Growing up can come with its fair share of changes with our lifestyle, dressing sense and beauty routine getting tailored to match the evolving times! But growing up doesn't necessarily mean growing out of your personal style! Taking your first steps into adulthood can be scary, but fortunately, it is super easy to change from a pair of rundown sneakers to ladylike heels!
Out of the college and into the world, you are slowly morphing into the independent boss lady you idolised as a kid. A few tweaks in the way you dress is all you need to make it through this transition in life. From shifting to a more neutral colour palette of clothing to opting for the right silhouette for your body type, these simple style tips will be your guide to dressing more grown up!
Trusting the French on this one, neutral palettes are quintessentially the more grown-up route to take for work and pleasure! Additionally, one of AW 2017’s biggest trends, dressing in one colour from head-to-toe will render the look a mature and sophisticated feel.
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One way to instantly age-up your wardrobe is to stock up with a few pair of statement pantsuits! Maybe give your evening cocktail gown a skip for the next work event and opt for the pantsuit with a bralette or tailored separates with an interesting undershirt. A power dressing staple in the eyes of Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren, you cannot go wrong with this one!
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One rule to swear by when you are going for more sensible and mature look would be the ‘less is more’ philosophy. Skim down on the stacking of too many pieces, stick to statement pieces and switch to alternate options of accessorising (hint: replace your chunky necklace with a sleek silk scarf this winter).
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Your ratty Converse sneakers are comfy and trendy but they won't do the job in the adult world. Pointy-toed shoes, smart loafers, strappy heels and leather boots should become your go-to styles for such occasions.
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Solid button-down shirts, paper bag-waist trousers, drapey blouses, and sleek pencil skirts are just some of the essentials that will help achieve the tailored look. But as you build your collection with these essentials, don’t forget to pick up pieces that add character your look. Statement pieces like John Lennon sunglasses and stacked charm bracelets make the journey into adulthood, more fun.
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When it comes to dresses, opt for structured silhouettes that drape your curves in a modest yet stylish way. A-line and shift dresses are an investment you need to make, they offer you the balance of chic and class in your workwear or everyday garb.
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