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BACK TO SCHOOL|How To Always Look Your Best

Whether you like it or not the world is judging you based on your appearance and classifying you into categories, In some cases it determines whether you get the job or not. If this bothers you then I think its important to create the right image befitting of who you are. Not to say that you ought to follow any norms or trends, big ups to anyone who feels that how they present themselves is entirely their choice,   but if you are looking to better your outlook then this post is for you.

Its back to school season yet again and as promised in the last post , I am doing a back to school series. Today’s post talks about how to always look your best. These tips are not limited to students only but also to everyone.
When you’ve got to rush out of the door to get to school, there is no time to think what goes with what, styling outfits is not everybody’s strong points, however there are little things you can do to style basic pieces to look your best.  Click on the following to read about  how to organise your bag ,back to school lookbook and back to school outfit ideas.

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how to always look your best

1. Confidence

This has got to be number one, you could be clad from head to toe in luxury but devalue it with a slumped shoulder!
A slight show of discomfort or unease doesn’t carry the right message. Whatever you wear ought to feel comfortable, wear shoes that you can walk in, square your shoulders  and put on your resting bitch face, not only  would you look badass,  you would also look like the boss of everyone, lol.

2. Well  Groomed

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source: constantly polished

Looking well kempt is crucial to always look your best

Good grooming covers all areas from having neatly manicured nails, having a wash, applying moisturiser, deodorising, keeping your hair neat, having a presentable face to having clean well pressed  outfits.
On the subject of makeup, I  understand that not everyone wears makeup I wear very minimal makeup myself however if you wear makeup, go for a natural looking minimal makeup,focus on one point of your face at a time. If you go for a bold lip, tone it down with neutral eyes for example. For me filling in my brows, powder and lip-gloss is my mostlt my makeup routine.

Remember that the key is to achieve a polished look.

3. Healthy Lifestyle

how to always look your best

Allow me to drop WHO’s definition of health here, “Health is a state of complete physical mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” This definition encompasses all areas of wellbeing, Mental health should be taken seriously because for me, it is the pivot upon which all other areas of your life oscillates. A healthy mind they say is a healthy body. We need to build healthy relationships, build up our social lives and pay attention to our body and its wellbeing. Try to eat healthy , exercise, sleep well and drink lots of water

4. Accessorise

Accessorising can take you from zero to 100 in a second because they complete a look by adding visual interest. Belts, neck scarfs, sunglasses bags and shoes, all helps to make an outfit.

When it comes to jewellery ,I personally think that on a daily basis a dainty, or geometric bold piece helps to elevate your look from boring to interesting. But the key tip here is to stick to the bare minimum.

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source: vivaluxury

How to always look your best

 

5. Define your style and stick to it.

Little edits such as tucking in one side of your shirt, rolling up your sleeves, knotting your T-shirt and allowing your shirts to drape over your shoulders among others can take your look some notches up and help to always look your best. A signature style that is either unique to you, suits your body type or that you  simply love. And when you have identified that style, build a capsule wardrobe,
clean your wardrobe/closet out and build a capsule wardrobe for school, sticking to Stick to the classics rather than trendy pieces that easily go out of style, Choosing a colour palette might also be a good idea, I suggest you go with Katberries’ suggestions of neutrals, complementary and accent basics which you can mix and match to build different looks.

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6. Contrasting styles

how to always look your best

In keeping with the not over doing it theme, try to break down bold, textured, pattered or structured pieces with cleaner cut, muted or understated coordinates. Have a clear concept and stick to it. You don’t want different styles and patterns competing for attention,  You want the focus of your outfit to be on one part of your outfit at a time. For example, pair a structured oversized blouse with a slim line darker toned bottom to help focus your attention on your beautiful top. Also, consider your body  type in all this, for example if you have an ample bosom wear clothes that skim off your top half and has a bit of volume at you bottom half to proportion you out. Colour is something you should take care with. I’m not suggesting that you wear les of it but to pair them wisely. Girlfriend you don’t have to match everything you wear, Its okay to mix luxury brands(if you can afford it) with lower end brands, just don’t step out with a Gucci hat, Gucci blouse , Prada shoes and a Louis Vuitton bag for good measure, just why? You don’t need to be a walking matches.com advertisement to impress anyone.

 how to always look your best? Remember that at the end of the day its not what you wear but how you wear it

 

 

 

26 thoughts on “BACK TO SCHOOL|How To Always Look Your Best

  1. Yeah, confidence is more important in school .There are so many children’s who doesn’t have confidence to Go To School. They doesn’t even know how to Go ,which Accessories Are Fit For Us.

  2. LOVE the nail color and the fall color palette. Also, great layout of the page. Can’t wait to see what you turn out next!

  3. The photos are excellent. Looking great is important in your life. Be it at office or at home your appearance defines the kind of person you are. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love it! The pictures are absolutely amazing and the advice is great not only for school but work. “Whether you like it or not the world is judging you based on your appearance and classifying you into categories” this is very true, people might misjudge you based on how you’ve dressed.
    Great Post!

  5. Great post! number one is certainly #1 confidence is KEY. Finding your style is also important but i have find mine has evolved with age.

  6. Will need to work on some of these! Since becoming a single mum its what is comfortable and convenient. Toes are generally done but my nails need frequent attention if theyre painted so i leave them natural but groomed. Definitely need to work on more time for me

    1. thanks Stephanie, it’s a lot of hard work bringing up kids and taking care of ourselves too. keep doing your best

  7. I so agree on the very first line of this article. I hope people should stop categorizing people based on appearance and how they look. Great content and advice.

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  9. Really made me think. I know no one at the school gates gives a toss what I look like but it is very easy to judge a book by its cover. I want to always be thought of as a presentable and approachable mum. I shall be upping my game.

    Thank you.

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