|Anonymous: could you give me some fashion advice for a preppy/clean/sophisticated style but not too polished if that makes any sense? and hair and makeup advice would be extremely appreciated too thank you :)|
i have a feeling that sweaters will be your new best friend. think cashmere and tailored nicely (sleeves aren’t past your hands, not too long, a clean cut look but still relaxed, etc.)- versus the knubby, oversized look. you can wear them on their own with a pair of tapered trousers, a delicate necklace, and a pair of patent brogues or chelseas.
i would highly suggest investing in a pair of skinny black jeans (my favorite pair are the topshop jamie black jeans), and have them end just above your ankles (this looks cleaner and is easier to wear with flats).
flats are a given for this look; to make them modern, go for a pointed toe or espadrille style (but then again, you can never go wrong with a classic flat).
i find that any bit of delicate jewelry (like a dainty necklace) can add polish to any outfit.
classic, soft colors (baby blue, powder pink, etc.) plus a well rounded neutral palette is the color scheme i’d suggest looking for when out shopping around.
camel trench coat.
if you’re outfit is pretty put together, you can make it a little more casual by keeping the skin glowy and dewy, and your hair as natural as possible.
on the flipside, if you want to make your look a little more sophisticated, go for lipstick!
so to sum everything up! my mantra for adding polish to your look is: dainty jewelry (just 1-2 pieces, and in the same place: i.e. 1-2 bracelets OR 1-2 necklaces), flats, above the ankle cut, cashmere sweater.xx