Every morning I’m doomed with the same fate. I can never assemble an outfit that will make my heart smile. I have a certain standard which I uphold for my own egotistic reasons and every time I fall below par it aggravates me. For this reason, I have put together ‘8 Simple Rules’ governing my wardrobe in the event of every morning’s disaster, who knows they might come in handy for the Christmas season:
- Biggie Smalls (LOL, I didn’t know what else to call it): Proportion perfection is easy as long as you know it. And it really is just this, if your top is baggy, your bottoms should be fitted, or vice versa. That way you establish some kind of outfit equilibrium.
- The One Show: Only one part of the body should be on show at any given time. I’m talking about the legs, the boobs and the midriff! After all a micro mini with a strapless top screams floozy!
- The reinvention: A dress hasn’t always got to be a dress. It can be a skirt or a blouse; it depends on what you put over it really.
- Take Care: You should always take care of your clothes. If the directions read dry clean, do just that. If it reads hand wash, take the time out to hand wash. That way, they last. As Taiwo rightly advised, the one rule of jeans is to wash them when they smell! Washing them too often will ruin them.
- Play with your clothes: I’ve constantly got my sleeves folded or ruched up. Same with my trousers and leggings. Sometimes I even cut buttons off and attach my own, or I tie my shirt up a little. Do whatever suits you, have fun!
- If all else fails, ACCESSORISE: This especially works for the office. Luckily my mum makes jewellery so I have more than enough necklaces to wear. But you could also pair killer heels with a bland dress, or even accessorise with your hair styles and red lipstick.
- Simplicity is the ultimate elegance: When in doubt, keep it simple! Otherwise, it becomes too much and you go from understated chic to wardrobe malfunction in the blink of an eye.
- Always wear a smile: As cliché as this sounds it’s true a smile is the perfect accessory.
Having said all of this, it still takes forever to get ready in the morning. Maybe I consider too much, maybe I’ve got it all wrong! I’m sure there are people out there that have their own guiding principles, feel free to share. I’m very interested.
Ps: These guiding principles are subject to alteration at my discretion 😛
PPs: Who knows maybe one day I’ll write a book on one of these topics. LOL