6 Fashion Tips To Dress Smarter

09 Jun 2016

Sometimes you need to dress to impress, but sometimes nothing seems to work. Here are some tips to kick it up a notch when you're dressing to kill.

1. Shop For Your Body

With contentment comes having the confidence both in and outside of your clothing. So when you choose clothes better suited to your body shape, not only do you flatter your figure, but you also feel most comfortable in your own skin. For example, by simply choosing the right skirt for your body shape, you effortlessly create the illusion of having a more balanced body and positively shift focus to enhance your physique.

2. Choose The Right Colours

Manipulate colours to your advantage; use them to express yourself, brighten your outfit, dress it down or spruce your ensemble. For every skin tone, there are always great colours and then there are "okay" colours. Here, you'll want to avoid colours that wash out your complexion and for most occasions, those that also clash with your hair colour and accessories. When mixing tops and bottoms, it's essential to maintain a chic contrast, while flaunting the colours that best bring out your eyes by close similarity or opposition are always a win-win. And to avoid see-through mishaps, try on light coloured clothing under bright lighting - trust us.

3. Accessorise

Accessorise well and you'll easily take your outfit to the next level but first, it's important to remember that "less is more" not in terms of quantity, but rather in juxtaposition with your outfit. For example, if your top is quite busy and your bottom is plain then a fine bracelet or a bold watch will work well. Or alternatively, if you wear a metallic or printed skirt with a plain black or white camisole on top - enhance and complete your look with some fashion jewellery like a statement necklace. Because whether it's jewellery, a striking handbag or a killer pair of stilettos, accessories can make all the difference.

4. Quality Not Quantity

Would you rather have ten pairs of torn shoes or one pair of premium leather boots that'll last a long time? When it comes to pricing, just note that it's always important to evaluate worth. Sometimes what seems expensive at a glance might actually save you money in the long run. So before you run from price tags, first find out what you're paying for by giving that loop fold label a quick read instead.

5. Wear The Right Underwear

It's more important than you think! Wearing the right underwear is particularly essential for form-fitting and skin-tight clothing, as these pieces add great definition to your body's silhouette. And let's not forget how annoying old underwear can be! Gaping, holes, irritating fabric and baggy bottoms are all signs that you need to toss out the old and go shopping for new underwear that'll provide the right support for your booty!

6. Remember To Be You

In the words of Oscar Wilde, "be yourself, everyone else is taken". Don't waste time trying to be someone else, embrace your beauty and project the best version of you, because at the end of the day what matters most is how you feel. But truthfully, when it comes to fashion, looking good makes you feel pretty special too. So, if yellow is what makes you feel alive - then sunshine, it's time to rock it!

In every woman there's a goddess waiting to come out, but sometimes we just need a little help! Lucky for us both, the dedicated stylist team at Adelaide Central Plaza's The Style Lounge, located on Level One near David Jones, provide free mini makeovers and styling sessions. Renowned for their incredible transformations having helped create some of Adelaide's top fashionistas, The Style Lounge offer prized package deals, pampering experiences and beauty assistance for making you feel as gorgeous as you look!


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