Curated basics, timeless designer bags, made-to-measure dresses, and a beauty routine that complements your clothes are just some of the ways to get the most out of your wardrobe.
But to do more than just that, keep reading to learn how you can elevate your everyday outfits.
1. Curate a collection of basics
At the heart of every wonderful wardrobe is a well-curated collection of basic pieces that are versatile and high-quality. These pieces are the ones you reach for repeatedly and ensure that you always have something to wear.
While what constitutes your “must-have basics” will be unique to your personal style and lifestyle, there are several pieces that everyone can benefit from having in their wardrobe.
Items such as well-fitting denim jeans, t-shirts and blouses in neutral colours (white, black, grey, and navy), and blazers are all items you can pair with a wide array of other pieces. Moreover, you want to make sure that you have staple pieces for your workwear and evening outfits and the appropriate underwear for the various silhouettes.
Curating a collection of reliable staples will reduce a lot of stress when it comes to getting dressed and provide you with an opportunity to focus on wearing everything in your wardrobe in your own unique way.
2. Buy less, but better
Well-made, high-quality pieces will always produce a more elevated outfit because they can withstand wear and tear better and are made from the finest materials.
For items that you wear frequently, you want to purchase the highest quality that you can afford. Identify what these key pieces are for you – your work bag, jeans, weekend shoes – and invest in pieces you can wear for years to come.
Spending more money on these pieces can be balanced out by buying fewer garments overall. For example, rather than having ten dresses that you don’t really love and rarely wear, it is better to have fewer, higher-quality ones that you feel fantastic in and can rewear without problems many times over.
Keep in mind when you are shopping that garment quality decreases when costs are low, which is why you want to avoid fast fashion and instead purchase items from designers and brands that prioritize the use of impeccable materials and craftsmanship.
3. Wear well-fitted clothes
While the quality of garments is a significant factor in how they look, you also want to ensure that you are wearing clothes that actually fit you. Unfortunately, too many women have racks of clothing items that are ill-fitting and therefore don’t make them look or feel their best.
One of the best ways to change this is by getting your precise measurements – height, shoulders, waist, bust, and hips. You can ask a friend or partner to do this for you at home with a measuring tape, or you can go to a tailor for a professional measurement.
Armed with these numbers, you will be in a better position to purchase clothes as you can refer to them whenever you want to buy something.
Looking at the measurements is a far better indicator of size than size tags as these are not standardized and can range significantly between brands and designers.
Additionally, for those who want to ensure that their garments fit perfectly, there is nothing better than made-to-measure dresses.
There are several significant benefits to wearing these garments, one being that you get the perfect fit. These dresses (or anything that you purchase made to measure) are tailored to your precise measurements and proportions, guaranteeing a perfect fit. When wearing these items, you will not only feel your best, but you will look fantastic as well.
Made-to-measure items are also created from top-quality materials, ensuring that you get the best of the best. In many cases, you can select the materials and your preferred style and colour to ensure that you get exactly what you want.
4. Prioritise timeless accessories
Accessories have magic powers when it comes to elevating an outfit. These small details bring an outfit together and allow you to show your personal style more thoroughly. Accessories make even the simplest outfits more interesting and stylish and can also help to make pieces more versatile.
In fact, having a well-curated collection of accessories is one of the best ways to get more wear out of your clothes because they can inject new life into pieces that you have in your wardrobe without feeling like you are always wearing the same thing. Instead, the same ensemble paired with different accessories can look and feel very different.
From designer handbags to jewellery, belts, hats, and shoes, accessories are essential to elevating your everyday looks. However, the key to accessorising is making sure you wear accessories that are your style. Luckily, there are accessories for every woman and every style – so you are sure to find designs that make your heart sing, and you love to wear.
5. Create a daily beauty routine that complements your style
Beauty is just as personal as style, but the two should complement each other as your make-up and hair is often the finishing touch. Like accessorising, your beauty selections can personalise an outfit and help you create different looks – even when wearing the same clothes.
Spending time creating a daily skincare and make-up routine that works for you, your skin, and your lifestyle is important, but it can also be a lot of fun once you start to experiment.
Whether you like to try different colours and products on a regular basis or prefer sticking with simple, natural looks, knowing which products work for you and complement your wardrobe will make a significant difference in your overall style and aesthetic.
At the end of the day, elevating your personal style is all about feeling comfortable and confident in what you are wearing. Knowing your style is how you make your wardrobe your own. Focusing on wearing pieces that make you look and feel incredible is the most important factor.
What do you think are the most important factors in elevating your daily outfits? What additional tips and tricks do you have? How do you get the most out of your wardrobe?