Not everyone likes provocative clothing that shows skin. If you’re one of these people, the latest fashion trends may not appear as modest as you prefer. On the other hand, some people feel like the typical conservative women’s clothing confines and antiquates them.
“Classy, not trashy” is the way to go when you want respect in a professional environment, but a conservative look doesn’t always have to be boring and bland. In fact, with a few minor adjustments, you can create a modest-yet-fun wardrobe without compromising your values. So whether you’re dressing for the office or a night on the town, you can mix sexy and conservative and spice up any classic outfit by following these 4 tips.
1. Go bold!
You don’t have to completely revamp your closet to go bold. Just find a fun print or a bold color that compliments you well. Power colors like royal blue and deep purple automatically add a layer of confidence without exposing skin. Remember that fashion is all about finding outfits that accentuate your best features.
If you’re not sure where to begin with bold fashion, start with a patterned shirt or exciting belt. Or, if you want to spice things up, throw in a pair of bold heels or a printed maxi dress. Just remember that less is more. For more ideas on mixing and matching bold patterns, contact filly flair.
2. Throw on some flirty footwear.
Finding a pair of flirty or powerful shoes can also spice up any outfit. High heels typically work as a go-to, but not everyone can pull of heels at work or play. Remember that any shoe can enhance your outfit. You can pick up some pointy-toe or ballet flats or even find a pair of sandals that show off your latest pedicure.
As far as color, reds pair well with navy blues, neutrals, whites, blacks, and even oranges and pinks, but beware of bright reds. Power blues work well with skinny jeans, and other bold colors always pair well with black. If adding flirty footwear, just remember to keep the focus on your feet and complete the look with a neutral top.
3. Don’t forget to accessorize!
Keep it simple when accessorizing a conservative outfit. No matter how spicy you want to look, wild and frivolous won’t pair with classy and sophisticated.
Simple, small silver or gold hoops are a must for every jewelry box. Pearls and diamonds are always in style, too. That doesn’t mean they have to be plain and tawdry, though.
You can also spice things up with your necklace as well. Choose a long pendant with layers or a beautiful set of pearls. Diamonds and simple gold necklaces also work well. Just avoid chokers unless you know your outfit can pull it off.
4. Say “yes” to the scarf!
You might turn your nose up at this accessory, But when worn properly, scarves quickly spice up any look because they add colors, prints, and textures to your outfit.
When it comes to seasonal items, remember that light silks and cottons are the favorites for spring and summer while heavier wool scarves make great additions during the fall and winter. What’s more, if you want to try mixing bold patterns like florals or paisleys into your wardrobe, you can play around with scarves first.
When you are ready to try to add a scarf to spice up your conservative look, you can find lots of ideas online.
There’s no rule that you can’t look good and still cover up your body respectfully. Conservative fashion can still be sexy and fun while staying well in the realm of classy and professional. Be true to your personality, and if you want to be feminine and conservative with a little flair, spice your look up with one or more of these four tips.
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