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, Â 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.Â Click on the following to read aboutÂ 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
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 shouldersÂ and put on your resting bitch face, not onlyÂ would you look badass,Â you would also look like the boss of everyone, lol.
2. WellÂ Groomed
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 Â outfits.
On the subject of makeup, IÂ 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
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
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.
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 youÂ 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 accentÂ basics which you can mix and match to build different looks.
6. Contrasting styles
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,Â 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 bodyÂ 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.
Â how to always look your best? Remember that at the end of the day its not what you wear but how you wear it