How to Always Look Perfectly Put Together

By  March 29, 2011

Some girls have all luck. Not matter where they are or the time of day, somehow they always look fantastic. And it’s not about the outfit per se—often it’s the trimmings that make her look like a million bucks. Here, a few style rules to remember on quickly taking your look from laid-back to luxe. That way, you always look perfectly polished as well.

Rule #1: You Can’t Go Wrong With Nude Nails

Sooner or later your nail polish will chip, but when it’s nude it’s not as noticeable.

Editor’s Pick: Sephora by OPI Going Nude Eh? Nail Colour, $9.50 at Sephora.com.

Rule #2: Three Words—Lips and Lashes

Bambi lashes paired with a bright red pout is always appropriate, day or night.

Editor’s Picks: Sonia Kashuk Full Glam Eyelashes, $4.99 at Target.com L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rogue Lipstick in Ravishing Red, $9.99 at LorealParisUSA.com.

Rule #3: Go For the Gold

Dainty earrings worn with a bold watch; just enough glitz, but not over the top.

Editor’s Picks: Forever21 Textured Hoop Earrings, $3.80 at Forever21.comMichael Kors Golden Oversized Runway Watch, $250 at MichaelKors.com.

Rule #4: Give Good Face (And Hair)

Refresh your strands with a nourishing leave-in conditioner, and de-puff tired eyes with an intense eye cream.

Editor’s Picks: Oribe Foundation Mist, $22 at Oribe.com | Kate Somerville CytoCell Dark Eye Circle Corrective Eye Cream, $75 at KateSomerville.com.

Rule #5: Slim It Down

Backfat, muffin top, or paunchy tummy? No problem. Smooth it all out with a body shaper.

Editor’s Pick: Spanx Slimplicity Lingerie Strap Camisole, $46 at Spanx.com.

Rule #6: Always, Always, Always Accessorize

Never forget to toss on a scarf, keep your necessities in a chic tote, and step lively in a sexy pair of pumps.

Editor’s Picks: Burberry Mega Check Cashmere Scarf, $495 at Burberry.com; Mulberry Bayswater Leather Bag, $950 at Net-a-Porter.com; L.A.M.B. Cahoot Platform Pumps, $295 at PiperLime.com.