Fake It Till You Make It: The Fashion Hacks To Make You Feel Your Best
There is nothing better than getting dressed in your Sunday best and feeling like a million dollars. As much as many of us dream about having a million-dollar wardrobe, in reality, that is a luxury that only a few can afford. Thankfully, the truth is you don’t actually need to be a millionaire to look and feel like a million dollars.
In today’s article, we look at our top 10 fashion hacks to make you feel your best. If you’re ready to fake it till you make it, keep on reading to find out more!
Invest In Statement Pieces
If you really want to make a statement with your clothing, it only makes sense that you invest in a couple of statement pieces. The simplest and most effective way of elevating even the most basic of outfits is to use a statement piece to add interest to an outfit. Some great examples of timeless statement pieces that everyone should have in their wardrobe include an oversized blazer, a funky statement hat, a gorgeous little black dress or even a pair of premium leather boots that can instantly add flair to any ensemble.
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Stick To Simple Gold Jewellery
Gold jewellery is back in style, and we don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. When it comes to jewellery, you’ll want to avoid statement pieces (less is more in this case) in favour of more subtle choices such as a coin necklace set or a pair of basic gold hoops. Looking to add a splash of sophistication to your outfit? Sticking to simple gold pieces is always a great idea.
Avoid Too Many Logos
Looking like a walking billboard for every designer brand in existence is, well, tacky. With that in mind, it is important to be very selective when it comes to wearing heavily branded clothing. Large logos can look tacky, but small initials or a tiny logo can actually add to the aesthetic value of your garment. For a classic and sophisticated look, aim to lean towards more timeless pieces and universal style.
Try An All Black Look
An all-black outfit is one of the easiest ways to transform yourself into a sophisticated and stylish fashionista. Black is also one of the best neutrals you can have in your wardrobe and is a colour that is guaranteed to never go out of style. Not the biggest fan of a monochromatic look? No need to stress because black also makes a great base for any outfit, thanks to its ability to match any shade or hue effortlessly.
Keep Your Shoes and Bags Clean
The last thing you want is to be dressed for success, only to be wearing dirty shoes or carrying a less-than-stellar looking bag. Keeping your shoes and handbags clean may shave a mere few minutes off your weekly schedule but is guaranteed to keep you looking elegant, fresh and well put together at all times. For an easy hack, you can use Windex on patent leather and unscented body lotion on all other types of leather. For more tips on how to keep your bags and shoes sparkling clean, be sure to check out this page.
Tailor The Perfect Fit
If your clothes don’t fit properly, chances are you’ll appear unkempt, which is exactly the opposite of what we are going for. There is nothing like the perfect fit, and getting your clothes tailored can be one of the best things you do for your wardrobe and overall style. A great tailor will be experienced at fitting your pants, skirts, dresses or tops to your exact frame to make sure everything fits properly. This can also be a great option if you struggle to find clothing off the rack that perfectly fits or suits your body type.
Iron Your Clothing
The easiest way to look put together is to take a couple of minutes to iron or steam your clothing. Not only will it ensure that you avoid looking like you just rolled out of bed, but you’ll also help the fabric fibres in your clothing soften and return to their original state. This can greatly improve the quality of your clothing and will ensure a long life that saves you lots of money in the long run.
Wear Well Fitting Underwear
A visible panty line or ill-fitting bra has the ability to turn even the most expensive outfit into a mediocre one. If you’re bulging or oozing out of your underwear, it’s time to head to your local lingerie store to revamp your underwear drawer. Most lingerie or even department stores offer in-store bra fittings, and there are numerous options when it comes to seamless underwear in 2022. To find out more about how to choose underwear that compliments your body and style, be sure to check out this article.
Choose Dark Denim
Whether you’re into skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, or slim and tapered ankles, most expert stylists agree that a sophisticated dark wash is the best way to go when it comes to denim. Aside from being timeless, dark jeans also offer another advantage – they pair flawlessly with both darker and lighter garments. When choosing your perfect pair of jeans, the key is choosing the right size and a high-quality dark wash that won’t fade quickly.
Say No To Fashion Trends
We’re here to let you in on a secret – trending items are a lot more expensive than the normal stuff. Keeping up with the latest fashion trend is a never-ending challenge that will leave you feeling miserable and poorer at the end of the day. Because trends come and go at record speed, we can guarantee that whatever is “in” right now will only end up looking tacky and passé next season. The solution? Skip the trends and opt for timeless classics instead.
And there you have it – 10 tried and tested fashion hacks that are guaranteed to make you feel your best, regardless of your budget. What are some of your favourite ways to make your outfits look runway-worthy? Be sure to leave a comment to let us know!