The word Chic is defined as "elegantly and stylishly fashionable" according to the Definitions from Oxford Languages. When I think of chic style I think of a refined polished look that embodies elegance and sophistication. Growing up I always admired women who dressed in this manner however I found it a challenge to achieve this look myself. Throughout the years though I discovered various tricks to help me look and feel chic and sophisticated on a day to day basis. This helped me feel more confident, attractive and presentable! With that said, I wanted to share with you some tips that I learned over the years that can help aid you in achieving a chic sophisticated look. Let's get started!
Stick to Monochromatic
Monochromatic is variations of one color. Whites, creams, grays and blacks are all simple yet great options to help you look more chic. I personally love an all black outfit because it gives the appearance of a slimmer figure while at the same time creating the perfect backdrop for any accessory!
Basics are Key!
The second tip I've learned is that you really only need a few basics to achieve a chic look. For example a white buttoned up blouse paired with sleek trousers or even jeans is an easy way to polish your appearance. Blazers are also another staple item that instantly transforms your look while giving shape and definition to your frame. Heels too are definitely a game changer and help to elevate any outfit, pun intended! Of course if you're not a heel sort of gal or you're just looking for everyday footwear try finding dressy flats that resemble heels. I personally love pointed toe flats that are both comfortable and easy to walk in.
A Red Lip
The first time I wore red lipstick, it completely changed my life! And with so many shades of red on the market at various price points there's a red for everyone! A red lip will instantly take your outfit to the next level and can easily polish up any look! Websites like Sephora.com and Ulta.com offer the option of a virtual try on, which allows you to see how different shades of lipsticks look on your skin tone without the hassle of browsing in person. In addition, companies like the above mentioned allow you to return make-up you've tried if you're not completely satisfied with your purchase. This makes the journey of finding your perfect shade easier and saves you time and money in the process. Be sure to check the stores return policy before purchasing.
Accessories Make All the Difference!
Accessories are very personal and can make all the difference in your wardrobe. Pieces like small stud earrings coupled with dainty chain necklaces and bracelets can help to create a more delicate feminine appearance whereas larger pieces like bangle bracelets, chucky statement necklaces and large statement earrings can create a daring, confident look! Whatever your preference try styling these accessories with your outfits, mixing and matching to see what works best for you.
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Your Crowning Glory
With a wide range of hair types there's no "one size fits all". I personally have curly hair however I tend to style mine in a way that allows me to easley look chic on a day to day basis. Wether your hair is straight or wavy, curly or coily, try styling it in a way that best suits you. As simple as that advice may sound every woman has their own personal preference as to what styles look best on them according to their hair types and textures. Just keep in mind that a sleek style will always complement a chic look!
Use Pinterest for Inspiration
Pinterest is a platform that allows you to explore countless visuals that you can save to boards you create. This allows you to collect everything you need to help inspire your chic journey from outfit ideas to color combos to explanations on how to dress for your body type and more! I myself have a board dedicated just to chic fashion and this helps inspire me and is a good reference when I feeling stuck and am in need of some inspiration (check out my Pinterest board here). To learn more about this amazing tool visit Pinterest.com or download the app to get started!
And there you have it, 6 tips to help you look chic on a day to day basis! I hope you found this info insightful and it can help inspire your journey! To get you started be sure to check out my collection of beautiful chic statement jewelry by clicking below.