What you wear is important because it will either make or break your confidence. It doesn’t matter if you’re in your 20s or your 50s, you want to make sure you’re taking care of yourself and your appearance. To help you dress to impress, we requested the guidance of Wardrobe Savvy owner, Anne Ferris, to give you some suggestions on how to stay fashion forward!
Check Your Attitude
Make sure you choose clothes and accessories that make you feel good. Fabrics that are soft to the touch, breathable, and fit properly will keep your mind off of what you’re wearing and on to feeling radiant and confident.
Key pieces: A smile and comfortable clothes
Show Some Shape
Focus your attention on your silhouette and be sure your clothing is adding definition to one half of your body. For instance, if you’re wearing a billowy top, pair it with a slim fitting pencil skirt. But, if you’re wearing a wide leg pant or a flouncy skirt, pair it with a form-fitting top. If you are self-conscious about your arms but want to show them off, wear a top that has sheer sleeves. This stretchy fabric will hug your arms and show definition while still offering coverage.
Key pieces: Pencil or mermaid shaped skirts, one-shoulder accents on a top or dress, stretchy tops, stretchy leggings for layering, a belted waistline
Start With a Good Foundation
Your clothes will look better and you will feel better if you have the right bra, underwear, slip, or shaper. It’s better to spend a little extra on these pieces because they are very important and should be good quality to give you the look you desire.
Key pieces: Push-up bra, racerback bra, t-shirt bra, strapless bra, no-line underwear, bustier, shapers, smooth full or half-slips
Use Accessories to Draw Attention
Your wardrobe should definitely include some simple classic pieces like a pencil skirt, slim-fitting cardigans, or a cigarette pant, but make sure to add in striking accessories and special occasion shoes too. These finishing touches can transform your presence and give you a little extra sparkle!
Key pieces: Chandelier earrings, a Lucite bracelet, a cluster of pearls, patent leather pumps, heeled sandals, flats in animal prints
Polishing Your Look
Consider stepping it up in the makeup department and completing your look. Create a smoky eye with eye shadows or maybe even add eyeliner and/or apply false eyelashes to bring more attention to your eyes. You could also try wearing a more pigmented blush, which will bring color to your cheeks. To really stand out, consider a brighter, more vibrant lipstick, like an amazing red!
Key pieces: Black or dark brown eyeliner, lip-gloss, your-best-shade of red lipstick, false eyelashes, a complimentary blush
Pay Attention to Your Posture
Don’t expect a 6-inch heel to give you the stature you’re looking for. Wear a heel height that gives you a confident stride and stand up straight with your shoulders slightly back – no slouching. Your good posture will help you look and feel radiant.
Key pieces: strong, straight stance and shoes you can confidently walk in