The first piece I suggest is a pair of heels that make a statement and are 5 inches. I know some of you are thinking that 5 inches is too high for stability or that you are just too tall for heels. However, a tall heel will boost your confidence in many ways and it helps you maintain good balance and posture. This is why I highly suggest getting a pair. For those of you who never wear heels, you may want to start off with a kitten heel and gradually work you way up to a 5". Just be sure that it makes a statement, like these Alaïa heels.
Another great piece to maintain in your wardrobe is a maxi dress (especially for the summer). I discuss all the time how some designers create maxi dresses for short people so you don't have to be tall to wear them. You should always have one because they are comfortable to wear and they are easy to put on.
They also make a statement about your style because most of them are flowy, which grabs people's attention. A maxi dress is easy to transition into the fall because you can add a denim jacket and an over the knee boot (if it's a high-low maxi dress), which will create a whole new look. I am loving this Anna & Boy maxi dress that I've added to my Lyst.
Having a bold lip color is also essential. A bold lip color can sometimes be all you need to liven' up a dull look. It is also great for color blocking and you'll constantly get compliments on it. Be sure to get a color that goes well with your skin complexion and defines your inner beauty. Your exterior beauty should reflect your inner beauty, as it completes your look. It is also important that you play the rest of your makeup down if you're going to wear a bold lip color. The last thing you want to do is look like a clown. Your makeup should enhance your features, not hide them. I am loving the bold colors from The Lip Bar. They are also made with natural ingredients so it's better for your skin than other brands.
Although clutches can be annoying to wear, they are important to your wardrobe because they change the appearance of your look to be more elegant and delicate. Just imagine how ridiculous you would look if you wore your everyday bag to an after 5 event. A clutch is usually small so it also maintains the focus of a look on your dress or whatever you want to emphasize. However, if your dress is simple, you may want to wear a statement clutch to add a little flair. This DVF clutch is a great piece to spice up your looks.
Having statement jewelry is another essential thing to have in your wardrobe. Of course you need the basic gold and silver pieces for your everyday looks but that gets boring after a while. You should at least start off with a statement earring. You don't always need a necklace, bracelet or ring to play up your look but I don't know many people who leave the house without wearing earrings. I am loving these KL Tamra Earrings I just got in my boutique. They are the perfect colors and will look great with an up-do.
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