A perfect wardrobe is a dream of every woman, one we could stand in front of every morning and feel inspired. Where every clothing piece flatters us and exudes our enthusiasm to dress OTT for the day. Fascinating enough, isn’t it?
While the idea of attaining perfection when re-inventing the wardrobe is fabulous, it won’t happen overnight. But with each new purposeful purchase, you’re one step closer to curating a dream wardrobe.
In this guide, we will take you through the ultimate wardrobe basics checklist to make way for a stylish lifestyle.
Let’s get started, fashionistas!
Define Your Vibe
The first step in building the dream wardrobe is to ask, “what’s your personal style?” Do you love boho chic? Casual and sporty? The glam girl look? 90s minimalistic? Or the blend of all of them?
Whether you are sticking to one particular style or a mix of genres, the easiest way to find the inspiration is to dip deep into Pinterest and Instagram. In addition, you can also wade through fashion magazines, blogs or even watch fashion documentaries on Netflix for outfit ideas. The more you explore, the more you get hold of the latest trends.
Find Your Flattering Style
Finding a casual or designer dress that flatters your shape is the key to creating a stunning statement. The rule is to know your measurements. Your body shape will determine what silhouette will accentuate your best features and balance your proportions.
For example, if you have an hourglass shape (lucky you!), you are good to go with form-fitting silhouettes, such as a sheath, mermaid, and trumpet. They rightly enhance your well-defined curves and helps you flaunt a “picture-perfect” look. On the other hand, if you’re plus-sized or apple-shaped, you should focus on styles that cinch your waist and draw attention to the bust. A-line, ball gowns, fit and flare, empire waist, and wrap styles are your BFF!
This a-line embroidered off-shoulder high slit La Femme dress is proof that flared silhouette emphasizes a narrow waist, wider hips, and the bust line, creating an illusion of an hourglass figure.
Pick Your Palette
So, now you know the dress styles that flatter your body shape and highlight your best features. Great! The next on your list is to determine the best shades for you.
The idea behind choosing a certain color is to create an enhancing contrast with your skin. That said, you need to understand your skin tone first.
If you have a cool skin tone, darker colors, such as emerald green, navy, blue, and black, bring out the best in you. In comparison, warm-toned women can rock soft hues, including cream, light yellow, blush, peach, and coral. Some of the other flattering colors for warm skin tone are green, brown, and warm reds.
You can easily get your hands on the trendy yet flattering dress colors from the La Femme fashion collection at dream prices.
Invest In Versatile Pieces
The best trick to create a cost-effective yet dapper closer is to invest in versatile pieces. Think about t-shirts, skirts, printed dresses, and dressy pantsuits – all these are versatile styles, meaning you can wear them in different ways, for different occasions. All you need is to push your imagination into drive and get creative.
If it’s a pleated skirt, try pairing it with a t-shirt for a casual office look. You can also wear it with an embellished crop top if you are gearing up for a party.
Let’s say this loud and clear: you’re a true fashionista when you know how to have fun with fashion without burning holes in your pockets.
Go For Layers
Don’t let limit yourself by style definitions. Something that is typically for summer can be worn in fall and vice versa – all with the help of “layering pieces,” such as cardigans, jackets, and blazers. What’s more? You can make your summer casual dress work for fall by wearing it with a pair of sexy tights and of course, a matching jacket.
Get Proportions And Patterns Right
While mixing and matching or layering the outfits is a game-changing trick, you need to keep the balance right to draw attention for the right reasons.
When it comes to mixing prints and patterns, you have to ensure that you do not look tacky. Pair the smaller print with a bolder or more graphic pattern to get the statement right.
Speaking of the proportions, never wear two oversized pieces at the same time. You only look balanced yet beautiful when you marry your loose or baggy piece with a tailored silhouette.
Spice Up With Accessories
Your look is incomplete until you marry your dress with accessories. After all, the right accessories add interest and uniqueness, helping you stand out from the crowd.
Even if you’re not much into accessories, you should not avoid the power of statement pieces, such as layered necklaces, hoop earrings, danglers, bling handbags, and heels. They go with almost everything and add a touch of creativity to your classic dresses.
Besides, don’t forget to invest in belts. Believe it or not, a few simple belts can transform your simple outfit into a stunning one by defining your waist.
Seize On Quality Pieces
It’s easy to be tempted by sales and blowout discounts, but if the item doesn’t contribute to your dream look, it’s not worth its price, no matter how inexpensive it is.
The most important thing to consider when building or revamping your wardrobe is to seize on quality pieces. Whether it’s a casual t-shirt, evening dress, jewelry, or shoes, a high-quality piece always standout and screams “class.”
Having a wardrobe that reflects your personality and lifestyle is indeed endeavoring but worth all the efforts and money. And now that you already know how to build one, it’s high time you should start shopping for flattering fashion pieces. Don’t forget to browse through the collection of La Gemme dresses and Gowns for exclusive styles, silhouettes, colors, prints, and much more.
Wish you a lifetime of sass and style 🙂