1. Go nude
You can’t go wrong with a pair of nude pumps or a nude bra and panties. Nude pumps work with everything in your closet (except black tights) and will elongate your legs; nude lingerie ensures a seamless no-show-through look in your clothes.
2. Get professionally fitted for a bra
A properly fitted bra will instantly improve and transform your figure.
3. Ignore trends and wear only what looks good on you
Okay, you shouldn’t ignore trends completely — we all want to look stylish and current. But it’s more important to wear clothes that fit well and flatter you. If the latest “it” trend just doesn’t look good on you, don’t wear it.
4. Edit your closet
When it comes to your closet, more isn’t always more. Pare down your wardrobe and leave only those items you absolutely love and look great on you. A finely edited wardrobe will leave you ready for any style situation.
5. Don’t succumb to “sale psychosis”
This is StyleBakery’s term to describe the temporary insanity that takes over when women encounter a deeply discounted item. If it’s not something you are willing to pay full price for, then don’t buy it just because it’s on sale. Period.
6. Own something animal print
Animal prints like leopard and python are the ultimate in chic when used sparingly. A well-placed animal print accessory can make almost any look instantly glamorous.
7. Invest in accessories
Nothing elevates your look like a statement piece of jewelry or a luxe handbag. Having a selection of interesting accessories can turn even jeans and a t-shirt into something special.
8. Show off your assets
Whether it’s a sexy collarbone, slim legs, or a curvy hourglass figure, choose clothes that flatter the best part of your figure.
9. Embrace color
While it’s nice to pay attention to the color of the moment, it’s even better to stick to colors that flatter your skin tone. Even if your wardrobe is filled with mostly neutrals like black, gray and brown, incorporate at least one pop of color to energize any look.
10. When in doubt, overdress
If you’re not sure what to wear for an event or outing, it’s always better to overdress than to be caught underdressed.
11. Stock up on quality classics
The majority of your wardrobe should consist of quality classics that fit impeccably: a pencil skirt, blazer, jeans, etc. Once you have a reliable foundation, you can mix in a selection of trendier items for a fresh update each season.