If you are a fashion buff like me, you’ve probably lusted after countless outfits on the pages of couture magazines. Even more envy-provoking are the ensembles sported by celebrities – do we ordinary folk ever look that stunning?
Well, you can and you should! It’s all about making smart fashion choices so you look like a million bucks without your clothes having cost quite that much. So let me tell you some simple ways to up your game and dress like a celebrity.
Have you ever noticed that the best dressed celebs are often minimalist in their fashion choices? And the reason for this is simple; clean, classic styles are always in vogue and difficult to go wrong with. Minimalism in terms of accessorising, layering and even makeup tends to create a more elegant, sophisticated look. Keep your inner boho-diva in check on days you want to sport a red-carpet appeal.
Concentrate on the Fit
Rarely would you find any celebrity wearing ill-fitted clothes. Even when the silver-screen prima donnas sport “boyfriend-jeans” or a loose kaftan, the clothes always complement their frame and body structure. When they go to A-list events, their outfits are often tailor-made to fit them perfectly. Now, we can’t customize each dress for a stellar fit, but we can always avoid clothes that don’t fit well. Next time you shop, concentrate more on the fitting rather than the colour, print, etc.
Don’t Forget Hair and Makeup
Celebrities are always called out when their hair or makeup is sloppy. Because unkempt hair and badly done makeup is highly noticeable and generally steals all the attention, no matter how lovely the clothes may be. So whenever you dress up, make sure your hair and makeup is on point too. Regardless of what your personal preference is – the “barely-there” look or something more dramatic – make sure it is done tastefully.
Have An “Air”
Another reason why celebs look the way they do is because they carry themselves with immense grace. If you want to look like a star, you’ll have to master that art too. Walk with poise, talk with composure and learn to pose. Developing these “airs” doesn’t mean you can’t have fun though! Just that you need to be a little more conscious of your carriage. After all, everyone’s going to be observing you!
Be A Sale-Monger
It cannot be denied that one of the reasons celebrities are our fashion gurus is because they wear the best of the best. We may not be able to afford their kind of couture pieces, but we can surely try. Make sure to pick up a few items during the sale season to wear on special occasions. Sign up for newsletters by individual brands to know of off-season sales too. Basically, you have to be thrifty and smart as a shopper.
And these are just some tips and tricks. You can surely improvise. You probably have your own fashion hacks for looking oh-so-splendid. Care to share? I’d love to know!