Between career, family, finding time for ourselves and all of the things, stepping out the door with style every day can seem impossible. But, trust me, there are a few attainable things that fashionable women do to look painlessly put together.
1. BE A PLANNER
I know you cannot plan for everything, but do not let your Monday mornings catch you off-guard. Just like you would plan a week’s worth of meals on a Sunday if you are trying to stay trim, plan your outfits in advance for stress-free mornings and outfit-regret-free days.
2. FOLLOW STYLISH WOMEN
Browse internet trendsetters in your free time. Find a few fashionistas whose style you admire, then use their photos as inspiration to create daily looks. A good place to start? Check out this blog on a regular basis. I post What Gretchen Wore blogs all the time. I also get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest.
3. (OVER)DRESS FOR THE OCCASION
If you are ever on the fence about what to wear, consider where you are going and who you will see. When in doubt, always err on the side of being too dressy!! I always say, “You can never be too overdressed for an occasion.” It is a big no-no to be the only person in jeans at an event.
4. ALWAYS ACCESSORIZE
Try to have at least one accessory on, whether it is a statement necklace, a scarf with a pop of color or an great pair of earrings. And remember: sometimes less is more. You do not need to get crazy….minimal can also be memorable.
5. INVEST IN BASICS THAT FIT
Basics really are not basic—they can be the foundation of extremely fashionable choices. Ever wonder why a woman looks great in a white button-up, skinny jeans and heels? It took a minute to think of the look, but it took planning to ensure her pieces fit perfectly.
6. WEAR COLORFUL SHOES
When it comes to footwear, color packs a huge style punch—and they do not have to be sky-high heels. Next time you are in jeans and a tshirt, throw on leopard print or fuschia flats to make your outfit go from ok to wow!!
7. OWN ONE CONVERSATION PIECE
Every once in a while, you need that pure “wow” factor. Whether it is an amazing pair of over-the-knee boots, a vintage dress, a statement jacket or an enviable handbag, keep something in your arsenal for the days you need to really show up stylish.