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How to Improve Your Personal Style

An individual’s personal style is something that can set them apart and make them stand out in a room full of people. Even if you aren’t that into fashion, you can still develop a style that people can identify you by. Perhaps you’re wondering how you can improve your style and make it more interesting, or you’re at a point in your life that you’re hungry for change. Whatever the case, you can improve your style at any time you want to, just be open to trying something new. Here are practical ways that you can improve your personal style nevertheless.

Know What Look You’re Going For

Before you can actually improve your personal style, you need to know what exactly you’re looking to change it to. Identify what your personal style is presently and what about it is you want to improve. It could be that you wear too much black and feel like your style is too gothic and want to introduce new and vibrant colors to your wardrobe. Knowing where you want to go will give you an idea of how to g…

How to Dress for a Black Tie Holiday Event


During the winter months, you may be invited to any number of black tie events including an evening wedding, a fundraising gala, or formal party. For these events, the attire can often be "black tie". For women that means you should wear a floor-length gown. For an evening black tie event during the fall and winter months, stick with dark or rich colors and heavier fabrics; think lace, beaded, velvet, or satin as opposed to a light chiffon. Pictured Above: ASOS RED CARPET Premium Super Plunge Twist Front Maxi Dress

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For the holidays, some sparkle is always a good idea. In fact, some formal holiday events may call for "festive black tie" on the invite. Go for either a gown with some sparkle or a rich holiday color like emerald or red. A "festive black tie" event that is work-related calls for a more modest gown - no high slits, and nothing  strapless or with spaghetti straps. A gown with a modest neckline, like the two pictured above, is something you could wear to both a wedding or a more corporate setting. A more simple, solid-colored dress like the Eliza J Women's Beaded Cap Sleeve Gown pictured above is also a great versatile gown. You could dress it down for the ballet with minimal jewelry and more natural makeup, or dress it up with formal heels, an up-do with bold makeup, and a jeweled statement necklace.

Pictured Above: Eliza J Women's Beaded Cap Sleeve Gown, $83.67  //  Adrianna Papell Women's Short-Sleeve Sequin Gown, $280

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Don't worry about being over-dressed for a black tie event. It's the perfect opportunity to wear a beautiful gown with some added drama like beading, a bold print, a full skirt, or an interesting neckline.

Pictured Above: HALSTON HERITAGE Women's Charmeuse V-neck Evening Gown with Flowy Skirt  //  Adrianna Papell Women's Cap Sleeve V Neck Fully Beaded Gown  //  BCBGMAXAZRIA Women's Rose Strapless Tiered Evening Gown  //  Crystal Dresses Sheath/column Scoop Taffeta and Lace Mother of the Bride Dress

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