Women's Fashion

5 Ways to Improve the Look of Your Clothes

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Sometimes, no matter how chic or cool the outfit you’re wearing – something can feel a little off. How do those Instagrammers look so great in everything they wear? Often it’s not the clothes that are the problem; it’s how you wear them.

There are some simple tricks you can try to help give your look that little something extra. Here are five simple ways to improve the look of your clothes.

1. Get them tailored

Tailoring is an important part of pulling off a good look. You could be wearing the most expensive piece of clothing in the world, but if it doesn’t fit you properly, then it’s not going to look great. Choose the right clothes for your body shape, then get them altered to ensure the perfect fit. You can pay to get your clothes tailored by a professional, or you can learn to do it yourself. Invest in a cheap sewing machine to make those small, but significant adjustments that will instantly change the way your clothes look and feel.

2. Wear the right underwear

Choosing the right underwear is an important part of getting dressed. The perfect outfit can be ruined by a VPL or an ill-fitting bra. Make sure you have a selection of underwear for different occasions. Slips are great for wearing under sheer dresses or blouses, while a good strapless bra can make a cami or summer dress look effortless. Shaping underwear is another good investment for your wardrobe, smoothing your silhouette to give your clothes the perfect fit.

3. Choose the perfect accessories

Accessories can turn an otherwise plain outfit from drab to fab. A belt to cinch in the waist of a dress or jacket or some strategically placed necklaces will elevate your outfit for a style that looks chic and put together. Other accessories, such as an intricately designed timepiece, can add elegance to your overall look. Keep your accessories displayed somewhere where you can see them easily – it will help you remember to consider them when you’re putting your outfit together.

4. Add a pair of statement shoes

Shoes can really make your outfit, and if you’re not particularly adventurous in the clothes department, then you could try to be a little bolder with your footwear. Whether you opt for a pop of colour, a studded or embellished style or you enjoy an on-trend boot; the right shoes will give your outfit the perfect finishing touch. Take a look at the latest shoe trends to find your inspiration.

5. Invest in quality, not quantity

While you might be tempted to invest in all of this season’s clothing trends, doing so will mean you have a wardrobe full of items that you won’t wear again after the season is over. Instead of wasting your money each season, invest in quality basics instead. Look out for natural materials that will age well such as cotton, denim, wool and silk – you’ll get much more wear out of them, and they’re ideal for timeless style.

Simple touches can make a big difference to the look and feel of your clothes, so start taking a more considered approach to your wardrobe to help you feel great, inside and out.

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Beth Jones is a valued contributor to various CosmoBC.com blogs.

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