Clothes are a big part of expressing yourself as a woman, but it’s something a lot of people struggle with.
Do you ever wonder how to put together stylish, feminine outfits?
While I’m a firm believer that there are no rules in fashion, it helps to have some general guidelines… especially if you’re new to putting together transgender or crossdressing outfits.
In this post, I’ve outlined a simple 5-step formula for putting together the perfect outfit.
1. Start with a basic piece
The foundation for your outfit should be a basic piece in a neutral color. Examples of basic pieces include: a classic a-line skirt, solid black pants, or a jacket in a neutral color.
2. Add an interest piece
The next step is to add an interest piece that will make your outfit POP. This should be something with color, pattern, texture, or shine.
Yes, you can pair basic pieces and neutral colors together, but that’s boring! You’ll look so much younger, prettier, and more feminine if you incorporate something fun or colorful into your outfit.
Examples of interest pieces include: a lace top, a brightly colored dress, or a floral skirt.
3. Choose your shoes
Shoes make or break your outfit, so choose wisely. A pair of hot heels can make a basic outfit nightclub-worthy, while the wrong shoes can make you look frumpy and outdated no matter how cute the rest of your outfit is.
Here are 2 rules for choosing shoes:
- Consider the occasion. Formal events call for heels and shiny, sparkly styles. Casual events call for flats and casual styles.
- Consider the color. Neutral colors like brown or black always work, but don’t be afraid to play with color. A pair of beautiful shoes in an unexpected color can raise you to the fashionista level.
One tip: If you’re wearing a bright color, don’t match your shoes exactly to your outfit. It tends to look clownish. Instead, try a related accent color for an edgier look.
4. Add accessories
The next step is to add accessories, including jewelry, scarves, belts, hosiery, sunglasses, etc. Have some fun with this!
TIP: Be sure to choose accessories that are in scale with your overall proportions. If you have a larger frame, go for bigger earrings, necklaces, sunglasses, etc. that aren’t overpowered by your larger features.
5. Finish with a handbag
The final step is to finish your outfit with a handbag. There are 2 things to consider:
- Consider the occasion. If it’s a formal event, go for a clutch or a structured handbag. If it’s a casual event, go for a slouchy bag in a casual fabric like leather, suede, or canvas. (The more structured the handbag, the dressier it looks.)
- Consider the color. Neutral colors will give you the most mileage, but brightly colored handbags can look unique and fashionable. If you decide to go for color, don’t worry about matching your bag to your shoes – that old rule doesn’t apply anymore.
Let’s see YOUR outfit!
And there you have it… A perfect outfit in 5 easy steps!
Now I’d love to see YOUR best outfit looks, so share a photo in the comments below!