1. Dress up your curves.
Ladies, it’s time to stop hiding those curves in jeans. Try on an A-line dress or skirt to offset the tummy and heavy hips in a more feminine and flattering way.
2. Step up your lipstick game.
When you’re feeling blue (or lazy!), all you have to do is swipe a bright lippie to instantly light up your face and boost your lazy-day outfit.
3. Make a statement with an eye-catching accessory.
It’s an easy way to update classic pieces from your wardrobe. Just remember, different occasions call for different accessories. For example, a sparkly bib necklace will make a simple LBD party-ready, while a long beaded necklace will give it an easy weekend vibe.
4. Invest in classic pieces.
Instead of splurging your hard-earned money on trendy items that you’ll only wear once (okay, twice), spend it wisely on timeless pieces you’ll wear forever. Create a great foundation for your wardrobe with these essentials: a perfect pair of jeans for your body; a crisp, white button-down; a go-to cocktail dress; tailored blazer and trousers; a flattering pencil skirt; sexy black pumps; a reliable pair of flats.
5. Give stripes a second chance.
Yes, we’ve all been warned about this infamous print’s fattening reputation. But with the right type, it can be a great addition to your wardrobe. This classic print is a versatile canvas that offers infinite styling possibilities. Opt for thinner and darker stripes for a more flattering look.
6. Go bold with a pop of red.
It’s a surefire way to liven up an outfit and boost confidence. Turn heads in a red dress, or make a more subtle statement with crimson accessories.
7. Add some attitude to your lazy-day outfit.
Here’s proof that dressing down doesn’t have to be boring. Unleash your inner rock star with a band tee and ripped jeans. Finish off with a blazer for an edgy-yet-classy look.
8. Step up your style game with sneakers.
Let’s take a moment to celebrate the comeback of sneakers! Pair your beloved Chucks with a dress or jeans to show off your cool-girl side.
9. Accentuate your waist with a belt.
Don’t underestimate the slimming power of belts. Highlighting your waist creates an hourglass effect and fakes longer legs. Belts also provide the easiest solution to drab outfits.
10. Dare to wear neon.
With just the right dose, neon can instantly breathe new life into your basic wardrobe. Give this trend a road test with a neon-colored accessory. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try on a neon blouse or skirt.
11. Suit up your shorts.
Give your shorts a more polished vibe with a blazer. Dress it up with pumps and a pretty clutch for girls’ night out, or keep it casual with sandals for a weekend getaway.
12. Use strategic patterns to hide problem zones.
Got wide hips? Downplay them with a watercolor or continuous print. Want to conceal a muffin top? Wear a dark cascading blouse with scattered patterns. Problem solved.
13. Find the perfect jeans for your body.
Let’s face it: Skinny jeans aren’t always that flattering. Straight-cut or semi-flared jeans are more slimming for ladies with heavy hips, while denims with higher and thicker waistbands help conceal a muffin top. A darker wash gives a more slenderizing look.
14. Wear the right bra.
Think of undergarments as your outfit’s basic foundation. Make sure that you’re wearing the right bra size to avoid lingerie-related problems (you can always ask the sales personnel for help). For quad boob and underarm spillage, switch to a bigger size with a wider underwire and band.
15. Prove that wearing all-black is not at all boring.
There are many ways to freshen up a black-on-black ensemble. Mixing different textures, like lace, denim, and leather makes a monochromatic outfit more visually appealing. For an easier fix, add a statement-making accessory, like a gold cuff.
16. Mix prints and look like a fashion pro.
It’s easier than it looks! Just follow these simple rules: Pair prints of the same color family. Start with two patterns and limit your big print to one at a time to avoid an overwhelming look. Remember that stripes are the easiest to mix. Pull the outfit together with a solid jacket or a belt.
17. Slip on a pair of heels for instant height (and confidence) boost.
And you don’t even have to torture your feet in five-inch stilettos to feel the difference. Even a small lift will improve your posture and give an effortlessly sexy vibe. For maximum height boost, opt for pumps that expose the upper part of your feet and avoid ankle straps.
18. Be a little more adventurous with (faux) leather.
Leather is more wearable than you think. Try on a desk-to-dinner leather pencil skirt for a polished-yet-sexy look, or take a baby step with a leather-trimmed piece (like a shirt with leather sleeves).
19. Go artsy chic with statement graphics.
Perk up your outfit with an art-inspired pattern. To easily incorporate this trend into your wardrobe, pair it with a simple, solid piece and pared-down accessories.
20. Flaunt some skin—the right way.
Showing off some skin is not just refreshing but visually lengthening as well. Just remember to keep a bit of mystery by flaunting one asset at a time. Balance a short hemline with a more covered-up top and vice-versa for a more put-together look.
21. Raise your fierce factor with a little bit of leopard print.
A hint of this wild pattern goes a long way when it comes to revitalizing your style. Test it out on your shoes or bag, or go all out in a leopard dress or a separate piece.
22. Try the tone-on-tone trend without looking like a Tita of Manila.
Why wear this trend? It’s a refreshing way to look polished and it creates a longer, leaner look. The key is to mix different tones of the same color and interesting textures. Downplay your problem zone with the darker tone.