How to Cultivate Style Without Looking Like You’ve Tried Too Hard

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Have you stood in front of the mirror and wondered if your outfit looks totally stylish or just looks like you’re trying too hard? I have! But also from personal experience, I can tell you that it’s easier than you think to avoid this. Keep reading for a few of my tips on how to look super stylish without trying too hard!

1. Add a Pair of Dramatic Earrings

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Got a simple outfit going on? Sounds like it needs to be taken to the next level to me! Try opting for a pair over dramatic, dangly or even asymmetrical earrings with a fairly casual, laidback and simple outfit.

2. Stick with Your Signature Look

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Are you really into sequins, floral, embellishments or any sort when it comes to fashion? Or do you love to wear cat eye sunglasses, fit and flare dresses or maybe even smart looking blazers? These are all things that you can refer to as your ‘signature look’ and as we know, you can never try to hard when you’re sticking with your own signature style!

3. Don’t Over-Accessorise

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Knowing when you’re wearing enough accessories is a key way to looking super stylish without trying too hard! If you keep layering them on, it can easily take the stylish look away from outfit as there becomes so much going on it’s hard to know where to look! Less is definitely more here.

4. Find a Fashion Inspiration

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Which celeb style do you just adore? Is there anyone who you often see pictures of and instantly think ‘I must have that piece’? If not, now’s the time to find one! Look at celeb style and narrow it down to those who you particularly like and who has a similar style to your own. There are lots of celebs who hardly ever try too hard with their style, so there’s plenty out there you can use as inspiration!

5. Add a Pair of Black Heels

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Unlike many shoes out there, black heels are one kind that are super versatile and can be worn with pretty much outfit you own. They’re one of the easiest ways to looking super stylish, for sure! If you go down this route you’ll never have to worry about looking like you’re trying too hard!

6. Choose Two or Three Colours

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Trying to incorporate heaps and heaps of different colours into your outfit is a sure way to looking like you’ve tried too hard. So with that said, it’s great to choose two or even three colours per outfit as this will ensure you don’t end up taking it too far! For example, black, white and red (black pants, red blazer and a white handbag) are three great colours that work really well together in an outfit.

7. Know when Enough is Enough

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As tempting as it might be to add something extra to your outfit, it’s important to know when enough is enough and to just go with what you’ve got! If you start over-thinking it, you’ll probably end up adding lots of unnecessary things to your outfit and it will appear super convoluted and busy. Instead, recognise when you’ve got a really good thing going and leave it at that!

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