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The phrase “dress to impress” is often used as a mantra to spur someone to smarten up their attire in order to make a great impression on someone else. While this phrase can certainly help you get motivated to want to make an impression, when it comes to getting dressed and developing your own style there is only one person you should dress for – yourself. Here are some simple steps and tips from Yallure to help you develop your own sense of style.Work with your shape – not against it
When it comes to developing your own style it is important to know yourself – know what you like, what you are drawn to, what your inspirations are – but most importantly know your body. Having a great sense of style is intertwined with having a great relationship with your body. Everyone has things that they want to play up as well as down and although it may be hard at first embrace what makes your body different and make the most of it!Develop a complimentary color palette
When it comes to colors it is important to work with colors and shades which compliment your own skin tone. Each of us has a mixture of cool, warm or neutral undertones with some of these tones more dominant than others. Luckily knowing what colors suit you is pretty intuitive as any colors that don’t compliment your skin tone will make you look washed out or bring out ruddiness in your complexion.
If you cultivate a limited yet complimentary color palette in your wardrobe then this will save you time when it comes to getting dressed as you know anything you throw on will go – it’s a shortcut to looking together and polished! If you are ever in doubt or are building up a wardrobe from scratch then go for black, white or neutral pieces. Monochrome is always chic and can make a fashion statement with its boldness while being super easy to wear.Accessorize all areas!
Accessories are the easiest way to add individuality or incorporate the latest trends into your look. As you have nailed the style basics of shape and color now you can either have some fun or keep it clean and simple depending on your style. If you are going for a bolder look then opt for outrageous, jeweled statement pieces paired with a simple grey marl top and jeans for quirky chic. If you want an understated look then layer fine necklaces with meaningful trinkets and thin bands of silver or gold rings as the final touches for effortless style.Wear with confidence
Always dress to please yourself – as soon as you try to impress or imitate someone else then your sense of self as well as style can become compromised. Furthermore, you just won’t be comfortable and this can impact the way you come across and the way you hold yourself. Do not fear getting dressed! Fashion is ultimately about fun and expressing yourself – each of us has an innate sense of style it can just take a while to cultivate it and working out what works for you. Confidence is the ultimate accessory and always remember to wear the dress and not let it wear you!