Let's start with the basics.
To begin lovelies, you will need to develop your style. This is the first and most important step, and it's very fun!! If you've already developed your own personal style, then you have this step down. If not, or you're unsure, start by asking yourself what you like. What are your favorite colors? What do you feel confident and comfortable wearing? What do you like to wear? What is your style? If you'd like, you can take my style quiz which you can find here. It's a fun and short quiz for a relatively accurate answer. (; Once you've answered these questions, put your responses to use. Start wearing your favorite colors. Wear clothes that you feel confident and comfortable in. If you're uncomfortable it will show. Take a chance on pieces that you'd like to wear but haven't given the chance yet. If you like them, stick with them! This does not require spending money although you can if you'd like. Make what you have in your closet work for you, borrow items from family, etc.
You are now ready to set your stage. Your stage is simply a steady rhythm of you wearing your style of clothing. Setting your stage will provide a foundation for your style, security for your look, and let others know who you are. To do this, wear the type of looks that you have chosen in step one daily. I repeat, wear your look every day. Don't veer of by trying to wear what your friends, celebrities, or what the magazines are sayin' you need to add to your closet. Just because something may be your friends' look doesn't automatically mean that it's your look. Wear your look and your look only!!! As fashion icon Iris Apfel said: "When you don't dress like everyone else, you don't have to think like everyone else." Do not share a brain with others. Leave that community brain alone.
Now. Let's get into the mechanics.
Creating your look is only half the battle. The other half is in you. For example, if you're a loud person and you wear bright colors, those two things will complement each other well. Loud person + bright and bold colors = fun, loud, exiting style. Another example: Loud person + dark colors = fun, mysterious, intriguing style. Allow your personality to help you style and strengthen your look.
How you display yourself is another important sector. Let's start with something simple: sitting. Don't worry, I'm not about to get all Princess Diaries on you where I tell you to put a book on your head and all that other nonsense. Simply sitting a certain way will draw eyes to you. Everyone is different, but my favorite way to sit is straight up with good posture: Vertebra stacked neatly with head leveled (this pose is not illustrated in the photos below--the photos below are just fun photos for sassy inspiration). This sitting choice is not easy at first and takes a bit of steady practice, but regular usage makes it natural over time. Not only is hunching over not good for the body, but it takes away from your ability to be a stunner.
Now let's talk about your walk. Your walk ties right into your style along with personality and sitting. For walking, walk how you normally walk. That way you won't look awkward and uncomfortable or look like you need to pee or something. To bring out the best of your walk, walk with your head leveled (not necessarily high to the sky), stand up straight (it's good for you!!! <3), and smile!!! It doesn't have to be an open mouthed smile--just a cute little closed one will work just fine. (:
Accessorize!!! Unless you don't like accessories. If you want a simple touch, add small earrings to your set. If you don't have your ears pierced but still want the look, check out some clip-ons! They come in really cute designs. Are you really into jewelry? Go for a necklace, bracelet, and earring combo! They don't have to match either. If you're planning to wear a simple set, choose one accessory and keep it simple and dainty. If you're looking to spice up a simple set, go for bold jewelry. If you're wearing a loud look and don't want it too over the top, opt for simple jewelry. If you want a completely loud look, go for bold jewelry as well!
Although some may view this as a beauty product, I view nail polish as an accessory. Color coordinate it with your attire! Don't change the color too often though, and be sure to give your nails a break from time to time. (: My display to the right is a mini preview of some jewelry and nail polishes that I own.