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Get It Together, Girl! Fashion Tips On Achieving A More Polished Look Cheaply

Oct 7, 2007
Have you ever taken notice of a female that just looks like she's got it together from head to toe around the clock? It seems that this sophisticated lady has a chic appeal that just never stops. Even on her worst days, she turns the heads of everyone in the room. She is a show stopping, runway bound, fancy and stylish lady that you wish would share her brilliant fashion tips with you. Well, the good news is that no matter what ethnicity or social economic background you're from, you can delight in being one of the more "polished" well-put together women that other women love to envy. And the better news is that the show stopping abilities don't have to come with a costly price tag. You can achieve that "polished" look by adhering to these 7 simple fashion tips that guarantee you success in the workplace and lure the most desired company your way!

1. Preparation is key. As with most things, preparation is essential for achieving goals. Start by planning how you want to look or what look you desire and begin working towards that objective. Do you want a more practical conservative look or are you aspiring for a trendier look? Are you seeking business casual attire or a more sleek elegant style? Whatever your preferred style may be, plan for it and then get ready to shop. Before you shop, make a list. List all of the basics that you need and stick to your list, rather than going on impulsive shopping trips. This will save time and money. Consider browsing through some catalogs and fashion magazines to discover fashion ideas that catch your eye. Be sure not to overkill on the same type of pieces and colors schemes. This gives your wardrobe a repetitive appearance. You don't want to be known around the office as "the girl with the gray sweaters."

2. Check your closet first. Most likely, you'll find that mixing and matching pieces and maybe adding a new piece here and there to jazz it up can spice up most of the pieces that you already own. Another money saver is to get rid of undesired items in your wardrobe by having a garage sale and using the money for more updated pieces.

3. Shop for Bargains. You don't have to compromise quality when you bargain shop. You can find some good quality pieces at some of the major department stores clearances, as well as TJMaxx, Marshall's, and even Target for a fraction of the prices that you'll find the similar pieces at expensive boutiques. Find out the day that their new merchandise arrives, and go for it! This will keep you from rummaging through leftovers. You will be amazed at the treasures you'll find for a little bit of nothing.

4. The Bare Necessities. The basic necessities in your wardrobe can make a world of difference if chosen correctly. For these pieces, quality is a must. Most wardrobes are not complete for a professional environment if they do not include the basics: white blouse, blazer, jacket, black slacks, trouser jeans, black suit, black skirt, and last but not least, the perfect little black dress. Once you have these quality basics you can add to them some colorful pieces and mix and match as needed. The key is to compliment these basics by accentuating with trendy pieces. Most importantly, avoid limiting outfits that only go together... this will only restrict your wardrobe. Play around with mixes and matches that achieve a new look every time.

5. Layer your Look! The layered look is definitely in! You can piece an old blouse from your existing wardrobe with a fresh blazer, or take a tee that you've become bored with and pair with a sweater for a more polished look. Layering your look always gives a more refined effect.

6. Choose clothes that look good on you. Let's face it, as much as we'd like to, not everyone can sport every look! One significant piece of advice is:

If you don't feel comfortable in it, chances are it's because it is not flattering on you. Form fitting is always best for a well-put together look. Clothes that don't fit well look unprofessional and shabby. Discover the clothes that best flatter your figure and stick with them. Be on the safe side, and simply ask a friend, "How do I look?" Make sure that it is someone who will offer honest constructive criticisms. And always, be your worst critic!

7. Accessorize!!! Have some fun with your look by adding a few beaded long necklaces to an otherwise plain outfit. Throw on a big belt with those jeans on top of that long sweater! Add a splash of color to that black suit with a playful blouse. Make your attire enjoyable by jazzing it up with bold costume jewelry, belts, sashes, pins, and shawls. Be creative with your garnishes! Accessories always catch the eye and complete any outfit.

Have fun with your new-sophisticated look. Be creative, but maintain your professionalism. Happy shopping!!!
About the Author
Donna Rice owner of Blackhairplanet.com which is a directory of African American Salons and Black beauty supplies
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