What are the 3 most common mistakes women make when getting dressed?

Getting dressed can be a pain, especially when you have a whole wardrobe full of clothing that never seems to ‘work’ when you’re getting ready… But I think I might be able to help!

I have helped quite a few women do a wardrobe cleanse, where we throw out what just purely will never work and find ways to make the rest look great. In this process, they have shown me how they would have worn it before, and most of the time with just a few styling tweaks, we are able to make it work.

So, what is the most common styling mistakes you could be making?

#1 Tuck it IN!!
I see this all the time, people leaving their shirts tucked out or pulled over the top of their pants/skirt… What that does, is make you look wider and draws negative attention to an area that should be making you look sexy…

Simply tuck your top in and accessorize with a cute belt. This will make you look slimmer and more stylish, immediately.

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#2 Make sure it FITS!
I think this is the second most common mistake I notice among women… Either they are wearing clothes that are too big or too small. The way your clothing fits you is so important.

If you’re going for something that is fitted, then make sure it doesn’t look like you can’t breathe or move. The best way to check whether something is too tight or not? Move around… Sit down, lift your arms up, walk a few meters… If you don’t feel 100% comfortable, you most likely will never wear that item, and if you do it’s just not going to look good.

If you prefer wearing looser fitting clothing that is okay, but a good trick is to style one loose item with a tighter fitting counterpart. For example, if you’re wearing baggy pants, match it with a fitted top or visa versa.

Here is some examples of how these celebs have made the 'baggy' look work.

Here is some examples of how these celebs have made the 'baggy' look work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3 Keep it simple…
Don’t get me wrong, I seriously love over-styled colourful outfits. But the reality is, to get the styling right, is a skill and can be really difficult. So, when in doubt KEEP IT SIMPLE.

My clothing consists of a very basic colour palette… Black, white, different shades of brown/nude, khaki green, red and denim blue. The only print I really own is animal print, as it adheres to my closets colour pallet. So, in terms of colour, try build your wardrobe around the three staple colours (black, white and brown/nude) and then choose two other colours that suit you (red, blue, green, orange etc.) and prints that match your colour palette and cross style these items when you’re getting dressed.

Remember, you can always use textures and accessories to spice up your look.

 

You don't need bright colours to stand out... Here are some examples of how you can make sure your basic colour palette still looks amazing by adding texture and print. 

You don't need bright colours to stand out... Here are some examples of how you can make sure your basic colour palette still looks amazing by adding texture and print.