Getting Ready Doesn’t Have To Be a Drag – How to Look Stylish Every day
When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you think of:
- Need Coffee!?
- Time to Workout?
- Breakfast, I’m starving?
- What am I going to wear today?
- All of the above?
With all of the decisions, we have to make in a day, wondering if we look our best shouldn’t be one of them.
Getting dressed in the morning should be fun and energizing. You are, after all, setting the tone for the rest of the day. Don’t you want it to be a good one?
This is the outfit I wore January 1st. I’m a bit superstitious on this day. I try to make it as perfect as it can be because I want the rest of my year to be fantastic! So I think if it starts off on the right foot then the positive trend will follow. Of course, it takes continuous determination, not just wishing.
Having that perfect January 1st started with feeling and looking stylish. I dressed how I would like to dress for the rest of the year. I wanted my outfit to make me feel my best and to show that I am ready for 2015!
I try to be “nicely dressed” on most days, not just New Years Day. My getting ready routine boils down to a simple checklist. This is how I look stylish every day. Because you can’t just throw your outfit together willy nilly and expect it to look stylish every time. You might get lucky a couple of times, but there should be a system to your preparation. I follow this checklist prior to I leaving the house.
If you’re thinking, “oh my gosh, a checklist to get ready?” Stop it! Don’t be negative.
This super simple how to look stylish every day 5 step checklist will have you looking and feeling fantastic every single time you step out your front door.
Your Getting Ready Checklist – How to Be Stylish!
1. Does it fit?
The first guideline in looking and being stylish is one of the most important!
This might sound incredibly simple, but many people leave the house with clothes that fit too big or too small. Make sure your clothes fit you correctly.
Unless it’s intentional, like a boyfriend tee or slouchy sweater. If you are going for a trendy look make sure to pay special attention to point four.
2. Do the colors match?
Make sure the colors in your outfit complement not only each other but your skin tone too.
Look at the colors you’re wearing and review the palette. Is it subdued, bright, or contrasting? Colors can affect your entire mood so, in addition to fit, make sure the colors help your attitude.
If you’re feeling happy and excited, you wouldn’t want to squash that energy by wearing all black. Choose a color palette to suit your mood.
If you need more information on colors that suit your skin, hair, and eye color be on the lookout. I’ll be sharing a color guide soon.
3. Is it flattering?
Are your best features being accentuated? Do your clothes make your figure look good?
This does not only apply to your sexiest jeans but every piece in your wardrobe. Every piece must flatter your shape. No matter your body shape, you want a defined waistline because you’ll instantly feel more sexy!
4. Is it balanced?
Do the patterns, colors, styles, proportions, and fabrics in the outfit look harmonious?
Does the outfit confuse you? Is it overpowering you? Are there too many accessories or contrasting colors?
You’ll know when an outfit is out of balance because you feel something is out of place.
If you’re going for an item that intentionally larger, make sure to balance it with a slimmer piece. Like a slouchy sweater with black leggings.
5. What does this outfit say about me?
Because your clothes speak before you do, make sure you’re putting off the message you want others to hear.
First impressions are everything, and it only takes an instant before one is formed. Give the impression you want. Whether you like it or not, people are going to judge you so you might as well make it the judgment you want!
Take into consideration where you’re going. Is your outfit giving off the right vibe to the people you’re going to be interacting with all day? Yes, then go on and make the most of the day. If no, switch the piece that might be out of place in your outfit.
I also must mention that you need to have an organized closet to make this process a lot easier and quicker. Once you have a closet full of clothes you love you’ll more likely put together outfits that you know are stylish! If you have not cleaned out your closet in some time check out How to Organize Your Closet in 5 Simple Steps!
I’ve put together a downloadable pdf with the 5 step checklist so you can use every morning! Print it and place it on your mirror or save it on your phone.
GET YOUR 5 STEP CHECKLIST TO LOOKING STYLISH EVERY DAY!
This super simple 5 step checklist will have you looking stylish every single time you step out your front door.
Now that you know how to be stylish make sure you look stylish every day and follow the simple 5 step checklist!