Comfortably Fashionable: Looking And Feeling Great

Do you have that one dress in your closet that you just love to wear – not only because it’s adorable, but because you feel great wearing it? Finding something comfortable doesn’t just mean throwing on some sweats or that favorite t-shirt.

With a little planning, it’s easy to put together an outfit that you’ll not only love to wear, but one that you’ll look great in. We’ve put together a few helpful tips to get your started.

Start With What You Love To Wear

When you’re trying to decide what to put on, it’s best to start with something you already love to wear. This can be your favorite pair of jeans or maybe that shirt that you look at every morning when you glance in your closet. Confidence is a large part of fashion, so finding something you love the feeling of will make it easier to build an outfit that others will notice. Sure, you might want to pass over that hoodie, but even a t-shirt can be fashionable with the right outfit to back it up.

Take Care Of Your Feet

The key to any successful outfit is fashionable footwear. Narrow-toed heels or fashionable pumps might look great, but the pressure they put on your feet will leave you looking for any opportunity to take them off. Instead of calling it a night early so you can slip out of your heels, start building your outfit with a pair of comfortable shoes. I know what you’re thinking, that those are the type of shoes that you’re grandmother wears, but you’d be surprised just how fashionable orthotic shoes can be.

What type of shoes you decide to wear will help you pick out the rest of your outfit, so don’t worry if it takes you awhile.

Leggings Should Be A Staple Of Any Wardrobe

Originally designed for warmth, these comfortable pants are also highly fashionable and work anywhere from your yoga class to a casual dinner party. The expandable nature of the fabric not only flatters your form, but it also allows you to move freely. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, the possibilities are endless. From a floral top during the summer to an oversized sweater in the winter months, leggings will work for a surprising number of outfits.

Oversized Sweaters Look Great This Winter

Big comfy sweaters pair well with a pair of leggings and your favorite boots. In the winter months, the frigid temperatures can make the warm wool, cashmere or cotton even more inviting. Instead of reaching for that hoodie, grab a pullover knit sweater or cashmere mock turtleneck to keep the cold at bay.

Dresses Don’t Have To Be Formal

While you might want to save that little black dress for a special event, a dress is a great way to flatter your form no matter the season. During the summer, a sundress will help to keep you cool while giving you plenty of room to move, making them a flattering and fashionable go-to. For the winter months, the folds in long dress will help keep your legs warm. For informal settings, look for warmer colors and accessorize with long cardigans, leggings or thick wool knee high socks and boots.

Accessorize With A Scarf

Scarves are for more than keeping you warm, and finding one that compliments the rest of your outfit can help to take it to the next level. These come in many different shapes, sizes, and fabrics. The fabric of your scarf will determine the texture and weather-appropriateness. Alpaca, wool, and cashmere scarves are your warmer options for the winter months, while linen and cotton scarves are lightweight and breathable for the summertime.

Have Fun

Don’t be afraid to get a little creative when putting together your outfit. Some of the best looks come from trial and error as you get better at finding what clothing works best together. What works best for you might not be what works best for your friends, so it’s a good idea to take a risk on a look every once and awhile. You might just surprise yourself.

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