The Easy Way To Look Stylish, Every Day

Here’s my definition of style: Something that says who you are, without you having to say it yourself. My style has evolved so much over the years. You name it, I’ve worn it. This includes some horrible and cringeworthy trends. Luckily evidence of those eras are tucked away safely in my old photo album – back then, we didn’t have social media. Thank the lord!!! By the time social media reached every corner of the globe, I was old enough to know what works on my body what doesn’t. And then that definition dawned on me – the style that I grew into wearing was what made me feel like I was wearing the best version of myself!

I remember clearly when I was a poor university student. Every Friday I would go to the fabric store and then come home and make an outfit to wear for Saturday night. I would spend $10 to $15 MAX on all my materials, and then spend hours on my sewing machine making little outfits so I could go clubbing the next day.

They were simple outfits and I usually wore them for one night only. I couldn’t afford expensive clothes so I decided to make them myself! Even with these cheap outfits that I put together, I was still getting compliments from people. Even when I didn’t have a lot of clothes, I was happy because I was creating nice outfits for next to nothing. That made me happy. I’m a strong believer that you can look amazing at any price. You don’t need to buy expensive things to look stylish.

So over the years, I have learn a few things that work – so here are my top tips for looking stylish everyday:

  1. Invest in basic pieces: A great blazer will last you a long time – find a cut that works for your body and buy them in your two favourite basic colours. Also slowly check these off the list: a good trench coat, nude heels, and a trusty black hand bag. These are all great building blocks to a stylish and well finished outfit. I’m styling this trench with nude heels, but it would also look great with a pair of white sneakers as well.
  2. Stick with Neutral Colours: Trust me, I’m not scared of colours. I love colours! But for me, my investment pieces are always in black, beige, white and grey. These colours are much easier to work with and will always look timeless and classic.
  3. Make the outfit your own: I routinely roll up my jacket sleeves to give it a bit of an edge. I’m usually known for wearing shorts and heels, but it’s not alway possible to wear shorts in London!!! So I have to make trousers cool. I love the little buckle details on these trousers. It gives the outfit a little something extra.
  4. Self-confidence: Wake up a little earlier so you can wash and blow dry your hair.  Spend 10 minutes painting your nails so you feel confident. I am confident in who I am as a person because I tend to welcome positivity and shut out negativity, and this stops me from worrying about criticism from those haven’t earned my ear – try and do this too, you will not be able to hold yourself well and show your true style if you’re worried about being judged. If you’re not confident, then what I would do is close your eyes and before you leave the house, say this out loud: “I am beautiful and I’m going to kill it today!” That should get you pumped up so you can strut out the door like you mean it!

Thank you so much for reading guys! I would love to hear some of your tips on what you do to look stylish everyday!

xxx

 

 

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15 Comments

  1. Sydney Style Blogger on May 8, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I love a good nude shoe and def believe in investments being in neutral tones. For me to shorten my getting ready time I always have my lashes done so I don’t need to fiddle in the mornings and my nails and feet must be done or I feel a mess lol thanks for sharing ash

    http://Www.sydneystyleblogger.com

  2. Britta on May 8, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Ash!! I love this post!! This is exactly what I keep telling people! Invest in classics and they will last you a long time.
    You are always so positive and supportive and that is why we love you! Shutting all the negativity out is key!

  3. Frances on May 8, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for your tips!!! I really like this post of yours!!! And I love that you put 3 !!! Just like me when I am excited about things!

  4. talesofjude on May 8, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Great tips Ash!! Loving this co-ord on you, how good is that trench?! I def believe in dressing for how you want to feel whether that’s comfy, confident or girlboss and not being dictated by the weather!! Judith xx
    http://www.taleofjude.com

  5. Jenna on May 8, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I always enjoy reading your posts! Couldn’t agree with you more on everything you wrote. You share such powerful and empowering messages that every girl needs to read!

  6. simplementlui on May 8, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Wow! Beautiful outfit and you are so right with your tips … self confidence is a must … it’s not that easy but you can learn it 😉

    Great monochrome outfit with this top neutral color and perfect stilettos who are to me the finish touch of excellence 😉

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/chantilly-day-4-apotheosis/

  7. La Bijoux Bella| by mia on May 8, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Always a gorgeous look … love 💗 that versatile trench look! 🌹👍🏼🌹

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  8. lesley-kim on May 10, 2018 at 6:26 am

    I love making my outfit my own! I also just mix and match based on my preference. Thanks!!
    Lesley Kim

    New post: Maximizing Space

  9. Miki (@mikialamode) on May 10, 2018 at 8:33 am

    I love this outfit babe. Great tips! Love the neutral palette and the trench is amazing!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  10. graceandcoy on May 10, 2018 at 11:56 am

    great tips babe. And as always, I LOVE this outfit ! Lots of love

    Michaela | http://www.graceandcoy.com

  11. Jenelle on May 12, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Aw Ash I love and totally agree with you on all of these tips! Neutrals are such a big thing for me, but I also love my colours too. It’s all about making that 70% neutrals and 30% personality I think. So a splash of red or yellow or a detail or two that really resonates with you. For sure!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  12. Sophie (@smittensophie) on May 13, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Loved reading this post! Always invest in great classic pieces because you are so right, they are timeless and classic. You can never go wrong with neutrals, they make it incredibly easy to integrate with any item in your closet (trendy or not).
    xo
    S
    The Grey Canvas

  13. Lisa Autumn on May 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Honestly I wish I had your wardrobe.. you are always so stylish babe!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  14. notjessfashion1 on May 15, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Fantastic read dear, and I couldn’t agree more, especially on the last part. Indeed, the best outfit your can wear is confidence!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  15. maddy on May 19, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Love your blog! great style!

    Maidelin | shadesofmaddy.com

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