scandi fashion look. Pull out the strands framing your face if you would prefer. (Via Styled Snapshots)
#2 Capsule Wardrobe
Even if you are a shopaholic, consider making a small seasonal capsule wardrobe each season to save you time and give you a go-to ‘uniform’. Usually the best option for this is to have some quality black and white, as well as stripes, as these are a classic that can be dressed up or down with a minimalist chic approach. (Via Le Fashion)
#3 Staples Over Trends
If you are taking on a trend, don’t go overboard and try them all at the same time. Select one or two and pair them with classic staples.
#4 The Half Tuck
Wear your shirt half tucked in, half out. Switching up something so simple will give your outfit some edge and undone style.
#5 Buckle Up
If you have a dress that is a bit large at the waist, pair it with a detailed belt for functionality and fashion. Western style buckles stand out if the outfit is otherwise minimal. (Via Lookbook.nu)
#6 Knot So Difficult
Tie your shirts and t-shirts at the waist. The knot will give you a two-in-one look, plus it’s figure flattering and looks like you made more effort than you did.
#7 Mix it Up
Don’t mind what your mam used to say, mix and match your prints as long as you think they look well together. For example, sometimes stripes can look really good with a louder print. (Via Song of Style)
#8 Colour Blocking
If you prefer something less conspicuous than mixing prints, wearing a colour block outfit is equally striking and yet simple. It looks put together, and can make you look taller.
#9 Don’t Go Overboard
If you are going for an outfit that reveals some skin, keep the focus on one key area mainly. For example, if your dress shows off your legs, don’t let it be cleavage-revealing too.
#10 Man Up
Take on menswear and buy yourself a classic pantsuit. If you pair it with some killer heels and a lipstick, you’ll carry yourself with some powerful confidence.
#11 Colour Pop
If you wear a lot of neutral tones and monochromatic outfits, use the accessories as a chance to add a playful splash of colour. The colour contrast will make it pop even more.
#12 Frump Zone Fears
If you are wearing something baggy, pair it with something more form fitting to avoid looking frumpy. For example, pair mom or boyfriend jeans with a crop top or bodysuit and wear an oversized knit with some leggings.
#13 Layers and Layers
Make sure you have at least one good quality coat, as aside from the warmth factor, many people won’t see you out of it. Don’t be afraid of statement coats, like faux fur or animal print. (Via South Molton St Style)