It's the little things that matter... like what shoes go with which purse! Our Accessories Expert Kym helps with the details that make the difference.
Hey! I'm Roseanna and I have a fashion problem. Just in case this might
be of use to you, I'm 14 and well, I'm searching for something. I'm
searching for that "finished" look I see so many people get. When I say
finished look, I mean where a person looks put together, everything in
the right order, not too much jewelry, that perfect touch of makeup, a
hint of body spray, not too little and not too much to the point where
you could send a whole army of people running away in fear, just
altogether, a great look. That's what I want to achieve, but for some
reason I always tend to forget something.
I have pretty much of an athletic
build. I want to be able to get this look without
spending a huge amount of time doing it, because I'm not the type of
person that likes to sit in front of a mirror forever trying to be
prefect. So, at the same time of getting the finished look, I don't want to
look like I'm trying to be a super model. Thank you for spending so much time reading
my letter, and I hope you can answer my question!
Being "put together" is an act in itself. Even when you think you have a
definate style, it is sometimes hard to put on all the finishing touches to
make it look perfect everyday. My tip for you -- set out your outfit the
night before. Do the following:
1. Decide on a shirt and pants/shorts/skirt. If you are wearing a skirt,
get out new stockings, or previously used ones that have been thouroughly
checked for new runs. If you are wearing pants or shorts, make sure you get
out socks that match your outfit.
2. Decide on shoes. Typically, shoes that match the pants look best. They
create a polished look and make you look put together by creating a long line
from waist to foot. Make sure shoes are polished or clean. Frequently throw
canvas shoes in the washer to make them clean and fresh.
3. Get out your undergarments -- (please see my article Under WHERE? for
information on choosing underthings.)
4. Get out make up for the next day. My tip? Have an everyday bag with
coverup, foundation, mascara, and any other item you use everyday. Then,
each night, add in makeup for the next day that involves color, like a
certain eyeshadow or lipstick to compliment your attire.
5. Lay out your jewelry. Make sure it is in the same color family. Silver
is HOT HOT HOT now, but sometimes gold can look classic. My advice? If you
are wearing something in the brown or orange/red family, go for gold! Any
other colors look great with silver.
All these tips will help you look polished without being overdone. You
already have a style set in stone, now just some preparation and imagination
is key. All this may sound like a lot, but in the end it will leave you
feeling perfectly polished. And once you get in the hang of doing it
everynight, your time invested will soon dwindle. Have fun planning.