1. Does it fit?
The first guideline in looking and being stylish is one of the most important! This might sound incredibly simple, but many people leave the house with clothes that fit too big or too small. Make sure your clothes fit you correctly.
Unless it’s intentional, like a boyfriend tshirt or slouchy sweater. If you are going for a trendy look make sure to pay special attention to point four.
2. Do the colors match?
Make sure the colors in your outfit complement not only each other but your skin tone too. Look at the colors you’re wearing and review it. Is it subdued, bright, or contrasting? Colors can affect your entire mood so, in addition to fit, make sure the colors help your attitude.
If you’re feeling happy and excited, you wouldn’t want to squash that energy by wearing all black. Choose a color palette to suit your mood.
3. Is it flattering?
Are your best features being accentuated? Do your clothes make your figure look good? This does not only apply to your sexiest clothes but every piece in your wardrobe. Every piece must flatter your shape. No matter your body shape, you want a defined waistline because you’ll instantly feel more sexy!
4. Is it balanced?
Do the patterns, colors, styles, proportions, and fabrics in the outfit look harmonious? Does the outfit confuse you? Is it overpowering you? Are there too many accessories or contrasting colors?
You’ll know when an outfit is out of balance because you feel something is out of place. If you’re going for an item that intentionally larger, make sure to balance it with a slimmer piece. Like a big t-shirt with skinny jeans.
5. What does this outfit say about me?
Because your clothes speak before you do, make sure you’re putting off the message you want others to hear.
First impressions are everything, and it only takes an instant before one is formed. Give the impression you want. Whether you like it or not, people are going to judge you so you might as well make it the judgment you want!
Take into consideration where you’re going. Is your outfit giving off the right vibe to the people you’re going to be interacting with all day? Yes, then you have a win.