5 Ways to Look Pulled Together | See Girl Work

5 Ways to Look Pulled Together

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Red lipstick, statement earrings, heels, blazers and white shirts—these are my wardrobe and beauty essentials when it comes to looking pulled together.

When I was in my twenties, I was definitely a fashion girl. I kept up with all the trends and fashion news, I knew all the luxury designer brands and who was the creative director at which fashion house.

I even understood the difference between high street and luxury. But as I grew older and got busier, I let that stuff slide to the side. I can totally understand why Steve Jobs had a signature look of black turtles and why most successful people opt for a pretty minimalist uniform.

In fact when I first started this blog, I really didn’t think much about having to look chic or sophisticated. I was focused on content and creating a great reader experience.

But as I started attending various networking events and meetings, I realized that looking pulled together made a big impact on how people perceived me.

I also realized that I was no longer only representing myself but I was representing my blog and how it was being perceived.

Nevertheless, I still don’t want to be too fussy when I get dressed. Primary, I want to be comfortable and looked polished.

I’ve been working on my personal style and a few key pieces that I can rely on to quickly and easily looked pulled together.

Red Lipstick

Red lipstick is definitely my beauty signature. Thank goodness it is because according to Allure Magazine the secret to winning at life, er, work is red lipstick.

The same article reported that In 2011, The New York Times looked into a study conducted by Procter & Gamble and Harvard University that found that women who wear bold makeup are perceived as more likeable and competent in the workplace.

My favourite red lip colours are Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Flame Red and cult classic MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in the shade Ruby Woo.

There are times when you want to give a powerful I’m in charge here’ kind of impression and a bold, velvety smooth red lip colour will get your there.

Statement Earrings

Statement earrings are one of the easiest ways to change your outfit and to add dimension without a lot of effort. 

Whether you’re wearing an plain white T-shirt and or a sweater, statement earrings just work! If there’s one accessory to grab this season, it’s an extra-large pair of earrings.

Heels

To some, heels can be seen as a nasty habit. But most women can’t deny that when we wear heels, we stand taller, walk with more confidence, our hips do a little sway and we feel in control. Wearing heels definitely make me look more pulled together.

Heels add height, they draw attention, they make us look thinner and svelte, wearing heels also elongate the legs and elevate our butts. They transform our posture and make us feel more confident.

Blazers

Blazers are an exceptionally grown-up item to have and go with just about everything else in your closet.

A few years ago, I invested in so many different cuts and shapes of blazers that now my closet is full of them. They are my go-to for looking pulled together.

Whether you pair a boyfriend blazerwith ripped jeans, go for a more chic corporate work look or wear your favourite long blazer with leather leggins, blazers are so super easy to wear. They fit just about everyone body type and shape, and work well in all four seasons.

A White Shirt

No wardrobe is complete without a classic white shirt. Versatile, timeless and eternally en vogue, it’s a garment that can be worn from the supermarket to the boardroom.

But not all white shirts are created equal. When considering a white shirt as part of your signature collection, pay attention to details including quality of fabric, cut and tailoring.

These little details will make the difference in ensuring your look is polishing and pulled together. When done right, a crisp, stylish white shirt can be the difference between sloppy and sophisticated.

Now It’s Your Turn

When you have so much on your plate—work, blogging, events, family and social life— putting a lot of emphasis on fashion might not fit in with your hectic lifestyle.

You just want to wake up, get dressed, get some coffee in your system and get on with it. But we can’t deny the importance of wardrobe in making a statement—whether you’re going for one or not.

Red lipstick, statement earrings, heels, blazers and white shirts—these are my wardrobe and beauty essentials when it comes to looking pulled together.

Would love to know how you keep it simple and chic for your daily signature look.

 

Photo by Pete Bellis on Unsplash

Alethea Robinson

Founder & Blogger-in-Chief, See Girl Work

Alethea Robinson is a freelance marketing & content writer who provides content strategy, blogging, and writing & editing services for creative agencies and small to medium-sized businesses. In addition to her freelance business, Alethea is also founder and blogger-in-chief at See Girl Work, an online community for creative, entrepreneurial-minded women. Before starting her blog and freelance business, Alethea worked in marketing and communications for over 15 years.

  • Lipstick and mascara for makeup, cute and comfy pants, great flats and an easy going shirt for me.

  • Farah Jaffrey

    Really like this combo. I feel like blazers can go well with any outfit.

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