happy sunday, ladies. we are marching fast and furiously through 20121. before you know it, the patriotic holidays will be knocking on our door. Memorial Day will be here in the blink of an eye. yes, the holiday gong is about to clang! i don’t know about you, but i am always astonished at how quickly the calendar page is turning. for now, let’s stay in the moment and enjoy those May flowers and a few style hacks. today, i’m sharing 10 style tips to look expensive.
it’s time to go back to the style drawing board because we all want to learn different ways to look chic, classy, and stylish. this blog is dedicated to aging with grace, strength, and beauty because i know the over fifty woman wants to stay modern, fresh, and relevant. thankfully, style has no expiration date. clothes are meant to help us look and feel our best. American fashion photographer bill cunningham said it best, “fashion is the armor to survive everyday life.” and it’s true. which is why i love to share style tips and hacks with you. are you ready to learn more about 10 style tips to look expensive and elevate your outfit? let’s dig in.
style tip #1 roll with it
sometimes button-ups can look stuffy. but if you roll the sleeves, they immediately look relaxed and effortless. don’t forget to roll the sleeves to your blazers or jackets. it adds visual interest, and you can show off your jewelry.
style tip #2 put a hat on it
many women think a hat doesn’t look good on them. if you’re not in the habit of wearing a hat, it looks foreign when you pop one on your head. way back when women wore hats every day. and every single woman wearing a hat looked fantastic. the key factor was that they were accustomed to wearing hats and accustomed to seeing themselves in a hat. so let’s give hats another try. hats not only look stylish and elevate any outfit, but they’re practical. they keep you warm in winter and block the sun in summer.
style tip #3 tuck it
if you have followed the blog for any length of time, you know i love to tuck in my tops. why? a tucked top adds a polished and put-together vibe. tucking a top adds shape and definition to your frame. the best part of a tuck is i can show off my favorite fashion accessory – belts. afraid you’ll draw attention to your mid-section? start with a monochromatic color scheme that creates a lean line.
style tip #4 drape the third layer
what’s old is new again. for a sophisticated look, throw on an extra layer over your shoulders. it takes your outfit to the next level.
style tip #5 make a statement
trade your statement necklace for statement earrings. they’re easier to work with than necklaces. why? with a statement necklace, you have to consider the neckline and length of the necklace. not so with earrings.
style tip #6 add a scarf
this is a classic wardrobe staple you can wear year-round. from blanket scarves to silk scarves, the sky is the limit. when the weather is cool, tie one around your neck or drape over your shoulders. during the warmer months, tie one on your handbag or use one as a belt.
style tip #7 add a third layer
the shoulder seasons, spring or fall, are the perfect time to add a third layer. different layers of fabrics, textures, and colors take your outfit to the next level. but don’t discount layers come summer. simply swap long sleeves and heavy materials for short sleeves and lightweight fabrics.
style tip #8 go monochromatic
nothing beats a long, lean line for an elegant look. that’s just what a monochromatic outfit will do for you. pick a color any color. they all work.
style tip #9 grab your sunglasses
add a cool and chic vibe with a pair of sunnies. plus, they protect your eyes from the sun. black, tortoise, or gold frames are classic choices. but don’t be afraid to experiment. it’s an easy way to add trends into your wardrobe.
style tip #10 on point
elongate your outfit with a pair of pointy-toe shoes. flats or heels will take your look to the next level. and keep your outfit classic and clean.