1.) Wear Basic Accessories Everyday
Simple accessories such as a pair of diamond studs, pendent necklace, and quality watch can upgrade any look immediately. It is very rare that I wear fashion accessories because I’m always on the go! Therefore, to combat looking blah and unpolished, I wear my basic accessories. Gold or Silver, take your pick!
2.) Perfect Your Fit
There are truly only two types of garments. Those that fit and those that do not. After working as a corporate executive in the fashion industry for 13 years, I can honestly say that no two designers cut their clothes the same. That’s why you might be a size 8 in one label and then a size 10 in another. Which is why you must take control of how you look in your clothes and hire a tailor. You will be surprised what a $10-$20 nip and tuck can do!
3.) Watch the Details
There’s nothing worse than when you think you’re looking good and a complete stranger taps you on the shoulder to tell you that your tag is hanging out (ughhh)! When getting dressed in the morning pay attention to the details such as hanging threads, fading fabrics, and holes in your clothes. Unfortunately, all garments don’t last forever, so frequently inspect the basic items you wear often and replace them as needed!
4.) Wear Colors that Flatter
Color is the #1 game changer when it comes to upgrading your personal style. The goal when you wear any color is for the tone to blend with you. Go to your closet and identify the colors in the clothes that people frequently complement you in. I’m sure if you hold that garment to your face, you’ll notice that the color makes you look vibrant, healthy and happy. At Polished, we make custom color palettes for clients that fit in your purse to take with you shopping. If you feel like you need one, don’t hesitate to contact us. The color analysis can be done in-person or virtually! (Contact)
5.) Dress For Your Day!
Being dressed appropriate for your day is the #1 rule to having amazing style. Have you ever seen a woman at a back yard Summer barbecue with 5 inch high heels, looking like she belongs in a night club? Exactly! So before you decide on your look for the day ask yourself these three questions:
- Where am I going today?
- Who am I going to be interfacing with?
- What type of image do I want to project?
Start with these few simple steps and I promise you will upgrade your look in no time!