Stylist in demand, Karla Welch has worked with a long list of famous faces — you name them, she’s dressed them, from Justin Beiber to Tracee Ellis Ross. And, thanks to her app, Wishi, she brings all the style magic to everyone’s wardrobe.
Whilst you check out the app, Welch has shared her top tips for dressing whether it’s casual Friday’s or at the airport.
Get organized: When it comes to workwear, organization is key! Save time in the morning by planning your week of outfits ahead of time!
Rewearing your pieces is ok: An easy way of changing your look is by adding a layer or statement accessory! For example, add a camel blazer to your striped button-down and trouser look, and the next time you wear the look, replace pants with a skirt!
Build your essentials kit: Accidents at work do happen, so prepare with wrinkle release sprays, wipes, and laundry detergent pens to always look polished!
Your new BFF? Your tailor!: A small investment that makes a world of difference, is tailoring! Getting clothing to fit your body and not the other way around is the way to go! Having a professional adjust items to your unique measurements will be the addiction you never knew you needed!
Play with color combinations: Monochromatic and tonal dressing are such fun ways to elevate your vibe and add interest to a classic look. You can also go for an unexpected color combination like navy and black or brown and black for maximum impact!
How to look dashing and feel dashing all night long? These are some tips on how to feel put together for your evening out.
Make sure the dress fits: Your tailor AKA your best friend should be your go-to in case of any fitting emergency. Always remember you’re wearing the dress, the dress isn’t wearing you.
Color is another key component for an evening ensemble: I believe It’s important to make sure that whatever color you wear, it compliments your complexion. You don’t want to wear anything that’s going to wash you out, but something that will rather highlight you.
Dress sexy without looking cheap: Your attire represents you, your personality, and how you carry yourself. Dress to impress and dress like It’s your party.
Always come prepared: Whether it’s gum, dry shampoo, or a tampon, never forget your necessities ladies.
Feel good: Make sure you feel good in whatever you’re wearing because it will always show in your mood and carry you through the night.
Get creative: For casual Fridays, it’s okay to get a little creative! As long as you still look office appropriate. Everyone’s office environment is different so get a feel for the vibes before you take any risks. A pair of long shorts, a matching oversized blazer, and a simple white tank is a unique and modern way to do Casual Fridays while staying professional!
“Casual” doesn’t always mean jeans: You can create an equally comfortable and lax look through unstructured fabrics and silhouettes like linens and knits.
Neutrals: Take a spin on neutrals with patterns and prints that are bold, but not loud.
Footwear: Loafers are an office staple no matter what business you’re in. Dress them down a bit with white crew socks. And we all know that those no-show socks are good for nothing… so this is the perfect alternative.
Accessories: Wearing a lot of jewelry all day can get fussy. Layer a couple of simple chain necklaces, a matching ring, and go for a statement earring. Try a pair of mismatched earrings for a contemporary touch!
Small bags: A small tote is a Friday must-have. The Balenciaga Mini Neo Leather Satchel is the perfect size to bring your snacks in but wear to happy hour straight from work. Get a bag in a muted color like blue grey; this can act as a neutral just as much as beige or black would.
Day to Night
Packing light doesn’t mean you can’t have it all: Having some basic pieces you can dress up or down based on the occasion is essential for maximizing your suitcase.
Keep it simple: Keep accessories simple during the day. Let your hat and sunglasses do all the talking. At night your classic hoops are an elegant way to revamp for dinner.
Accent colors: Color can be intimidating to play with, so a great way to incorporate it in your next look is with a statement bag and shoe. Only some minor adjustments are needed to take your bodycon dress from sunup to sundown. Switch out your nude slides for a heeled sandal with a pop of color.
Thin layers: Layering doesn’t have to be saved for colder seasons, adding a silk duster over your look can help transition a simple dress from day to night while also giving your outfit more depth.
Accessories and SPF: Fun in the sun doesn’t have to ruin your skin! No summer day would be complete without sunglasses and a hat. Lather up with your highest SPF during the day and get the glow you want at night using your favorite self-tanning wipes. When playing with color don’t overpower with jewelry. Let the color speak for itself.
Style and comfort: Traveling in comfort doesn’t necessarily mean compromising styles. Wide-leg cargo pants, oversized bomber jacket, and shearling slip-on shoes can all add trendiness to the athleisure airport look.
Black and white: Keep it monochromatic so the entire outfit looks cohesive and put together.
Layer up: Layering is key when traveling. Both the cardigan and bomber jacket are easy to put on and off (at security). You can layer the cardigan over the tank or tie it around your shoulders.
Footwear: The shearling slip-on shoes will allow you to remove them easily at security and swap them out for comfy & warm socks on the plane.
Accessorize smartly: While simple yet edgy gold jewelry pieces make the outfit more polished, adding a watch can elevate the look and double ensure that you don’t miss your flight. A cool baseball cap and sunglasses will give the outfit that model-off-duty edginess.
Cargo pants are an essential: The cargo pants are not only chic but practical. Since it has so many pockets, when you need to put away or reach for essentials like your boarding pass, cell phone, or AirPods, quickly.
In-flight must-haves: Eye mask for a good rest on the plane and moisturizing mist for your skin to stay hydrated during and after the flight.
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