In the state of current fashion where we are spending most of the time torn between androgynous trends and athletic-wear-turned-elegant, it’s sometimes hard to go back to the simpler times when elegance oozed femininity and style were all you needed in order to look fabulous.
For all the women who still love their sense of beauty and are looking to enhance the femininity they’ve got going on the inside, we’re singling out a few tips to help you out on your fabulous journey:
Show skin and figure, but not too much
Even though it’s getting pretty hard to find all-body-types-flattering-cuts-and-shapes (the world is overflowing with banana shaped designs almost nobody except the runway models can wear and look good), you should be persistent and find models that suit your figure. Don’t be afraid to emphasize your waist, the hips, the booty, the legs… – any asset you like about yourself, as long as you do it with style.
The rules for showing skin are simple – if you are showing your legs, cover up the bustier; if you feel like flaunting your derriere, unzip the front. Also, don’t force trends on your body – wear what you look good in; otherwise, you are risking being labeled “trashy” or “cheap”.
Go for pastels
Pastels have the tendency to evoke warm, fuzzy feelings and are a forever-lasting association to all things feminine and gentle. You don’t have to dip yourself into pastel colors altogether, though; wearing it in pieces or accents will do the work.
For instance, a pastel pink (aka dirty pink) pencil skirt paired up with a black shirt and/or jacket will keep you on the feminine side while at the same time channeling your edge. Also, an eggshell white knee-length dress with a bold lipstick (deep plum or maroon) will speak volumes about your sense of fashion and chic. Do you think you could pull off a leather legging and a pastel yellow shirt? Sure you could. With your long hair up in a messy bun and that combo on, you’d look spectacular.
Opting for a pastel bag, shoes or coat is an amazing variant, too.
Mind your accessories
Multiple rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair details, earrings, bags, pashminas… are all keys to upgrading a look that may be read as too simple. When you manage your accessories right, you can dress an outfit up or down successfully, depending on the occasion and time of day. Remember – never go for too much bling during the day or oversimplifying accessories during night time – it just doesn’t work.
One of the most important accessories on a feminine yet powerful woman are her sunshades. Just take it from Jackie O – the queen of sunnies knew her game, and she made the shades her trademark. Add charm and mystique to your already extraordinary outfit by wearing cat-eye sunglasses that will immediately take your outfit to a hundred. The choices are many, especially when you are browsing through a fabulous collection of sunglasses online from your home, with a cup of coffee in your hand and a plan for a gorgeous day ahead.
Style up your hair and mind your makeup
The way you style your hair and do your makeup says plenty about the type of person you are, the job you do and your overall sensitivity to fashion.
To avoid looking cheap, make sure your makeup is more on a natural side, with accents for special occasions; bold lips or eyes contrasted to other parts of the face that aren’t accentuated will help you ooze a wonderful feminine vibe.
As for hair – wash it regularly and style it up so it agrees with your facial features. You don’t have to experiment with hairdos if that’s not your thing. Simply, keep your hair tidy, dyed (if you are treating it with color) and cut regularly.
With the advice above, we hope you’re now more sure of yourself and ready to experiment with your feminine style. Good luck!
Author bio: Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and organic beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.