“Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy” – Kimora Lee
Invest in quality
Staple items should make up the majority of your wardrobe. Essential pieces that you can mix and match, and that aren’t going to go out of fashion in a fortnight, will serve you well for years. Staple colours such as nudes, navy, and of course every fashion lover’s favourite – black – are the base to a great wardrobe that can be built on and added to with pops of trend-lead colours and accessories. As Vivienne Westwood said, “Buy less, choose well. Quality not quantity.”
No matter how banging your body, showing it all off at once is a big fashion faux pas. Going for a short skirt? Then cover up your cleavage. Similarly, if you’re wearing something low-cut, opt for a longer skirt or a pair of jeans. Daring to bare is one thing, but being sexy and alluring does not mean you have to be close to naked. The old adage about leaving something to the imagination most certainly still rings true, and being selective about what you put on show will ensure you remain fashionable and classy. This Arthur Galan peek a boo dress is a perfect example.
Wear clothes that fit
This sounds obvious, but so often the focus on dressing becomes centred around the number on the size tag rather than how the garment actually looks, when it should be the other way around. We know it’s hard, but forget about the number on the label and be honest about how something fits you - you’re going to look and feel better in clothes that fit properly. This is one lesson we can absolutely take from Goldilocks and the three bears – you don’t want something too big, and you don’t want something too small. You want something that’s just right! A good tailor can help your own fashion fairytale come true in this case.