11 Steps To Mastering Feminine Style
As much as we love borrowing from the boys, sometimes its nice get in touch with our feminine side, think: lace, miniskirts, and sheer stockings. As such, we looked to our favorite ladies with a capital “L”, from Alexa Chung (master of the gamine shtick) to Scarlett Johansson (a sultry siren of the highest order) to see how they pull off a softer look. Click through now for our tips for dressing like the fairer sex.
Does locating the perfect ribbon feel like a hassle? Never fear, these pre-made bow ponytail holders will do the trick.
Tasha Bow Peep Ponytail Holder ($14) in Burgundy
While statement jewelry has its place, we love the subtle appeal of dainty adornment like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Annina Vogel Victorian Rose Cut Diamond Double Swallow Necklace ($3744).
Don’t have the budget for Huntington-Whiteley’s necklace? Thankfully this affordable necklace from new brand Phyllis + Rosie is just as lovely.
Phyllis + Rosie Mini V Bar Necklace ($110)
Whether it’s a pair of sheer Swiss dot tights or a pair of Max Mara knee socks, as seen on blogger Deni Elias, the right hosiery can be like lingerie for your legs.
Not only are these over-the-knee socks a flirty way to show a little thigh, they’ll keep your legs warm too.
Base Range Over Knee Socks ($22)
The affordable price of this blouse makes trying the look less of a commitment.
H&M Ruffle Blouse ($30)
Is there anything more feminine than lace? Extra points if your top has a girly peplum like blogger Jessica Stein’s.
A mix of different lace patterns makes this top a standout pick.
Thakoon Lace Inset ¾ Sleeve Top ($990)
Stand out from the pack in this vibrant knit.
J.Crew Collection Cashmere Textured-Frame Sweater ($248)
Here’s the thing about being a girl: you’ve likely got some curves, so why not show them off? A belt at your natural waist is a no-brainer solution. A tunic-length number like Allison Williams’ Dior top makes a flattering peplum effect when cinched at the waist.
A metal belt feels like a sophisticated upgrade from a leather version.
ASOS Skinny Full Metal Waist Belt ($38)
A bit of embellishment on a top or skirt is a ladylike touch that can stand in for jewelry.
Photo via Stockholm Street Style
Leopard plus embellishment is a dynamite combination.
Isabel Marant Owen Leopard-Print Blouse ($473)
A flippy miniskirt like blogger Julie Sarinana’s polkadot Mango version is the calling card of an ultra feminine girl.