Are you looking for some style inspiration? Do you look into your wardrobe with little excitement? Fear no more. We’ve put together some top tips that will have you looking sophisticated and stylish this new year.
When creating a sophisticated outfit, the most important thing is that your clothes fit well. So opt for well-tailored items such as suit trousers, blazers or shirts that flatter your figure. Tailoring is a massive trend for 2019, as the SS19 catwalks were filled with perfectly polished silhouettes – so there’s no shortage of inspiration!
If you don’t have the budget to splash out on a seamstress or designer gear, have no fear! The high street has a huge amount of great options in various colours and fabrics.
Keep your accessories simple. When selecting jewellery, go minimalist, as less is often more when creating a sophisticated style. Wear delicate gold or silver necklaces, bracelets and rings together with a classic watch.
No outfit is complete without a handbag – and the same rule applies! Go for classic colours such as black, grey, brown or cream. Radley London have a beautiful range of bags using premium materials, which will add a touch of luxury to any outfit.
Polished Colour Palette
Neutrals ooze class and sophistication. The most widely loved shades are nudes (beiges, creams and whites), navy blue, steel blue, grey and black. Try wearing a black roll neck jumper, skinny black jeans, heeled boots and a black blazer – you’ll turn heads!
If you’d like a change from the grey scale and want to inject a pop of colour into an outfit, go for pastel shades such as lilac or sky blue.
Go Back to Basics
Go for a fresh-faced look by going back to basics with your make-up. Make sure you match your tinted moisturiser or foundation with your skin tone properly and apply lightly. Use a touch of blusher on the cheeks in natural hues and a slick of mascara and eyeliner. Try to stay away from brightly coloured eyeshadows or lipsticks.
Do the same with your nails, too. A French manicure in a round or oval shape is a must. If you like to be bold with your nails, avoid neon shades, jewels or nail art and stick to pinks, blues, reds or purples.
There is no right or wrong way to create a sophisticated look. After all, everyone has their own personal style. Not every colour or shape will suit everyone, so experiment to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. And don’t be tempted to immediately discard what you already have in your wardrobe! By simply styling items differently with alternative jewellery, shoes or bags can instantly change an outfit. Be creative!