Capsule #3 / Outfit 17
Let’s chat about the styling choices with this outfit. Because the actual clothes I’m wearing could be considered sloppy — ripped jeans, ball cap, plain grey tank. But the outfit doesn’t look sloppy.
Because my hair, makeup, necklace, and bracelets finish it off in a thoughtful, feminine way. If I was wearing scrubby hair + no makeup + no accessories, this outfit would read like I’d just finished cleaning the garage. Which, okay, might impress my husband for a minute. :)
But by choosing these few strategic styling choices — that aren’t even articles of clothing — the outfit is elevated to street-style effortless.
So, when you pick an outfit in the morning, try to see the whole picture in your mind first — clothes, yes, but also hair, makeup, and accessories. I’m learning that the key to an effortless look is keeping your look part fancy and part unfancy.
Here’s my rule of thumb:
-If you’re grabbing fancier pieces, try wearing your hair natural (like spraying it with sea salt + letting it dry naturally) + wearing minimal makeup + keeping your accessories to one or none.
-If you’re grabbing casual pieces, try putting a little more love into fixing your hair (like curling it with a wand — this one from Target works well) + wearing little extra eyeliner + wearing a necklace that’s just a tiny bit nicer.
What do you think? Do you have any tips to get the right balance of fancy + unfancy in an outfit? I’d love to hear your thoughts! (And I’m sure everyone else would love to hear it, too!)
Cap: 47 Brand