A friend of mine has told me on several occasions how I always look put together. I don’t necessarily agree, but here are some things I’ve noticed that can really bring a look together:

  • Collared shirts. I believe a collared shirt can easily elevate your appearance. It’s classic and can be worn casually or more dressed up. They have an effortless way of making you look put together.
  • Hair. I am clueless when it comes to doing my hair. Always have been. However, if your hair looks put together, almost anything you have on will look cohesive.
  • Jewelry. Although I’m allergic to nickel and, therefore, don’t really wear jewelry besides earrings, it is a simple way to add interest to an outfit. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings can have a big impact.
  • Lips. I have yet to find a lipstick I like, never mind love. However, if you’re one of the lucky ones who has or have the energy to search, it will transform your look.
  • Eyebrows. I am not good at doing my eyebrows and , thus, do not support women judging each other based on their eyebrows. Eyebrows are like a frame around a picture, though, and doing them does have a positive effect on appearance.
  • Be wrinkle free. I’m not the biggest fan of ironing, yet it works wonders from taking you from looking sloppy to looking like you have your life together.
  • Dress for your body type. If you notice, the majority of women in pictures on Pinterest or popular fashion bloggers all have a similar body type – very little hips, and often, boobs that will at least kind of fill out a top. As someone who’s a petite pear, lots of things they’re wearing will not look the same on my body. That’s okay. Learn what works for your body and what doesn’t. Once you know this, it’ll be easier to sort through your many options.
  • There’s a difference between what’s popular, what looks good on you, and what’s actually you. If you don’t love a trend, don’t buy into it. Also, just because something looks good on you doesn’t mean it’s an accurate reflection of who you are. Speaking from experience, I’ve spent a pretty penny on clothes that looked good on me, but weren’t actually my style, and, therefore, I never wore them.