HOW TO INSTANTLY LOOK MORE POLISHED

Posted in Style on September 29, 2014 by


There’s no denying that the “I-just-got-out-of-bed-looking-like-this” look is trending but nothing is more elegant or timeless than a well-put together ensemble.

So, in the spirit of all things ladylike, here’s 6 ways to instantly look more polished…

1. FRESH MAKEUP

Your mother wasn’t kidding. Good grooming is key. A natural, flawless complexion is an ideal way of creating a polished look. Choose a foundation that gives skin a matte appearance, without being too dry or flaky (like L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Eau de Teint Foundation). Some mattifying formulas can add years to your look but anything that’s too luminous can make you look oily and unkempt.

2. CLASSIC PIECES

Trend-based accessories, when out of date, can make your outfit look a bit tacky. Instead, stick to timeless pieces like an A-line mid-length skirt or black blouse.

3. PATENT SHOES

Adding a bit of shine to your outfit is another simple solution for looking sophisticated. A pair of patent shoes, be it ballet flats or heeled pumps are a smart and stylish option. Normal leather shoes can attract dirt and stains, whereas shiny patent shoes are just a quick polish away.

 

 

4. PERFECTLY PARTED HAIR

A clean part, either down the middle of your hair or to the side, is the epitome of chic. Grab a fine toothed comb and part your hair where needed. Finish with a smoothing oil or serum over your mid-lengths and ends.

5. COLOUR COORDINATION

Looking ladylike can be as simple as wearing a well coordinated outfit. Tie in a few colours together by matching your lipstick to a print on your dress, or your nails to your shoes. Or, if all else fails, monochrome is always complementary, no matter your style.

6. STAND UP STRAIGHT

Yeah, you’ve probably heard, “Stand up straight, shoulders back” more times than you can count. But, it’s true: standing tall not only helps when it comes to looking more sophisticated but it also exudes confidence and generally makes you look like an all-round boss.

 


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