How To (Always) Look On Point

Is it even possible to always look on point? Probably not, the fashion life would be terribly boring if every outfit was a success. I mean, clichés are boring but true right? And you can’t really appreciate success if you haven’t felt defeat – riiiiight (keeping the clichés coming)? Anyways, here are some ideas on how to look on point, and do it more often than not!

How To Always Look On Point - See By Chloé Resort 2018

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Plan Your Outfit In Advance

This is key when going for an outfit on point. Doing things in advance gives you time to think about all the different possibilities concerning an outfit and how you can make the most out of it. I mean, compare the idea of having a few days ahead to figure out an outfit or to put together something stylish within 5 minutes a Monday morning? The difference is huge! I like to write down outfits when I have a lot of inspiration or take photos of them if I can. That way I have time to go back and rethink certain aspects of the outfit. And before the day of wearing the outfit arrives, perhaps I’ve realized that something else will work even better? Planning your outfit in advance is a great first step to always look on point. Here are some quick tips on how to do it:

Write It Down – As I wrote, I like to write it down. As I’m, more or less, fully aware of the clothes in my wardrobe I just write down some words like “stripes, high jeans, red lips, faux fur, elegant”. And then I know exactly in my mind which pair of jeans I think about or what striped top. I often add a word in the end that describes the vibe of the outfit. Perhaps cheesy but terrifically useful if you need to add an element or two to fit the vibe of the outfit you’ve imagined!

Take A Picture – You can also take a picture of the clothes you’ve put together. I mean, nothing like the power of visuals right? This is preferably done if you put together the outfit by matching the clothes and trying them on. Then you’ll easily see if the outfit works and you can take a picture of it to remember it. Writing down the clothes is way more easy though as you “only” have to imagine the clothes.

Pile It – If you have space and will wear the outfit soon, you can just fold the clothes (or something) and by doing so, already have them together. Like putting out the clothes you’re gonna wear the day before. It’s not realistic for everyone to have that much space the clothes can occupy, but if you do, this is obviously a brainy hack!

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Try your outfit in advance

If you have the time, the best way to avoid bad outfit days is to try the outfit in advance. Then you’ll exactly know if it works or not. What you have to add and what you can remove. This task is obviously quite time-consuming but perhaps the most effective one of them all. It’s basically running a test with the imagined outfit and see if it’ll work. Perhaps you realize you need different underwear or you’d like to add the blazer that needs to be washed? Trying an outfit will reveal what more the outfit needs which you’ll have time to fix as you will have tried the outfit days before. If you stand there an early Monday morning, you can’t do anything about it really. Again, this requires some effort and that you have the time to do it.

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Have some safe go-tos

This part is one of my top styling tips ever. Like ever. It’s of a (fashion) life changing perspective, that’s how good it is. Having some safe go-to outfits will always help you when nothing fits you or you don’t have anything to wear. A safe go-to outfit is basically an outfit that you always feel good in. A reliable go-to outfit is often rather basic or simple in its style. It can be a LBD with a blazer, a jumpsuit or a pair of jeans and a white tee. It can also be all three alternatives, as it comes back to the underlining of having several outfits to rely on. Not one but at least 3-5 outfits that always will have your back. This is great when your imagined outfit isn’t working and you’re running out of time, or you’re feeling out of tune with the fashion life and need something neutral and good.

If you don’t have some safe go-to outfits, fix this immediately and get yourself some backups. Don’t worry if you’re uncertain what these outfits will be for you, perhaps you already have some go-to looks? These are often the outfits you wear repeatedly. Perhaps you often wear high waisted jeans and a blue shirt? Well, that’s most likely a safe go-to outfit for you!

 

Folks! What are you best tips on how to always look on point?! Let’s chat in the comments! Xx

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24 Comments

  1. Great tips! You know, not too long ago I used to be one of those people who would plan an outfit out even two days in advance. Now I wait until the last minute and then I struggle with what to wear and get frustrated. These are helpful tips to definitely consider. xo

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

    • That sounds like a really good habit though, I need to start something like that. Always out in the last minute too these days! Xx

  2. Haha, love your point about not feeling success unless you’ve first felt defeat – cliché or not, it’s true!! Great advice to try your outfits in advance, my least favourite looks have always been though put together last-minute in a hurry. Have a wonderful weekend!!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Hahah it is right?! Ever so true when you’re comparing succesful and unsuccesful outfits haha. Xx

    • Oh it’s not me in the picture, it’s from the label See By Chloé’s resort collection. But yes, the jeans are so fierce! Xx

  3. These are all such wonderful ideas, girlie! I’ve tried wining it at the last minute and though the outfit was cute, I always prefer the ones I’ve put much more thought into in advance. I’m one who changes their mind quite often. So much so that I frustrate my own self, haha. So, it gives me time to combine different possibilities and see what I’d like to go with as opposed to limiting myself because of lack of time. Since I record most of my outfits on my blog, there have been times the outfits don’t look nearly as good as imagined in my head and it’s too late to do anything about it; has that happened to you?! Haha. Anyway, thanks for sharing these tips, girl, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

    • Hahah oh my, yes!! It happened the other day to me. I wore a denim on denim look with heavily flared jeans and matched it with my pink coat and a multicolored scarf (with a lot of pink in it). I did not however add heels but went for Chelsea boots, but I had to run so I wouldn’t be late. The outfit looked so heavy with the wide jeans, the long coat, the oversized scarf and no heels to balance all that. Sigh hahah, the struggle is real girl! Xx

  4. Sometimes I’ve tried spur of the moment looks and it works, then I’ve had to really plan as it’s gone horribly wrong lol! Planning and writing it down, then trying in advance is key!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Yes it is! The only annoying aspect is that it can be quite time consuming! Xx

  5. These are good tips! I don’t always have the energy each night after looking after two toddlers to try on and lay out my outfits like I used to, but I do try sit and plan out what I want to wear the next day, it makes things easier in the morning if I have an outfit set aside! 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  6. Youre absolutely right with this one, sometimes I manage to create my outfits the evening before and I’m always soo happy when I manage to do that as I can sleep 10mins longer in the morning 😉 lol
    Also, a Go-to-Look is always great – maybe even one for each season 😉

    xxx
    Tina

    https://styleappetite.com

    • A go-to look for each season sounds like a great plan, like, I have to get this done immediately! Xx

    • I often do that too, though I know my best outfits are the ones I’ve tried ahead! Xx

    • Same here honestly, need to get back on the fashion track! Xx

  7. Hi there!

    Such a great article with a good compilations of tips for every kind of person! I try to apply this advices as much as I could, but the thing that works best for me is making quick doodles in my notes on the phone when I’m on a queue or taking the metro!

    All the best! You always provide interesting content!

    • That’s a great way to embracing it, I do it too! Thank you so so much love, that warms my heart! Xx

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