Basic Style Rules Every Woman Needs to Live By
September 17, 2018

What are the basic style rules every woman needs to live by?

  1. Have a go-to look
  2. Wear bold outfits even if there’s no occasion (but make sure it’s still appropriate)
  3. Purchase important staple pieces
  4. Avoid religiously following trends
  5. Invest in swimwear
  6. Choose the best accessories


Fashion is an art, but it does have some rules. Breaking these rules (no matter how great they are) can be a recipe for disaster. In the Philippines, sandals paired with basic outfits are being worn by a lot of women and they still come out as a classic and sophisticated combination which proves that the Filipina has mastered the art of simplicity.

There’s nothing wrong with sporting a simple look. But there could be times when you want to venture out and try out some other things. When you do, remember some of these rules.

 Have a Go-To Look

Have a Go-To Look

Everyone has that special trademark—the one that leaves an imprint in people’s minds.

If you are lucky enough to find your own go-to style, then there’s nothing wrong with sticking to it. Many fashionistas would even encourage you to do this, although they would also say to leave some room for experimentation.

Having a go-to look will be your basis in stocking up on fashion staples in your closet. For those aspiring to be a style guru, this rule might work out for you especially if you can showcase originality. Who knows? You may end up the next big fashion influencer on The Gram!


Be Bold

Some girls tend to save their bold pieces when an occasion calls for it. But why wait for these rare moments when you can do it on a regular day?

Of course, we’re not saying you should wear your gown to the office (because that’s just not practical). But you can consider some of your special outfits to see whether you can wear them to work or to a client meeting. For instance, you have a cute party dress that you are dying to wear. Instead of leaving it hanging in your closet, you can take it out for your next dinner date.

 Purchase Important Staple Pieces

Purchase Important Staple Pieces

Staple pieces are great to have in your closet. As someone who aims to be fashion forward, you need to have a few pairs of jeans, at least one little black dress, and a pair (or two) of sexy heels.

Why, you ask? Well, they are important because you can literally wear them on almost any occasion. Going on an impromptu date with bae? Pair the jeans with a cute top. Client decides to call for a sudden meeting? Wear a black dress. Your friends invited you to go to the newest club? Strut those sexy heels!


Avoid Religiously Following Trends

An outfit is flattering because of a number of reasons.

First, you can use it to express your own interests and personality in the most creative way possible. Second, it suits your body shape and you are your most comfortable in it. Third and last, it has an unmatched style that suits you best.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should stop yourself from trying the hottest trends in fashion and make it your own! But do keep in mind that it is much better to customize your style according to the previously mentioned factors because, as they say, trends fade but style is forever!

Invest in Swimwear

Invest in Swimwear

No matter what you think of swimwear, it will do you good to have a few pieces in your closet because you will never know when your next adventure may be!

With the fun and beautiful designs that many swimwears come in, it would be a great idea to invest in them. Remember that every girl is sexy in swimwear! Small, tall, chubby, or thin—it doesn’t matter because swimwear does a great job in promoting body positivity among all body types.

Also, keep in mind that in the Philippines, sandals and swimwear are things that you mustn’t go without because of all the beautiful tropical sights we have in this country.


Choose the Best Accessories

One of the most fun parts when it comes to dressing up is accessorizing!

Accessories are the best way to make a statement and, fortunately, they come in many different styles and variations. Do not underestimate an accessory because it can literally complete your look. Remember a great fashion piece can make or break the visual impact of your outfits.


Key Takeaway

Remember these rules when shopping for your next great look. They should be able to assist you in finding a go-to look in case you haven’t found one yet without having to rely on trends that come and go. You could also easily fill up the empty spaces in your closet by filling it up with the right accessories, the cutest swimwear, and other staple pieces that you definitely must have while taking some out to wear on a not-so-regular occasion.

Have fun dressing up!