Modern, effortless style is about finding the right balance between looking dressed up and casual. Wearing trendy bright colors and busy patterns isn’t effortless. Instead, wearing what we already own and using creativity in place of constant shopping is a better choice for our style, wallets, and the planet.
Similar if not idential items are linked. Jacket here (or cardigan here) – Top – Scarf – Jeans – Boots – Bag. (Shopping links may allow me to earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.)
The effort comes as we carefully plan our purchases. I stopped impulse buying a few years ago, and it changed my life in many ways. My bank account has undoubtedly benefited. (It isn’t a bargain if you never wear it!) I highly recommend investing in neutral garments that look best on your shape and save for the highest quality you can find. Add pieces that work with what you already have, both in color and attitude.
If you prefer a timeless, chic, and sophisticated style, look for pieces that won’t fade away—mix tailored items with more casual elements to look modern. For example, wear your favorite fitted blazer with a pair of high-waisted jeans and a simple white or grey top underneath. On the other hand, if you get bored with the same formula, mix it up a bit with unexpected combinations. Here, I wore two prints together to make a blazer I’ve had for about four years look less predictable.
Avoid big statement necklaces, earrings, lots of rings, and bracelets that can look unsophisticated. Adding shoes, belts, and bags with a lot of bright hardware and logos, are the opposite of effortless.
Oversized clothing is challenging to pull off, and it’s usually more flattering to define your waist. Layering can help to give you a more shapely silhouette if you do not want to wear a belt. Proper fit allows us to achieve effortless style while feeling comfortable in the clothing we wear.
Wear the right bra size and style for your shape. Don’t wait too long to refresh your bras and pajamas. You deserve to look nice even when you are lounging at home.
When I ordered a new bra recently, I also got these elegant gray pajamas with white piping trim. The bamboo fabric is soft and luxurious against your skin. Shapeez long line bras are here. (These are the only bras I wear.) Pajamas here. Earlier I showed you the black pajamas here. My posts are never sponsored, and my items are rarely new. Instead, I freely share the guidelines I use to make my days more effortless and pleasant.