HOW EFFORTLESS IS EFFORTLESS STYLE?
We often hear people talking about effortless style and fashion but the question is 'how effortless should you be if you still want to be at your stylish best'? Well, the answer would differ for everyone but I think you have to be somewhere in between. You cannot just walk out of the house without putting any thought in your outfit but at the same not go crazy over it or obsess about it. Keeping it a notch down is always a good option. I see a lot of women overdoing the whole style thing by wearing too many striking pieces in an outfit, or over-accessorizing or going too heavy with the makeup. Unless you're Lady Gaga or are planning to attend the Oscars or the Vanity Fair party, there is no reason to be the 'over-do queen'.
Don't go all crazy over planning an outfit, just KISS (Keep it simple and stylish). One of the biggest fashion faux-pas, according to me, is when people overdo an outfit. That's the point when your style loses its meaning. It's best to avoid such a situation and my favorite fashion rule is to let one striking piece speak at a time. If your dress is striking enough, then let it be the center of attention. If you've got one of those eye-catchy bags, keep the outfit simple and yes another important thing - wear good shoes, ALWAYS! And I don't mean striking or fabulously stylish shoes, just good shoes.
So like I've said before, have fun with your outfits, put some effort into describing and maintaining your style, do not obsess over it and there it is - your secret sauce to effortless style. Let me know if you agree or disagree in the comments below.