Hello, Gorgeous! As a fashion blogger I wear all different kinds of outfits, but many of these outfits are not what I would consider my “weekend uniform”! These outfits are fun to style, write about, and wear for a multitude of occasions- but aren’t realistic in showcasing the everyday style you Blush Babes and myself wear all the time! Today’s post is giving you ladies insight into how to elevate your everyday outfits so you feel glamorous 24/7 because who doesn’t want that?!
1.) WEAR CLOTHES BASE ON THE SIZE AND NOT THE FIT
I too, have been guilty of trying to squeeze myself into clothing sizes I thought I should fit into and not the clothes that truly fit my body type. What ended up happening was I would buy the clothing items that didn’t fit and then they would sit in my closet…unused. This is a huge fashion mistake, Blush Babes!
While there are general guidelines for what constitutes each size, stores vary in how they label their clothing items. I average between a 6-8 in most clothing sizes but also have clothes in my closet that range from a size 4 to a size 12 because those are the sizes that fit my body the best for that particular item.
It seriously DOES NOT matter what the size the label says, gorgeous. So long as you are confident in how you look, no label can take that away from you. Plus, no one is going to know what the label says- they are just going to be in awe of you rocking your outfit like a total #girlboss!
2.) SPENDING MORE MONEY ON TIMELESS WARDROBE ITEMS
While there is nothing wrong with spending more money on trendy pieces, chances are those items will not be “on trend” the followig season and you have to go out and buy more clothes. This can turn into a vicious fashion circle, and isn’t the friendliest on your budget!
In this post here I talked about my 60/40 rule when purchasing clothes each season! Typically you want to spend 60% of your clothing budget on classic pieces you know will last for years and the other 40% on clothing items that are currently on trend. This way you are building your wardrobe while still allowing yourself to try out the latest trends!
The classic items in your wardrobe such as denim and shirts are worth the splurge. When you spend a little bit more money the fit, material, and overall quality of the item will be better overall. Click here to download my Style Guide about “How To Budget and Build Your Dream Wardrobe” for more details about this!
3.) ACCENTUATE YOUR STRENGTHS
As an Army Officer I am in an Army uniform at least 5 days a week, and this uniform is meant for functionality- not fashion. Therefore, the uniform is baggy and not form fitting (totally fine for Army purposes!). My first year in the Army I found myself wearing super baggy clothes on the weekend and not accentuating my body type strengths because I was so accustomed to wearing my Army uniform!
On your days off work express your personal style and show off what you are working with, Gorgeous! Do you have long legs?! Try adding a few dresses or skirts to really show off this feature! Are you proud of all the work you’ve put into the gym and want to accentuate your waist?! Go for it!
The important take away here is to to not hide under your clothes, but to let your personal style shine through and accentuate your feminine figure!
One part of my body that I love is my legs so I try to accurate that strength by wearing dresses like the one below! Take a moment and think about an area you would love to show off. Are you wearing clothes to accentuate your strength (because you deserve to)?!
4.) INVEST IN QUALITY ACCESSORIES
As Blush Babes we are young professionals who are starting to make some money on our own a have a little disposable income to spend (ummm #heckyes)! One of the best splurges you can make to enhance your style game is to invest in a great accessories!
The reason you want to do this is because you can wear accessories every single day if you choose to, and a quality accessories such as handbags, shoes, and jewelry will last for a long time AND elevate your outfit!
I invested in a pair of Chanel flats a year ago, and I am so happy I did. I always pair these flats with less pricey pieces (such as a basic tee from Old Navy) and adding these flats instantly increases my chic factor! Plus, I feel like a movie star when I put them on;).
To see my post on how to purchase designer pieces on a #budget click here to read the full post!
To read my post on where to buy quality jewelry on a budget to elevate your style click here!
You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a quality accessories Figure out what your budget would be and see what is available in that price range!
5.) GET YOUR CLASSIC WARDROBE PIECES TAILORED
Usually, timeless wardrobe pieces are what Blush Babes spend more money on and for good reason- these items will last you season after season! This typically means jeans, jackets, dresses, and button downs.
If you splurged on a timeless clothing item and it doesn’t fit you exactly how you want getting that item tailored the perfect way to ensure you are 100% happy with your purchase, plus you will be wearing this item a ton!
Thank you so much for stopping by Blush & Camo!
What did you think of today’s blog post?! I would love to talk with you gorgeous Blush Babes in the comments below! You can also follow me along on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and now Snapchat (@blushandcamo) for daily style inspo!
I completely agree about investing in great accessories! They can instantly add style to a simple outfit!
Thank you so much Jamie! I could not agree more. There have been so many outfits that I styled from Old Navy and then added Chanel flats and they instantly elevate any look. You’re the sweetest babe and happy Saturday!