Annabel and I believe you should be able to dress however you please, which is why we are offering you this helpful guide on how to dress well. Read on to discover how to make the most of what you’ve got and dress with the ultimate accessory – confidence!
Go to essentials
This tip really applies to people of any age, but having a few items in your wardrobe that you can rely on to look good, flatter your body shape and make you feel good is so important. There are some classic pieces, items that never go out of fashion and that can easily be mix and matched. A pair of well-fitting jeans, a good quality white or cream shirt and a pair of dark trousers really are must haves for your wardrobe.
Dress to impress
Dresses are a must-have for effortless styling. The perfect dress will leave you feeling both comfortable and confident. A well-made dress will flatter your body shape, accentuate your best bits and cover over areas that you’d rather not highlight! Fabrics like a cotton jersey drape beautifully and don’t feel constricting.
Knowing how to wear clothes to your best advantage is vital as you get older. If you’re not a big fan of your upper arms, three quarter length sleeves look stylish and can be really flattering. If you’re looking for easy wear and ultimate comfort, A-line and flared maxi skirts are likely to become your favourite wardrobe essential. Teamed with a casual top, a patterned skirt is a great way to add colour to your daytime wardrobe and can be worn with tights for the cooler seasons.
Steer clear of fast fashion
Not only is fast fashion bad for the environment, the majority of the time quality is compromised and can look tired after just a few washes. So think quality over quantity.
Let your body breathe
Let’s face it, with the combination of the UK unpredictable weather and having to deal with heating, air conditioning and various environments – our body has to adjust to a wide variety of temperatures on any given day. That is why it is so important to look for breathable clothing. Fabrics such as Silk and Bamboo not only offer breathability, but they are also hypoallergenic and wick moisture away from your skin, regulating your temperature.
Brighten up your wardrobe
Introducing colour to your wardrobe can be overwhelming, but certainly isn’t something you should shy away from at any age. Bright colours and bold hues can lift an outfit and your mood.
That’s not to say that we’d recommend neon headache-inducing shades from head to toe! But a brightly coloured top or scarf can instantly add a new lease of life to an outfit. Introducing pattern to your wardrobe can also be a great way of easing yourself into brighter shades if you’re not typically comfortable with them.
Another way to accentuate the positives is to use accessories. Not only do items such as belts and scarves bring an outfits together, they are also great at drawing attention to a certain area. For example, a belt can help create a more hourglass figure and a scarf can draw people’s eye upwards and balance out a more pear shaped figure.
Thanks to Patra for allowing us to share their style tips with A&G readers. For links to all the clothes featured in this post, click here.