Advice In Style: How to Dress Like You Have Your Sh** Together

There are times when I’m out and about and someone will say something to me or I catch another girl checking out my outfit and it dawns on me.  She thinks I have my sh** together.  Woah.  That’s crazy.  Because…uhhhh I’m not one of “those girls” who’s got it all down.  Hold up a minute…do “those girls” actually even exist, IRL??  So here’s the deal.  I figure, if I can fool ’em all, SO CAN YOU!  Let me give you some food for thought.  When you see a girl on instagram who makes you feel badly about themselves, this is what you need to think to yourself.    She has four square feet of her house clean and she put on a hat.  YOU CAN DO THAT!!!!  Social media is NOT real life, people, and heck, what people see when you’re out and about is not always real life either!!  I don’t lounge around my house in fringe boots and vintage caftans (although I’d like too!).  I mostly wear super gross food covered clothes because I have toddlers who like to smear chocolate on EVERYTHING without giving it a second thought.  With that being said, it’s super nice to fool some of the people some of the time, right?

Here’s some simple tips to fool the masses.  Girls will give you the once over, maybe a twice or third time over, and even if you spent all morning being the most unglamorous human on the planet, you’ll feel like an “it girl”!

Okay.  This is a simple outfit, right?  Here’s the pieces that really make this work without a lot of effort on your part.

Tall Boots.  Something about boots screams “I PUT EFFORT INTO MY OUTFIT!”…and, um, it took me under 30 seconds to put these on my feet.  If you’re not into shorts, pair them with a cute skirt or a pair of skinny jeans tucked into them.
White or Black Shirt.  This one is vintage, which, a distressed tee always ups the “cool” factor, but either way, a simple white or black tee is perfect and ALWAYS a piece that looks put together.  Not into vintage?  Raid the men’s undershirt section at Target or get a simple black tee in the women’s section.
Statement Necklace.  Again, putting on a large piece of jewelry signals a bold style and screams out that you REALLY tried.  Uh, HOW long does it take to put on a necklace?  I rest my case.  Worth the 15 seconds.
A Hat.  You guys, there is something about hats that make women instantly think you’re cool.  It certainly makes me think the girls who wear them are cool!  There are some girls who wear a lot of hats on instagram, and I just think they’re the coolest girls ever.  Why?  They plopped a wide brimmed hat on.  #easy
Lipstick.  I’m not all that comfortable in bold lip colors.  But I’m working on that because something about fall makes me want to rock some color on my lips.  My suggestion for this, is to get a nice big lip crayon because it’s a one-and-done kind of application.  There’s not a zillion steps required and touch ups are easy.  I get more compliments when I wear lipstick, no matter what I’m wearing on the rest of my body…heck I could go out in pajamas and red lips and I’d probably get people thinking I “tried”.

Go forth, and be a COOL GIRL.  You already ARE one, but if you’re like me and you don’t FEEL like one, this is guaranteed to do the trick!
Katy

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