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Despite being something that everyone does every day, getting dressed can be the tricky and a really frustrating part of getting ready. How many times have you stood in front of a mirror and thought “I have nothing to wear” or “I need a new style.” You are not alone in this. Here are a few fashion tips from the experts to help to make getting dressed and looking good a breeze, getting rid of the stress of choosing an outfit once and for all.

Balance proportions

Obviously, you want to show off the aspects of your body that you’re proud of. It’s the downplaying of the bits you like less that’s tricky. Add the opposite volume to balance your proportions. Wearing wide-leg trousers to offset a bigger upper half that’s wearing something fitted will look very appealing. The idea is to even yourself out, so you should avoid anything too oversized that will make you look a lot bigger. Another tactic is that of distraction. Wear plain black pants, that bring the focus upwards, and consider wearing something bold up-top.

Something a lot of people don’t take into consideration is the role jewelry can play in your outfit. The right pair of earrings can really flatter your face shape, making it look skinnier, or more rounded. For instance, long earrings make your face look skinnier, and short, chunky earrings, like oversize studs, will draw focus outward making your face look more rounded.

If you have a large chest, a necklace should hit an inch above the cleavage or higher, look at chokers. Longer strands or necklaces with a pendant will look better on people with a smaller bust. Lastly, choose earrings in lighter colors to make your face look radiant. Pearls are always a classic, elegant choice.

Show skin selectively

Don’t give people too many things to look at all at once. For example, focus on the cleavage if you’re wearing a low-cut dress. You don’t need to show arms and legs, too. Keep it classy. Look at Thread Curve for a guide to different clothing. This applies to fit, too. A skin-tight dress is better with a more sensible and higher neckline and low hem. A dress or skirt that fits a few inches above the knee also looks extremely classy if it’s a little bit flared rather than tight.

Wear trends in an age-appropriate way.

Odds are, there’s a grown-up version of the style you wore when you were younger, but have grown out of. Let’s look at the crop top. To avoid revealing skin, pair a crop top with a high-waisted item. You could also pair it with a longer top underneath it. It gives a similar look but you won’t look like you’re uncomfortable with your age and trying to look younger.

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The right underwear can make you look slimmer.

The position of your breasts on your chest makes a big difference in how your clothes look and fit. If you are wearing shapewear or a bra that fits correctly, you won’t have sagging or bulging which means your silhouette will look tidier from every angle. The target is somewhere around midway between your elbows and shoulders, but somewhere that is comfortable to you.

The front center panel of the bra should lie flat, with no wrinkling or gapping in either of the cups. The bra should not be hiking up or creating bulges.

Don’t be too matchy-matchy.

Wear colors that compliment each other rather than just match. For an easy hack look at the color wheel for the colors that are opposite each other as they complement each other. Diversifying your accessories, in both color and texture, is another great tip.

Spend as much as you can afford on staples pieces

There’s no need to break the bank on things like basic tees, button-downs, and jeans. There are plenty of good and quality options available at low prices. Rather, if you can, spend your money on the types of items that aren’t considered a steal even when they are the cheaper option. For example, cashmere on sale will still set you back around $100.

The cheaper option will stretch out quickly, and you’ll end up having to blow another $100 to replace it. Rather spending a little more once for something that will last a good while longer. It’s important to invest in better quality fabrics that have longevity and will hold up better over time. Perhaps try calculating the price per wear. This will help you stop shopping sales and stave off sticker shock.

Now that you have a better idea of how to approach style, get experimenting and see what works for you.