Often when you think of glam, images of the old Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly come to mind. Undoubtedly, their mark on the fashion world is unrivaled, but their sophisticated fashion sense can feel unattainable to the rest of us.
We’ve all been there, looking in the mirror wondering what’s missing from our outfit. The women who came before us seemingly had effortless elegance figured out. So what was their secret?
The good news is that it takes no time at all to achieve the look of Hollywood’s greatest stars. In this post, we’re going to tell you exactly how to find your signature accessories, makeup, and style for an instantly stylish edge.
How To Feel Glamorous With No Effort At All
Let’s start by redefining “Glam.” You don’t have to be overdressed in high heels and a ballgown with a full face of makeup to look like a million bucks.
Mindset is key because the first step to look good in anything is confidence. Then, focus on wearing pieces that make you feel confident as well.
Whether your personal sense of style dictates you to wear loud colors and sequins or neutrals with a bit of bling, you can follow these steps for an on-the-spot glow-up.
Everyone has essentials that make up their signature ‘look.’ For Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, this means long black satin dresses, chunky jewelry sets with precious stones, tiaras, oversized hats, and her classic long smoking pipe.
For those of us with a little less renown, there it’s common to have one thing that goes with every outfit. Some have an interlocking Gucci belt, while others have their dazzling gem- embellished TOMO Bottles.
You don’t need a ton of fancy jewelry to deck out an outfit, either.
Simple gold chains, antique Avon rings, and even old faux pearl necklaces make great layering candidates. You can emphasize ritzier bling by pairing it with more relaxed clothing. For example, wear your heirloom diamond earrings with a casual striped crew neck for uncomplicated Parisian style.
Cater Your Wardrobe to Your Style
You’re going to want to do some soul searching here. Think about all the people you perceive as glamorous.
Each person will likely have a cohesive aesthetic. They could pull anything out of their closet to create a chic outfit in seconds, even without the help of a personal stylist!
It’s easy to do the same. Try these tips to help your closet work smarter, not harder:
- Sit down and consider what pieces make you feel most comfortable. Make a list of as many items as you can that you see as your go-to’s, and look back on the list when you’re unsure what to wear.
- Take pictures of your favorite outfits and save them in a folder on your phone. When you need inspiration, you can use these outfits you know you feel confident in as a base and build your look from there.
- Whenever you go shopping, keep in mind the silhouettes and colors you already own. Look for garments that can be worn by themselves or go with at least 3 items in your current wardrobe.
- Embrace comfort above all! It’s hard to project confidence when you’re self-conscious about your fit. Likewise, if you feel happiest in loud colors and platform heels, don’t feel like you need to tone it down to look more laid back.
Eventually, you’ll end up with a closet catered to your unique taste full of items that are close to your heart. When every item feels like part of a cohesive look, you’ll have a much easier time pulling a stunning outfit together effortlessly.
Invest in Makeup Staples
We love a dramatic eye with tons of glitter painted on, but instant glam requires a quick and low-maintenance solution. So For the Glam Girl on the go, we suggest investing in classic makeup staples.
A quality lasting red lipstick, highlight stick, or dramatic mascara can go a long way for making a look instantly more alluring. You’ll want simple cosmetics that can easily fit into your bag for a quick touch-up now and then. Even glitter used sparingly in the creases of the eyes can help to add a little intrigue.
If makeup isn’t your thing, a signature fragrance can take your presence to the next level. Scent and memory are intimately linked, so if you find a classic aroma and stick to it, you can bet that people will think of you even years later and your unique perfume.
Scents are also a fun way to convey your mood and personality. In the future, if you do change your smell, you can always look fondly back on the “Era of Chanel No. 5” while reaching for your Acqua di Gioia instead.
While designer clothes and expensive jewelry may seem classy, the most beautiful women in the world are known to have a certain intangible charm. Throughout history, elegance is often contributed to just having the look. It’s all in the gaze—one of confidence, but not necessarily arrogance.
Audrey Hepburn famously said, “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Words like these are just as true today. If you feel like you need a boost in glam, remember that the first step you can take is attitude. Remember to be kind to your loved ones- and most importantly yourself- and you’ll glow more radiantly than you ever imagined.
The Finishing Touch
So, you’ve got all your basics down- the fun jewelry, the wardrobe, and the makeup. If you still feel like something’s missing, maybe it’s time to treat yourself to an extra special accessory to take your style to the next level.
Your glamorous TOMO Bottle is a practical accessory, a blinged-out water bottle with purpose. We have colors for every personality, all handcrafted with the highest-quality materials.
Our Glam Girls love to carry their bottles everywhere with them, not only because they get endless compliments from their gemstone bottle. TOMO Bottle is a statement about yourcommitment to the planet. Every outfit instantly feels more glam with TOMO, and every sip of water feels fresher knowing someone else in the world is drinking clean water thanks to you.