Why are some people so effortlessly stylish!? (silly vent)

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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1259 posts
Bumble bee

@MrsRevolutionize:  I snorted water out of my nose when I read the part about your giant dirty mitts. Oh girl, are you me? I feel the same way. Some ladies are soo soo pulled together and stylish and I need some serious help in that department. 

So following to find out the answers to this age old question. 🙂 

Post # 4
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1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Start with good basics. Keep it simple. Dont go for trends, instead look at classic clothes that fit well and flatter your body – it doesn’t need to be expensive but don’t buy I’ll fitting clothes because they’re cheap. 

Post # 5
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@aliciaspinnet:  Exactly.

@MrsRevolutionize:  Classic, simple, chic. If you fall in love with a trend buy one item and mix it in with the classic pieces. In other words don’t fill your closet with what works today because tomorrow you will look less than fabulous.

I am one of those people (according to my friends). I really just focus on pieces I love that look good on my body, I don’t try to force myself into today’s hottest fashion trend if it makes me look like a whale. I also try to always incorporate a structured piece into my daily outfit. While big shirts and leggings might be hip I need something a bit edgier/classier to really feel put together. Also, try leather gloves…you can’t help but feel a tiny bit upper class when you wear them. 😉

Post # 7
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

splurge on a few staple pieces i.e. black patent pumps, blazers, good pair of dark wash jeans tailored to fit, classic bag (coach has some really classic shapes made of good quality leather at a not so expensive price), scarf, LBD, classic watch, ballet flats, cocktail dress, grey cardigan, black or camel coat and then mix and match staple pieces with trendier cheaper pieces that you can get at H&M or Zara like statement necklaces, plain v neck t-shirts, i find a black and white striped t-shirt is very easy to wear and can look chic, and basically anything that isn’t going to be around for awhile I would spend less on.

Post # 8
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744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  Have you ever watched Drop Dead Diva on lifetime?  The actress is plus size but she always looks phenomenal.  Hair, makeup, outfit the whole nine yards!

I wish I looked more classy too but unfortunately I mostly dress for convenience.  And, I have no clue/patience to find out what really looks awesome on me.

Post # 9
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748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly I feel like the thinner someone is the more effortlessly chic they look. Clothes lay like they would on a hanger or something. 

Post # 11
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsRevolutionize:  I am a size 14, anyone/any size can be chic!

I guess the best way I would suggest learning is by looking. Look at websites and advertisements offered by Nordstroms, White House Black Market, Cosmo Magazine, Glamour Magazine and even Lane Bryant, Avenue and Torrid have some fasionable ideas. In other words magazines and pictures will be your friend. Look at things that they put together and try to find similar items that work for your body type and budget. Again, we are going for ideas and guidance not direct copying.

For plus size bodies I think one key thing I go for is never do all tight or all loose. If you wear skinny jeans volume on the top with a structured jacket/sweater will balance you out without making you look maternity. The same applies to voluminous skirts or looser cut pants. Find a top that is a bit more figure flattering and maybe add a belt to bring attention to your hourglass figure/waist.

Black is my best friend. I wear some item in black every day. That doesn’t mean I hate color, that just means I believe in balancing out the bright with something chic. Skinny black pants (Torrid has some) are amazing with sweaters, blouses, tunic shirts etc. A nice black ballet flat will totally make any outfit just a wee bit more chic with combined with these pants.

Post # 13
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsRevolutionize:  my friends say I’m fashionable but I think it’s because I buy heavier fabrics so they lay better on my figure and show the structure of the garment. I might love a piece but if it’s flimsy or too delicate I’ll pass. I stick with black, cream, and jewel tones to keep it classic. Once I knew what worked with my curvy figure and the right fabrics I feel more polished. I avoid stretch fabrics completely. it takes forever to find items but I feel it’s worth it

Post # 14
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1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Just because you’re plus size doesn’t mean you can’t be chic, it just means you have to be aware of your body shape and what fits you and suits you best. Many plus size women have amazing curves that look incredible when dressed properly. If you have boobs and hips but a smaller waist then emphasisibg the hourglass shape with a waist belt to add a focal point will look great. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

My roommate sophomore year of college was like this! She was also effortlessly thin and gorgeous…she literally told me one time that she wanted to lose weight because her boobs were too big. Her weight went into her boobs and butt, and she was super tiny otherwise. She was really nice and genuine about it too, which made it impossible to not like her over it haha. She looked amazing absolutely every day while I was walking out the door in my jeans and a tshirt 4/5 days of the week. One time she wore jeans and a tshirt and looked so weird.

I agree that it’s the classic styles. She had a closet full of classic pieces and also great pieces to pair with them! I’m pretty sure her closet was like 2/3 JCrew.

Post # 16
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsRevolutionize:  The internet is your friend when it comes to fashion. Want to know how to wear a cardigan? Google it!

I found the following with some great inspiration pictures:

http://www.eu503.com/2013/03/how-to-wear-cardigan-and-not-look-like.html

http://www.insideoutstyleblog.com/2013/06/how-to-wear-cardigans-for-your-body-shape.html

For me personally I only wear shorter cardigans with a long tunic length white/black button down shirt or with a dress (great for transitioning from spring to summer). I need that added length to enlongate and thin, I don’t like sweaters that are buttoned up and cut me off at the waist, not flattering at all! Grab a long(ish) button down shirt (Torrid I know has a bunch right now) and put it under a cardigan. I am all about adding a brooch or wearing long layered necklaces to dress them up a bit. I am not for the embellished cardigans with flowers, glitter or sequins as this makes them less classic and more trendy. As for the longer boyfriend cardigans I love these with some skinny jeans and ankle boots/ballet flats or black leggings (provided the sweater covers my hiney) and some black flat suede boots.

And grandpa cardigans ARE chic provided you wear the right things together. Layer, layer, layer and play with length.

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