Sunday, May 1, 2011

How to Go From "Plain Jane" to *Pretty Girl Rock*

Don't you get sick of seeing all the pretty girly girls getting attention?  Do you get frustrated with your boring average look but don't know how to break out of that mold?  Thank us here at BronzeSparkles because we are about to take you from Plain Jane to Pretty Girl Rock.  We're gonna show the tomboys a few easy ways to upgrade your laid back look into something pretty and feminine.  You won't feel fake because this isn't about trying to be something you're not.  And don't worry about looking hoochie either.  A lot of people have this misconception that to be pretty and girlie you have to look like an extra in a Gucci Mane video.  You don't have to show a lot of skin for this.  Instead you're gonna be bringing out your inner pretty girl that you didn't even know you had!

Don't give em the shocker.  Start out by making little changes every week or so, and building on them. You don't have to go on a huge overhaul over night.  You have to crawl before you walk. This is about coming into your own at a comfortable pace.  Don't feel that you have to change, but if you want to this is how you do it.

Start out with a simple outfit that you'd normally wear.  Let's say you typically don a t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers combo.  This is what I'm gonna call "Rock Bottom".  
Rock Bottom

This is the base in which unless you're wearing men's clothing, you can't get anymore basic and less girly than this.  That means you can only go up from here.

What you can do is improve upon the basic format by adding your own girlie touches.  Jewelry can add some and life to your outfit.  Don't forget to do your nails and add a fragrance.  Exchange tennis shoes for flats and sandals.  Go beyond basic tees to fitted girly tops.  We brought you out of Rock Bottom by accessorizing like so
A little higher

but making the simple exchanges can lift your style even higher.  It's just as easy to put on a top with feminine detailing as it is to put on a t-shirt.  When buying new tops, look for cute details like ruffles, lace, florals, appliques, etc. have fun with it!  Remember, just as quickly as you can wear denim shorts, you can put on shorts made from a different material.  And if you aren't adept at walking in heels, there's no reason why you can't rock cute sandals.  If you make those changes, you'll have this look:
Simple and girlie

Take a lesson from my polyvores and start by buying accessories. They can take your look to the max for less money than buying entire outfits.  Hit the sale rack and look for good separates to mix and match with the things you already have.  I went to Kohl's and found a cute floral mini for only $4!!  What treasures could you find if you get out there and look?

Dresses!  Do you know how breezy dresses are?  They can make you look put together and beautiful and all you have to do is slip it on over your head and go on with your routine.  This may take a little getting used to if you don't normally wear dresses, but once you do you'll wonder how you ever managed without them.  Even on a casual day you'll look like you put in more effort than you really did.  I used the same accessories I used in the last look to show you how simple it can be!
Sundress girlie

Give me face and head.  Make sure those brows are done.  Don't do them yourself unless you really know what you're doing. I recommend getting them arched and then keeping up with the shape at home.  This will open up your face and brighten you up.  Then make sure you have a cute haircut. This will obviously vary depending on your taste, face shape and how high or low maintenance you want to go.  Hair is very important.  Wear a bit of makeup, even if it's nothing but gloss and something to emphasize your eyes.  A little shimmery powder on your lids and you're good to go for the day.

T-shirts → tank tops, fitted shirts, cute fashion tops, blouses
Bottoms = keep them fitted, nothing baggy unless you have a fitted top or showing skin on top.  You want a balance. Experiment with different styles of jeans, skirts, and shorts.
Sneakers → flats, sandals, heels
Accessories = scarves, bags, bracelets/bangles, ring, necklaces, earrings, fashion belts, hats, etc.  Try to wear at least a necklace and earrings everyday.

It's not hard to look girlie at all.  Many women and girls get unnecessarily frustrated because they think this is something they could never achieve.  They might think they have to have a lot of money or the perfect body to pull it off. Well you don't!  All you need are my tips to help push you forward.  I look forward to hearing how my advice helped take you from Plain Jane to Pretty Girl Rock!


  1. What if you have ugly feet and don't won't to wear sandals?

  2. Anonymous,
    That is a great question! Luckily, there are plenty of cute flats to choose from that are appropriate to wear instead of sandals. You can find attractive flats with pretty, delicate details that don't emphasize the foot. You can also find wedges and pumps that cover the foot too.
    Hope that helps and thanks for commenting :)

  3. Great post! I just love your outfits! I have been looking at belts for girls to purchase for my daughter for Christmas and I just love your pink and brown outfit...any idea where I could order the belt or something similar? Thank you!