I Dress Conservative: How Can I Update My Look from Scratch?

by Anonymous

Too conservative

Too conservative

What basic pieces should I start with?


You have a lovely smile! And I believe you can bring out the best in your appearance by updating your look.

For your makeover, I suggest that you investm in adding colors and securing the wardrobe essentials - but opt for a fitted, chic cut. For example that turtleneck sweater you're wearing - it looks shapeless and baggy, and the simple chain gold necklace makes the whole outfit look conservative. Swapping the necklace with a bolder, trendy one alone can really lift up your look.

I am glad you've decided to do something about it! There are so many ways to bring out the beauty in you! How and with what, you ask?

Let me give you a couple of tips:

Without knowing the details (your body shape, age, taste and preference, etc.) I am only able to give you some general advice.

Mini notebook icon Buy clothes that fit

Have you checked the wardrobe essentials-section? There you can find a complete list of all of the basic pieces you need to start updating your look and closet. When buying the basic pieces remember to buy ones with a great fit to look more pulled together. It shouldn't look too baggy nor clingey.

The best way to find your perfect fit is to measure your body. I advise you to make this your first step to make over your style as fit is crucial to looking your best and to avoid looking like a potato sack.

Secure:
  • Plenty of basic, solid-colored (black, white, gray) tees, tops and sweaters. Tees in purple, blue, reds and pinks are also nice to have your closet but make sure they are solid-colored
  • A pair of wide leg jeans or pants
  • Black pencil or A-line skirt depending on your body shape. The skirt should be knee-length. Mid calf can make you look shorter, while ankle length looks outdated (unless it's fitted around the hips)
  • A pair of brown knee high leather boots
  • A structured tote handbag.

You can find more suggestions in the wardrobe essentials-section.

Mini notebook icon Inject some color

The next step in your journey to updating your look is to implement lively colors (like purple, reds, yellow, creams & white, greens, etc.) into your outfits. This alone can take your appearance to a whole new level, as colors are known to affect you and other people around you on a physical and emotional level. With the right colors you can enhance your natural colorings and really feel good about yourself! To make sure you pick the right colors, please take a seasonal color analysis or if that's too much a gold or silver color analysis will do just fine.

In this way you'll know what color of earrings, scarf, necklace, makeup and hair color to select.

When updating your look I think you could start with wearing a basic (but great fitting) tee or sweater with an eye-popping necklace or scarf in a color that flatters your complexion.

Mini notebook icon Add an unexpected, trendy twist to your outfit

You can start by adding a belt around your waist or slung low around your hips along with a sweater or tunic shirt. Or create layers by combining a basic wrap vest with a dress or sweater.


Hope this helps!

Kind regards,


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Feb 13, 2010
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That's terrific
by: Anna Villaruel

Wow, that's great! Sounds like a classy and stylish outfit, perfect for your body shape. Wide and flare leg can really balance out your apple/inverted triangle shape :-) you didn't even need my advice ;-)

Feb 09, 2010
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by: Ramona

I really appreciate your advice. By the way I am an apple body that has taken on a spin (3x a week) and aerobics class (2x a week)and notice that my body is beginning to take on a triangle shape. Yesterday I wore wide leg jeans, a wide brown belt with a basic white shirt, and brown knee high boots. I felt great; got 2 lunch dates; and had more fun than I've had in a long time. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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