The 7 important things you should do EVERY time you get dressed


One of the most interesting aspects of good style is that it's not something that just happens

No ladies, good style is a result of a woman putting herself together in a certain way. 

Every time we see enviable street style snaps, the woman in the picture didn't just throw on that outfit – she used her own set of skills to get ready and look fabulous. 

Celebrities have stylists to do all that hard work for them, but for us humble beings, we have to rely on ourselves to look good. 

If you follow these simple (yet very valuable) steps every morning, you will always be confident that you're rocking whatever outfit you're wearing. 

Sit down in your outfit

It might sound weird, but if you're going somewhere that requires you to sit – the office, dinner, drinks – then it's a good idea to test it out before you go.

Wearing tight denim might look fabulous on your figure, but sitting down in it for hours will only result in the jeans digging into your poor waist, and nobody has time for that. 


Take off one accessory – cliché but true

Coco Chanel's infamous piece of advice has well and truly appraoched cliché status – but sometimes, clichés are there because they're true.

Most woman have a tendency to over-accessorise, so by removing one small piece from your outfit, you'll be fit for a catwalk (the street counts as a catwalk, right?). 


Look at your full outfit in the mirror

This one seems pretty obvious, but think back to all the times you left the house without glancing at yourself; only to look in a mirror at lunch and think, "Oh no…".

Yep, it happens to the best of us. Have a quick look at everything you're wearing (shoes, bag, sun glasses) to make sure your whole outfit is on point. 


Take a selfie

Just like Cher taught us in Clueless, mirrors often lie, but photos never do. Have your friend or significant other take a photo to see how you really look.

If no one is available, take a selfie. The snap might just notice something the mirror didn't. 


Double check for underwear lines

Underwear lines are so not a good look. Even if you think you are in the clear, double and triple check this one.

And whenever you wear something tight, seamless underwear will be your new best friend. 


Prep your bag for the day

Take a look inside your handbag and make sure you have everything you need for the day. Plasters, lip gloss, wet wipes, whatever floats your boat. Your future self will thank you. 


Walk around in your shoes

BEFORE you leave the house. This one is especially true if you're about to walk out in a brand-spanking new pair of shoes.

You do NOT want a sneaky blister popping up during your day. Take a test around the house to pin point any sore points, and bandage them up in advance.

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