I had to hold back bursts of laughter as I was compiling this list, because, my dear faithful readers and virtual friends, I can honestly say that I don’t necessarily stick to every point I’ve made here. There are several reasons for this, the first one being, I’m trying to fight off spring fatigue at least half the year, and in that time, I feel like a snail that would like nothing more than to crawl under a rock and enjoy a life uninterrupted by sounds and obligations. That is why when I remember I still have to organise my closet, my hair turns white, which I don’t like one bit. Also, my daily outfit is closely linked to the way I feel, so it often happens that in the evening, I prepare a dress and high heels to wear the next day, but then I grab my jeans and Allstars the next morning, and get ready to conquer the world in a different way. I sincerely hope you are familiar with this type of situation, and that I’m not too much of a weirdo.
Anyway, I chose a couple of tricks and advice to improve your look and clarify your fashion ideas. Even if you don’t stick to them 100 &, keep just some of them in mind, and do the best you can, it is bound to make a difference. The morning usually sets the tone for the whole day, doesn’t it? So keep in mind it’s the steps you take in the morning that define your look, and even more importantly, your mood. Rummaging through your closet, looking for the right pair of shoes, the nightmare of an ever-overflowing bag, or looking for the right lipstick, which is probably somewhere underneath the bed, all of these things certainly don’t help. A tidy closet, drawers, and a clear head will make all the difference. It doesn’t have to be sparkling clean, but it’s good to have at least a general idea, where your things are, where you’re going, and who you are. Let’s start.
Mine is overflowing, and I am painfully aware of it, and yet there is an advantage to it: it’s colour-coded, there are two items per hanger, so I have at least some notion of what’s in there. I keep summer clothes separate from winter clothes, and I sort through everything two times a year, otherwise things would get out of hand. I’m not a big fan of keeping everything neat, but it’s certainly useful.
Evening preparations for the next day
This is especially important, when you have an important day ahead of you, a meeting or a date, and there is a risk that you’ll browse through your wardrobe in the morning not knowing what to wear. So prepare an outfit the night before, and keep an extra pair of shoes nearby, comfortable ones with a lower heel, because tight or poorly fitting footwear is a shortcut to a bad mood.
I cannot go past them and the fact that we need time to get ready in the morning. The only solution is to wake up a bit earlier: take a shower, have a cup of coffee, apply your moisturiser and makeup, get dressed, and do your nails, if there’s still time left. I am well aware that there is never enough time in the morning, so it’s best to prepare the basics in the evening, because we’re all sleepy and slow in the morning.
Top pieces and affordable pieces
Every fashion aficionada knows, it’s extremely hard wearing brands head-to-toe. And that’s not even what being fashion-aware is about. So it’s good to keep an open eye for styles that always work, which is why it’s smart to opt for accessories. A Chanel bag will work perfectly even with H&M jeans, so mix up the expensive and the affordable for an interesting result.
There is nothing more unattractive than jeans that are too tight, or jacket that’s too large. Accept fact that your body changes with years and we cannot wear the same size forever. Weight and muscle tone vary, so you have to adjust the clothes. Pick the right size and mind the tailoring; similar is true for sleek pieces, which will look cheap and shapeless on your body, when they’re all wrinkly.
I know shape-wear looks dreadful, but it’s what can often save our figure, so opt for quality underpants and a seamless bra, or even better ‒ a shaping bodysuit, which will sculpt your figure and tuck in your behind and hips. I realise lace lingerie is much more graceful and beautiful, but tight outfits demand a different kind of undergarments, and it’s something for all of us to pay attention to.