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The Anatomy of an Outfit: The Subtle Art of Styling It the Right Way

The Anatomy of An Outfit - The Subtle Art Of Styling It The Right Way

No matter if you prefer a casual, everyday style, or you love to be perceived as a fashion diva wherever you show up, there are some things you should know about the anatomy of an outfit. Here are four useful tips that can help you style your combos the right way, so check them out and step up your fashion game!

 

The Anatomy Of An Outfit: The Subtle Art Of Styling It The Right Way
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Start with the base layers and then move towards the outer ones

The base layers of your outfit can further be divided into two parts – the tops and the bottoms. These can be literally anything you can think of, from tank tops, blouses, T-shirts, camisoles, and sweaters for tops, to jeans, pants, skirts, and shorts for bottoms. Of course, dresses are somewhere in between as they cover both the top and the bottom part of your outfit. As already said, this is the base layer your outfit is built around, and it can be further complemented by the outer layer that usually covers the top part of your body. Some of these are coats, jackets, blazers, jean jackets, and open sweaters, and they will both keep you warm and upgrade your everyday looks at the same time.


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Make sure to pick your undergarments wisely

On the other hand, you should definitely pay extra attention to your undergarments as well, as these play an essential role when coming up with a flawless outfit. For example, wearing a white bra is an absolute must when wearing a white shirt or any other bright top. However, this is particularly important when it comes to your combos for some formal occasions, as these usually include figure-flattering dresses that are sometimes a bit tighter and/or shorter than you’re actually used to.

So, if you want to nail your special occasion outfits, make sure to pick an appropriate bra and a pair of matching panties that correspond to your body shape, as wrong underwear can often cause various bumps and lumps on your body. On the other hand, if you’re a curvy girl who has some issues with thigh chaffing, you should definitely give thigh guards a try. These will hug your thighs and prevent any potential problems, without having to worry that they’ll slide down.

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Be smart with your accessories

Accessorizing is another essential step you should take in order to put together a flawless outfit, and the rule you should stick to is definitely the ‘less is more’ one. Yes, we know that you’re thrilled to rock your new leopard scarf and a pair of earrings that feature colorful tassels, but you know what? You should better pick your accessories wisely and wear these pieces separately. Both of these are statement items that attract a lot of attention, so make sure to reach for them only when you’re wearing a casual, straightforward outfit.

For example, you can always style up your all-black outfit with a leopard scarf, or wear those vibrant tasseled earrings in combination with a little black dress, neutral stilettos, and a matching handbag. That’s the key to success when you want to step up your accessorizing game, so use statement accessories sparingly and you’ll master your outfits like a true pro!

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Remember that investing in quality basics will always pay off

Every fashion-forward girl in the world knows that there are garments which can be considered as the wardrobe staples, and you know what? Investing in them will definitely pay off, so don’t be afraid to spend a bit more money because you’ll surely wear them all the time! Some of the basics you need to have in your wardrobe are a black/white T-shirt, a white button-down, a pair of skinny jeans, a tailored blazer, the iconic little black dress, a leather jacket, a quality cashmere cardigan, a pair of comfy white sneakers, and a pair of black stilettos. Yes, we know that it seems that there are too many of them, but trust us when we say that it certainly isn’t. These make a perfect base for literally any outfit, so get them as soon as possible and upgrade your personal style right away!

As you can see, there are a lot of ways to master the subtle art of styling your outfit the right way. If that’s your main goal, just make sure to stick to our tips and follow our guidelines and the success is guaranteed!

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About the author: Mianna Korben is a passionate writer currently living and dreaming in Europe. She’s unapologetically a lover of premium makeup, fashion and champagne with a bit of a bag fetish. She unleashes her creativity by writing articles where she covers health, fitness, motivation and beauty topics.

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