Style 101: Four Things Every Stylish Woman Should Know

“Create your own style. Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”

–Anna Wintour

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Style has always been regarded to be something subjective—personal even.

And yet we enviously wonder how there is a select few of women who can dress effortlessly and still look chic and sophisticated. How do they do it? And how are they so blessed with style? Is their fashion-forward style to be attributed to an extensive closet? Or do they simply have stylists choosing their sartorial ensembles for them every single day? Well, luckily for you, possessing great style is not always about the brand of your clothes, how much they cost or whether or not you have a stylist. Regardless of whether you are wearing wholesale urban fashion or retail buys, so long as you know to assemble your sartorial items in such a way that highlights your best feature, you would always look your best.

Here are some of the style tips you ought to know. They might be simple and straightforward, but these can significantly improve your daily ensembles—whether you are off to hear mass on Sunday or have brunch with your girlfriends on a Saturday.

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Organize and edit your closets regularly

Great style starts from where all of your sartorial items originate from—the closet. In this regard, it is best to routinely edit and organize your closet as it is only in this way that you can regularly weed out the clothes that would no longer fit your style. Moreover, by organizing your closet, you are effectively decluttering and purging it from unnecessary clothing items and making room for more. You might be surprised, but you those “nothing to wear” days and possibilities would be significantly mitigated.

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Find a good tailor

No matter how trendy or expensive your clothes are, if they do not fit you well it would be all for naught. In this regard, you should never underestimate the importance of a good tailor as they can make even the simplest items in your wardrobe appear to be haute couture and made by designers. Sure, the extra money you spend just to get your clothes altered might sound a little excessive, but nothing beats a garment that looks as if it was made for you.

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Balance your tops and bottoms

A successful look can be pulled off simply by striking the right balance between your top and bottoms. Sure, catwalk and runway models may pull off entirely loose or super tight ensembles, but it is not actually as simple when you try it yourself. In this regard, choosing an outfit wherein the top and bottom complement each other is paramount. Loose shirts should be paired with tight pants and vice-versa.

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Invest in styles that work for your shape

There are some clothes that would work to our advantage while the rest not so much. When out shopping for clothes, go for the styles that complement your figure and show off your great silhouette. Investing in designs that work for your body shape is imperative when it comes to great style. However, if you are unsure as to which styles would work for you, take a hint from the sartorial items you already own. If you find that skinny jeans work for you or if summer dresses make you look taller and give off your best silhouette, then those should be the styles you should be investing on. From here, you can then start to have fun and experiment with different patterns, fabrics, embellishments and colors while owning whatever style you might be wearing.

 

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