When it comes to style it easy to stick with what you know but playing it safe can often leave you stuck in a rut.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to throw out your entire wardrobe and head to Selfridges with your credit card, but you can make small, subtle changes that will have a massive impact not only on how your look but also how you feel.
Don’t think schoolgirl hairstyle but stylish sophistication favoured by celebrities including Suki Waterhouse, Claudia Winkleman and Joanna Lumley. Full, short, block or side-swept fringes are totally on trend for 2015 and are a sure fire way to update your look at any age.
Move out of your comfort zone just a little and you will be amazed at what you might find. Each season sees new colours and shapes in the shops so even if you add an orange tee with your jeans or opt for a pair of bright Converse with a floral dress, it will lift you look and your sprits.
Put Your Best Flat Forward
Whilst heels have their place, let’s face it they aren’t that great for the school run, supermarket shop or coffee with the girls. Loafers, ballet pumps and even trainers have a place in every wardrobe and can add a twist to any classic look.
Mix and Match
Perfection is over-rated so you don’t have to play it safe to look great. Mix designer pieces with High Street bargains and vintage finds and you will create a look that is totally unique to you and that ladies, is style.
If you have always gone for a suit and heels for work why not try a floaty floral dress with a biker jacket and pumps? Ditch the formal blazer and raid the racks for soft tailoring and accessorize with scarves and costume jewellery so you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.
Well-groomed eyebrows are a style secret weapon for all women of all ages. If you want perfect eyebrows, you have a few options: you can have them waxed or threaded professional, or you can create the perfect shape yourself. Work out which shape best suits your face and decide how thick or thin you want them. Then use tweezers and an eyebrow pencil to get the perfect finish that will make you look fantastic.
Skinny jeans have become a wardrobe staple and one that is worn with everything but you can loosen up now and again. Why not swap your skinnies for a wider cut that offers a modern, comfortable silhouette? You can also add a little indigo into your denim collection for a smarter look that will take you from the office to the bar with a change of accessories and slick of thick, black mascara.
Go with a Hat
Whether it’s a flat cap, fedora, or floppy boho style, a hat is a really easy way to make more of a statement with your style.
Sophisticated make up always gets you noticed for the right reasons. A sweep of black eyeliner, thick lashes and red lips all shout confidence. You don’t have to wear all three together NOW but be brave, try them one by one and your never know, you might like them.