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 A pair of hot heels can make a basic outfit nightclub-worthy, while the wrong shoes can make you look frumpy and outdated no matter how cute the rest of your outfit is.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!
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Lucille I love all the fashion tips you give us I need a lot of work in this area so I’ll have to pay attention to your tips I still don’t have a camera and I’m not ready anyway yet but when I get started I’ll be sure to get a camera and get some pics to you I’d love to see myself here progressing through my journey with you I’m a little scared but I think I’ll be fine at least I hope a little beginner jitters but I’ve been waiting a long time I think I’m ready for it in more ways than one
Very useful tips. I felt comfortable with this look.
Well this is my favorite, I love a short skirt. My best feature is my legs. So I am wondering it=f this is to much for a. I’m not telling my age, Lets say mature. It feels so good. I love the attention I get. I only do this when I’m going out at night to a club or a nicer restaurant.
I am a TG a CD to be more persist. I have been going out for about 5 years now. I love it but still need the work to blend. That is my goal, “to blend”.
Thank you for being here.
If you look at the great fashion icons in history you will see that they they define what they are wearing, not the other way around. And you will notice that they used little to no accessories. I see way too many women throwing on as much of a mess of colors, shiny fabrics and metal chains as possible, only to realize their fashion is that of an impermanent one and not a timeless classic.
Dear Lucille: Even in the summer in the San Francisco Bay Area, the fog and cool can extend well into the afternoon. Thus, adding some textured charcoal tights and a black corduroy blazer to my floral print dress helps keep me both warm and still getting compliments. If it warms up, I can just take off the jacket. LOVE, Jennifer
I am fem 99% of the time and love it. I hope to get a camera within the next two weeks so I can post some pictures here.
OH, and a shout out to MyTights for the best fitting tights, pantyhose, and hold-ups in a gazillion colors, patterns, shades and deniers! They really are wonderful to deal with and so helpful, both online and on the telephone.
Here’s a dress and scarf combination that I just love. In cooler weather, I wear brown leggings and calf-height 2-1/2″ heeled brown boots with it, and I have gotten many compliments on that outfit, from both men and women.
Incidentally, I do not wear breast forms because I find them hot and uncomfortable. But I do buy properly fitted bras. My favorites are Wacoal lacy underwire. They are not inexpensive, but I tell myself, as they say in the L’Oreal advertisements, “I’m worth it”.