Being a stylist, I know most women don’t love shopping. They don’t know where to start, what to look for or how to style it once it’s in their wardrobe.
I recently launched my own business, BOSSY. creative, where I write and style (and write about style) and one thing I’ve found is relevant to all women are the answers to the style questions I’m regularly asked.
They’re six little pearls of wisdom that will help you feel more confident when you get dressed, and help you when you’re shopping. (Post continues after gallery.)
Before you get started, just remember these two important disclaimers:
- Styling tips should only ever be used as a helpful guide – not religion – so if you feel great in something, swipe that credit card!
- Also, life is short: buy the donut. And the shoes.
Question one: “I’m a bootleg girl. Skinny jeans are only for skinny girls, right?”
Wrong! Skinny jeans are actually more flattering than you think. They’re kind of like that cool girl at school that turned out to be really nice once you got to know her in private.
Although you might feel more at home in bootleg jeans, they often add unnecessary bulk to your bottom half, what with the flared leg and all. And really, who wants unnecessary bulk on their bottom half? (Not me, for those playing along at home).
Try a skinny leg (or straight, if you’re a commitment-phobe) with a loose-fitting blouse or a sharp blazer… You’ll be pleasantly surprised, I promise.
Question two: “How can I appear taller?”
Firstly, your height, whether tall or short, is perfectly wonderful. But it you are keen to try to add length, the key here is to fake it ‘til you make it.