After a long year spent largely in quarantine, you may be ready to once again make a statement with your outfits – no matter whether you’re sporting them to the office or during your next grocery run. Regardless of your personal style, there are a few tried-and-true ways to make any outfit look instantly better. Read on to learn a few of our favorite styling secrets, which will help make the year ahead of your most stylish one yet!
Be mindful of your shoes.
When assessing an outfit, many of us look at the shoes first. So, it only makes sense that you prioritize your shoe choice when throwing together an outfit or shopping for a new outfit. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a bunch of money on a shoe collection to look polished 24/7. All you really need to look good, no matter the occasion, is a white sneaker, a black boot, a pair of professional loafers or slides, comfortable sandals, and for women, a great nude heel. From there, you can shop for more fanciful picks that add flair to your wardrobe.
Make sure you have a match for every item.
Shopping for new clothes is fun, but coming home and discovering that your new blouse or button-up shirt matches nothing in your closet isn’t fun at all. Avoid this problem by purchasing new goods only after you’ve determined that it can be styled with at least three other things already hanging in your closet. If you can’t think of any outfits you could make with your new purchase, don’t buy it. Though this may be a hard habit to break, buying only items that go with other items is the first step toward building a curated closet full of pieces that can be made into outfits easily.
Master one two-minute daily hairstyle.
Just like your shoes, your hair makes a statement – not to mention, styling your hair in different ways is a fun way to update your look on the daily basis. However, there’s something to be said for mastering one single, two-minute hairstyle, that can be completed when you’re in a rush. For women, this might look like a simple braid or bun. Men may choose to run a single product through their hair or tie long locks back into a sleek ponytail. Another item to consider is your haircut. Many hairdressers are familiar with easily styled, low-maintenance cuts and can give you one to make your routine that much quicker.
Inspiration can come from anywhere – just ask the team at 225 Sycamore in Wichita, Kansas. By passing along this information, we hope to inspire you with new ideas, projects, and goals, too.