Happy Sunday! Even though I'm sad that my Italian vacation has come to an end, I'm excited to be posting again and today's video is all about the 6 style secrets every stylish woman knows. Each of these tips are not only incredibly simple, but they will help ensure that you look your best every single day.
THE RULE OF 3's
First up is something that I've touched on in past videos, but the rule of 3's is one of my favorite style secrets. This simple theory is used a lot in art, design and fashion to create balance and visual interest and suggests that an outfit is never complete until it has a third piece. This third piece is typically a stand-out accessory like a great necklace, pair of earrings, belt or scarf, but it can also be an outer layer like a sweater, blazer or jacket. The main objective here is to elevate even the most basic outfit with a simple tweak to create a lasting impression.
THEY HAVE A 'UNIFORM" & STICK TO IT
One of the cornerstones of looking great is truly understanding and embracing your personal style. One of the easiest ways to do this without faltering is to find a "uniform" and stick to it - it's one of the secrets stylish people all over the world rely on and it helps ensure that you always have something to wear that fits, flatters and compliments you and your personal style. Also, the beauty of a "uniform" is that it can easily be tweaked with different accessories, shoes and outerwear for year-round wear.
THEY HAVE A SIGNATURE COLOR PALETTE & STICK TO IT
Along the same lines of a "uniform" stylish women everywhere also have a signature color palette and they stick to it!
Honing in on a color scheme that compliments your personal style and lifestyle and then sticking to it, helps ensure that your closet is filled with pieces that can easily be mixed and matched year-round.
For me personally, my color palette maintains a base of black, white and grey with accent colors of blue and ivory. This base allows me to effortlessly incorporate a few key pops of brighter and often trendier colors as needed throughout the year.
THEY HAVE & USE A TAILOR
I cannot stress the importance of tailoring enough and it is undeniably a style secret that will transform how you look and feel in your clothing. Chic women and men have always relied on the power of a great tailor to take an otherwise ordinary item and turn it into a piece that looks custom to them and their body and I encourage you to do the same!
Not only does proper tailoring ensure that things fit you well, but you can also have pieces tailored to accentuate and enhance your figure the way that you want.
THEY KNOW HOW TO CARE FOR THEIR CLOTHES
It's one thing to fill your closet with thoughtful purchases that fit you well, but it's another to care for those pieces properly to ensure that they look and fit great for as long as possible. Knowing how to care for your clothing and accessories is without a doubt an often overlooked part of looking your best but it really has the ability to make or break the versatility and longevity of your wardrobe.
To ensure that you're caring for your items appropriately, always take the time to study the garments care instructions and become knowledgeable about the best practices for washing, dry cleaning and repairing your pieces. I've touched on how I care for my own wardrobe in a few past videos, but I'm also working on a comprehensive guide that will be out later this year.
THEY'RE SELECTIVE ABOUT TRENDS
Last but certainly not least, the most effortlessly stylish women are selective about trends and never hesitate to skip on any that don't suit their personal style. Each season there seem to be more and more trends and especially when the trends are so beautiful, it's easy to go overboard and want to adopt each and every one but a true style star knows when to pass on a trend that doesn't suit her personal style and lifestyle. The main takeaway here is to only participate in trends that feel authentic to you and your personal style and to pick pieces that can fit seemlessly into your existing wardrobe.
And there you have it - 6 style secrets every stylish woman knows! I hope you found this helpful and I'd love to know what your top style secrets are.
Let me know in the comments section and if you'd like, you can view my corresponding YouTube video here or to the right.