” Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo da Vinci
When I was younger, I was always told how “less is more”. This phrase was monotonous to me, especially when I started using makeup. I assumed the more elaborate you looked, and more product you used determined how beautiful you appeared. I couldn’t have been more wrong, and luckily I figured that out pretty quickly. The phrase “less is more” transcends into many aspects of your look such as makeup, fashion, accessories, and more. Having a simplistic look means embracing your natural beauty and enhancing it. Contrary to what most believe, having a simplistic look can make you stand out in a positive way. People always make inferences about you on how you appear, with having a simplistic look its hard to make a negative inference about someone at a glance. To have a more simplistic look, start with your makeup. Your makeup should not try to change any of your natural features but enhance them. Pick your best feature, whether it’s your eyes, lips, eyebrows, etc… and play up that feature. This makes you look put together and not over the top. With clothing, it’s important to make sure all of the pieces of your outfit go together. There should be no clashing patterns, awkward lengths, or tones that don’t look good together. Neutral tones always look great together, monochromatic looks are absolutely elegant, and if you limit your look to a maximum of two patterns at a time you will master the art of simplicity. For accessories its best to limit based on the type of accessory. In my next post, I will elaborate more on accessory etiquette. Thank you for reading! If you have any questions, I would love to answer them.