Curly girls know that your hair is only part of the equation. Once you’ve mastered moisturized, defined curls in the morning, you still need to style the rest of your look! Just as every curl is unique, our body shape and personal styles are just as diverse. Trust us, we know the struggle of getting dressed in the morning.
Luckily, Stitch Fix helped NaturallyCurly team members Nikki, Jamie and Cristina with personalized styling tips for their unique curl patterns. Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service. They get your style and size preferences, then send a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. Each item comes with styling tips on how to dress it up or down. Pay for what you like and send back what you don’t–free shipping both ways!
Find out how you can complement your curls with these nine easy fashion tips for curly hair.
Curly Fashion Tips
Big Hair, Big Style
Do not be afraid of volume and prints. Go for big prints to match big hair.
Nikki’s hair is full of volume and texture, so this long and playful printed dress is the perfect match for her. The long column dress is the perfect contrast to her big, textured hair. And the fun statement necklace spices up Nikki’s neckline for an ultra-glamorous appeal.
Doesn’t Nikki totally remind you of Style Pantry in this look?
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
When Nikki wears her Type 3C hair in a wash n go it’s big, fun and voluminous. Normally Nikki tones down her accessories because she doesn’t want to overdo it. But Stitch Fix prides itself on taking you a little out of your comfort zone – that’s part of the fun! And Nikki ended up loving the results.On Nikki:
Necklace: 41 Hawthorn, Two Strand Bubble Necklace
Elongate Your Figure
This dress was specifically selected to show off Nikki’s hourglass figure. It elongates her features and creates a statuesque silhouette. Maxi dresses are a cool way to stay stylish in the summer, plus the V-neck cut gives Nikki’s neck room to breathe. It can get hot under that hair!On Nikki:
Dress: Tart, Martine Floral Print Maxi Dress
Keep it Classic
Jamie loves to wear her hair half up with a twist or braid to keep her hair away from her face. Her curl pattern is Type 3A, but on this day she was playing with options and wore it in a looser wavy style.
To complement Jamie’s classic hairstyle, Stitch Fix chose an adorable striped fit and flare dress for its movement and classic shape. They chose to keep the accessories simple so as not to overpower her ‘do!
We all fell in love with these bangles in the office. They’re the perfect arm candy to doll up your look. We especially love that they look like they were mix and match, but they actually come as a set! That makes it easy to get dressed in the morning.On Jamie:
Bangles: 41 Hawthorn, Mixed Bangle Set
Move with the Waves
Wavy textures have so much movement. Play up those waves with shapes and cuts that move, like Jamie’s Fit and Flare dress. And it perfectly matches her classic and feminine personal style!On Jamie:
Dress: Angie, Ingrid Striped Tank Dress
Stitch Fix wanted to choose pieces that would show off Cristina’s new pixie cut , so they chose a retro look. The round, pave burst earrings mirror the pattern on her dress, but don’t distract from the rest of the outfit. Cristina’s short waves and her cat eye diy sunglasses fit the retro look and feel.
Frame for Frame
Stitch Fix asked for all of Cristina’s measurements and then chose a piece that would suit her body shape. The classic, tailored dress fits Cristina’s petite frame beautifully because of its proportions and cut. If you have a similar shape to Cristina, look for dresses in this shape and silhouette.On Cristina:
Dress: C. Luca Lorelei Lace Top Dress
Ready for the Close Up
To complete the finished look, Stitch Fix added an elegant pair of pave burst earrings to draw the eye back up to her framed face and cropped 2C curls.
Remember to draw the attention back to you and your lovely hair. This means selecting accessories that complement your do’ and turn heads at the same time.On Cristina:
Earrings: 41 Hawthorn, Pave Burst Flower Stud