March 11, 2016 // fashion· style
Style is an art, and learning how to be stylish does take some effort. Because, in the immortal words of Countess (former Countess? I don’t watch #RHONY anymore…) LuAnn de Lesseps, money can’t buy you style. That’s what she said, right? Style, class, whatever.
Point being: anyone with a credit card can run out and buy whatever the heck they want, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will look good. Like, at all. There are some incredibly ticky-tacky expensive things out there, actually. Budget does not dictate style. Skill and taste dictate style. Luckily, both of those things can be learned — and in a very fun, non-painful, easy way. To get started, here are five quick tips that even the laziest of lazy girls can use to up their style game.
DO A HALF TUCK
A lazy girl invented this and called a Fashion Thing, right? Or J.Crew and Jenna Lyons. Either way, I can’t remember the last time I fully tucked in a shirt. This is such an easy way to elevate the simplest of outfits. Tuck just a bit of your t-shirt into your high-waist skinny jeans and a basic ensemble becomes a “look.” Boom.
ALL IN GOOD MEASURE (OR, PROPORTIONS)
Clothes are like life in that we should strive for balance in both. In outfits, this means that if you are wearing very tight pants, it’s probably a good idea to wear something a little bit looser, boxier and/or generally less tight up top. Yes, even if you are going to Da Club. If you really want to be tight all over, that’s what Herve Leger is for.
LEAVE ONE THING UNDONE
So French, and also a great lazy girl tip. Leave your hair a little mussed, wear sneakers instead of heels, or smudge out your eyeliner. Too polished and put together is boring. This ain’t Stepford, folks.
If you know what works for your body type and the types of clothes that make you feel good, getting dressed becomes so much easier. Yes, I wish I had Kendall Jenner’s wardrobe, but I also wish I had her body type. No matter how much I work out, though, I will never be a 20 year old supermodel. And that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. Know thyself, accept thyself, and learn thy go-to outfits. Is there a particular combo you feel absolutely fabulous wearing? Great! Keep it on standby for those mornings that are just too much.
WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR ALL BLACK
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