Sometimes it pays to make our style a bit more sophisticated. While fashion is meant to be fun, it’s great when your able to pull a smart and stylish outfit out of the closet when the occasion arises. For many of us, it’s difficult to know what to wear when the time comes – especially if bright, bold, and fun prints are our usual go-to. Here are six things to remember when you’re trying to take your style up a notch on the sophistication scale.
Having a couple of structured dresses in your closet which suit your body shape and look sharp is a great reassurance when finesse is called for. Either you can cough up the cash for a pricey dress, or you can go for a more cheaper brand and then pay a tailor to adjust it to suit you. There is nothing smarter than a perfectly fitting structured dress. Throw in a good blazer which cinches your waist in all the right places, and you’re killing it.
Style the staples
Knowing how to style your staple wardrobe pieces to incorporate them into either a fun, edgy style, or a chic, smart style, means that you don’t need to keep two wardrobes. Keeping staples that can go either way also allows you to play around and bend the rules of fashion a bit, such as keeping a white shirt half tucked in, or pairing a pant-suit with a leopard print cami sweater. It allows you to dress smartly, without losing your own sense of style.
Play the layering game
Knowing how to layer different fabrics, textures, colors and patterns is the key to looking stylish, whatever look you’re going for. When you get it nailed, the fashion world is yours! It’ll definitely help to take your sophisticated look to the next level, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Bring in the diamonds
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and when they’re used to accessorize almost any outfit, they bring a touch of class and style that nothing else can. And they’re not as inaccessible as you might think – diamond prices vary hugely based on quality, color, and other attributes, so if you shop around, the diamond earrings of your dreams might be easier to afford than you think.
Don’t forget that less is more
No, not fewer clothes, just less clutter. Keep your look simple and refined for added sophistication. Over-accessorizing and overusing patterns and color can make an outfit look edgy and playful, but not necessarily smart. When you’re going for the sophisticated look, remember that less is more.
When in doubt, wear black
If all else fails, and you’re really not sure what else to go for, black is the best option. It might look a big morbid, but it’s effortlessly chic too. Accessorize with diamonds or pearls, or simply gold jewelry and you’re guaranteed to look smart.
Just remember, sophistication is a state of mind, as well as a style – hold your head up high and you’ll be sure to look confident and smart.
Thanks for reading!