You know the stereotype – women take really long to get dressed? Or rather take a long time to choose their clothes? Or whatever.
I personally don’t find a lot of truth in that statement either when its me or the general women around me. I don’t really take a long time to get dressed since most of the time I already know what I am going to wear. This is because I have one style rule I swear by when dressing. It helps me look myself and keep outfit regrets to the minimum.
The basic rule is to wear items that have contrasting vibes. Yup – thats it!
Outfit details: Faux leather shorts from H&M (similar), Peter Pan embellished collar blouse from Pimkie (similar), mirror sunglasses (similar) and pointed tassel flats (similar) from Mango, blue cardigan from United Colour of Benetton, tights from ASOS and bag is of an unknown brand.
So for instance when picking this outfit when starting out with the leather shorts which are a bit edgy (for lack of a better description), I added in the super feminine embellished Peter Pan collar blouse and the slightly preppy pointed flat loafers. The soft, cosy vibe of the blue cardigan provided more contrast. Instead of my slightly punk look Chanel boy bag, I added in this proper preppy bag as well (a-la-Taylor Swift which is far from my usual style). I also made sure my lipstick was nice and neutral instead of my usual bright pops of red or pink.
You will see a similar breakdown to this outfit where I paired a formal shirt with a leather dress. Another one is this outfit with a party skirt and a basic tee. Most of my outfits will definitely ensure this style rule is followed.
The one outfit I can think of where I went all out with one particular vibe is this shirtdress. I loved the pictures and the dress but its definitely not within my comfort zone.
Do you have any style rules you swear by? Or a uniform you always go with? I am always interested to know the considerations people have when getting dressed – chat with us! And follow us on Instagram or Facebook – whichever you prefer (or both!). You can also subscribe for our emails – you can choose to receive them daily, weekly, monthly – whatever you want.
All the pictures in this post were taken by DJ.