I am sharing five awesome style hacks today that is a game-changer for sure. It just makes your day-to-day life and existence so much easier. Hence the life-changing part maybe that’s a little dramatic. But they really do change your life for real not kidding let’s get started.
Cuffings Your Sleeves
The first style that I want to talk to you about it’s cuffing your sleeves and the art of the cuff. So there’s one fail-safe go-to cuffing formula that I use. I’m gonna explain to you how to do it. The first thing you do is you roll up your sleeve and you do one long cuff like six inches. And then go to the bottom of the shirt at the bottom of the cuff and your cuff again. This time your cuff is half the size it’s about two and a half inches. And you have a little bit extra shirt keeping out of the top with that little bit of extra shirt. You then fold it down over the second cuff so it sounds complicated.
I have a blouse, I have a button-down, I have this white shirt that I want to cuff. But I’m not sure how to do it. That is how you cut your sleep. It all looks good every single time now if the shirt is to tighten the arm it doesn’t enable you to the cuff. Then you probably can’t do the cuffs but most shirts if they fit you. The right way is not going to be that tight in the arm and will enable you to do this cuff which again I feel like is a fail-safe. I think it’s a go-to as well so this one’s a game change your life changer it may seem a little complicated in the beginning but once you get it down it’s really simple okay.
The second life-changing style is half tuck. Half-tuck is basically just tucking in a little bit of your shirt but not the whole shirt. What I traditionally do is I take a small section of the shirt in the front and then. I love the half-tuck because it has an effortlessness about it. It looks like you’re stylish, you pulled together but you’re not like too buttoned up. This is a whole thing around the half tuck.
If you’re having trouble with the half-tuck I’ve seen this time and time again. So if you’re having trouble it is most likely because you have a little bit extra. And then the stomach area is all sucked in and you can do your half-tuck a little higher.
And there’s no reason why you can’t do that and so with a button-down when you have two flaps your half-tuck is a little trickier. Then let’s say like a t-shirt and what I traditionally do in that situation is I will literally just tuck in one of the sides a little bit so I’ll pick the side. I’ll tuck it in in the front and then leave the rest out and you can even take the two sides and tuck the two sides in the front in the middle.
If you like that look to highlight the waist and then leave the rest out those are the two ways that I would go about it with a button-down shirt. I think with a t-shirt or a blouse it’s a lot easy. You just take one hand you stick a little fabric in the front of your Jean pant and you’re good.
Cuff Your Jeans
The next style hack that is life-changing is the art of the Jean cuff. Here’s one example you don’t want to take your jeans to the tailor they’re too long on you cuff them. That’s it I do this all the time. A pair of jeans I have by rag-and-bone I love them so much I wear them all the time. They’re way too long on me like 6 inches too long on me and I just cut them that’s it. And what I will do is often either double cut them so that they’re above the booty or I just tuck that whole cuff into the booty. And it looks great you don’t have to worry about that but if your jeans are a little bit shorter then what the cuff does is.
It enables you to wear your jeans at a height that will allow you to wear whatever height ankle boot or strappy heels that you want to wear. So if the jeans and the ankle booties aren’t quite lining up like the jeans hanging over the ankle bootie. A little bit but they are not long enough to tuck into the ankle bootie. Whether you’re wearing a pair of jeans that are truly cuff. Some of them just look sloppy cuffed and some of them look really crisp and clean cuffed. It depends on the type of denim and you’ll know again pretty quickly so you just try it play around with it.
And see so with the cuff of the Jean you could do a double cuff or you can do one big long cuff. So I do both I kind of mix it up and try both and you can try both too. Now that you know how to do it so you do that double cuff or you do that long single cut and again that’s gonna enable you to wear whatever shoe you want. No matter what length your jeans are it gives you power and control and better still style.
The Third Layer
The next life-changing style hack is to add a third layer. The third layer is a game-changer in terms of your overall look. It pulls it all together it makes it look like you’re really like an expert at layering. And you got it going on and everything looks a little bit more buttoned up. So let’s just say you have a plain t-shirt and a pair of jeans you throw on that third layer. You instantly elevate your look, you instantly look more stylish and adding that third layer will really transform the way your outfit looks like more than anything else.
That third layer will do that and if you’re in a super hot climate and you’re like well what are you. The third layer can be really lightweight. White blazer or a white moto jacket or a really thin white cardigan or a vest that’s super lightweight. You can kind of get creative with a third layer. Third layers, not a must it’s just an option that you have to really pull your whole look together.
The Belt Loop
The next tip I want to talk about is your belts. A lot of times you put on a belt whether it’s around a dress or a skirt or a pair of jeans or a pair of pants. And there’s this excess to the belt hanging over you’re like what do I do with that extra belt. So there’s a couple of ways you can go about it.
Number one you could try double-sided tape and you could tape down the excess. The problem with the double-sided tape is it often will ruin your belts and you don’t want to do that. So what’s very stylish and even better and won’t earn your belt is to loop it in a very stylish way. I’m going to show you so basically you fasten the belt then you take the excess and you run the excess up through the back of your belt toward your head. So it’s like under and up then you put it back down through this loop you just created. Because you’ve created a loop so you put the top part down back through the loop and pull that creates a very elegant very chic very stylish loop. Which is what you do with that extra belt.
Belted Trench Coats or Sash Waistband
Another thing to think about is what about with like belted trench coats or like a dress with a sash waistband. How do you tie those and this is a bonus step by the way. What you’re going to do and this is how I tie mine pretty much every time. You tie a regular knot just like you know you normally would. I usually cheated over to one side whether it’s the left or the right totally up to you.
And then instead of making a bow what I do is I just loop one side you have to be a little strategic about this. Trying to make sure that the side you’re looping is a little longer than the side you’re not looping. And then that way doesn’t look totally uneven but actually a little uneven is perfect. So that’s how I tie all of my sashes for trench coats for dresses. You can do that in the back of your trench coat too. If you want to just leave it open and you use that a bunch okay.