Why is it that some women seem to be effortlessly stylish yet others struggle?
From years of experience working with many clients and taking note of what makes a stylish woman, I’ve come up with this list:
7 Secrets of Stylish Women
1. They understand what flatters them physically in colours, shapes and proportions
Knowing what flatters your unique body shape, proportions and variations. The colours that make you look alive and vibrant and how to wear them to enhance you is the first step in dressing more stylishly.
These are all things you can learn (the blog is full of these kinds of resources, from my Body Shape Calculator Quiz to my consultation program 7 Steps to Style which gets you my professional opinion on these matters).
2. They dress for the occasion
No point in wearing a ballgown to a football game, nor wearing your gym clothes to a job interview (unless that interview is at a gym).
Wearing clothes that are appropriate for the occasion, express to those you’re around that you understand what is right and tell the world that you understand just how your appearance communicates and that you know what you wear is speaking before you open your mouth.
3. They know what really matters, their 3-5 essentials
There is no one formula that works for everyone. And in fact, as the style puzzle involves around 10 different elements, this can sometimes get overwhelming. Knowing which 3-5 of those 10 elements of the style puzzle are the most important, means that whatever you put together will work for you.
4. They express their personality through their outfits
Understanding how your personality influences your style and your choices so that you always feel like “this is the best version of me” will give you confidence as you feel right in your clothes.
5. They take the time to groom each day
Grooming says to the world that you are in charge of yourself. That you are in control of your mind and body. It says you can organise your time to have the time to do your hair and make sure that your clothing is clean and wrinkle free. That you have a good level of self-care.
6. They aren’t afraid to try something new
Stylish women don’t get stuck in a time warp or style rut. They move with the times and are prepared to try on new fashion trends. They only buy the ones that suit them, but they like to stay fresh and updated.
7. They know that accessories matter
Accessories are the icing on your sartorial cake. They can make an outfit. Take it from bland or boring to fabulous or funky.
Stylish women know that we take in the whole of you, from your feet to your head and that accessories create focal points. Accessorizing says that you appreciate the power of your shoes, that you add interest to your outfit so you get more value from the basics.
Want more tips? Read 10 Rules to Transform Your Personal Style
Linking up to: Ageless Style, Not Dressed as Lamb, Top of the World Style