In any situation, my goal is to always look chic and feel comfortable. I love outfits that don’t look overly done, but still feel put together. This can often be hard to do, which is why it’s so important to build a wardrobe of great pieces. Whenever I’m asked about how to achieve effortless style, my first tip is knowing where to shop.
I always recommend Nordstrom because their women’s selection has the best mix of the latest trends and high-quality basics. Between a classic designer handbag and a stylish blouse that’s budget-friendly, I can literally find everything I need. Today, I’m excited to be partnering with Nordstrom to share some of my rules on effortless style.
Stick to classic cuts and fits
The fit of your clothes really does matter. Whether you choose form-fitting pieces or oversized pieces, it’s important to make sure that you are maintaining balance everywhere else. Playing with shapes and volume in a subtle way is what sets a well-thought-out look apart from something that was thrown together on a whim.
I’m a fan of mixing oversized and boxy tops with skinny jeans or balancing a flowy blouse with a mini skirt. Most times, I stick to classic silhouettes that I know will look good – such as a collared shirt and high-waisted pants. The Nanushka top I’m wearing today is a fun take on the basic button down shirt. I love the buttery soft faux leather and beautiful color that looks great against dark denim. Well-fitted jeans are also a key component of effortless style. Nordstrom carries the best denim brands like Mother and L’Agence with endless options that translate into chic, everyday outfits.
Wear lots of neutral tones
If there is one secret to effortless style, it’s donning neutral tones. When you’re wearing high-quality, neutral pieces, you can always feel confident that you look elegant and sophisticated – even if you’re wearing jeans! The fresh look of neutrals allow your outfit to exist in the perfect space between being understated and grabbing people’s attention. They also create the perfect base for days when you want to add a bold pop of color or a fun print.
Don’t over accessorize
My last rule to achieving an effortless look is to keep your accessories minimal and practical. Less is really more. This is exactly why I’m usually wearing pumps (obsessed with these Manolo’s), structured handbags, and barely there jewelry. Going overboard with accessories also make an outfit harder to plan, defeating the notion of effortless style.
Looking effortlessly chic is all about balancing style and function. If you’re still building a solid yet stylish wardrobe today, be sure to check out Nordstrom for the best mix of spring trends and classic staples!
Special thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.
PUMPS: MANOLO BLAHNIK (SIMILAR)