1. BOLD IS BEAUTIFUL
Big patterns and colours look more upmarket and sophisticated in comparison to little dinky patterns. If you can, go for deeply saturated prints to make sure it doesn't fade to quickly. Quick fading will immediately outdate you.
Graphic Floral Matching Separates, $86.00 from Pixie market
Thats it. No ifs or buts about it. You know that little belt that came with your dress or that flower broach? bin it. Built in's instantly outdate an outfit and just make you look old. Remove built in's and replace them with your own more modern accessories to keep you looking trendy.
Navy Blue Belt with Rose Gold toned keepers, $30 available at River Island
Keep it simple. You don't need anything fancy on your sleeves or droopy waterfall like collars. Those outdate your outfit (and if they do come into fashion, they only last so long). Try going for neutral colours too such as white, grey, cream etc because minimal and neutral are timeless.
Cozy Cropped Sweater in Heather Grey, on sale for $12.48 at Forever 21
When looking for a handbag, go for something that has a little more structure. Bags with a shape tend to look a little more snazzy, while slouchy (especially in faux leather) tends to come across as cheap and unsophisticated looking. To many buckles, clips and mixed textures is a big fat NO to. Just keep it simple.
Hillary Bag in Black, on sale for $29.95, at Sportsgirl
5. NOT TO SHINY
Jewelry shopping can be really hard because there is SOOOO much choice all the time! One simple rule... not to shiny. Overly shiny golds and silvers can come across as tacky and cheap. Go for something slightly dull to keep you looking classy and stylish.
ABRACADABRA cuff in silver, on sale for $59.00 at BigBangNYC