You will all have met a girl like this at some point; a girl that no matter what the occasion or time of day she always manages to look effortlessly, impossibly chic.  Her hair will be perfectly done but not overdone, her make up will be flawless yet invisible, her outfit will be stylish without looking try hard. She isn’t necessarily the prettiest girl or the slimmest girl but she always looks polished and put together.


We know we are not one of those girls but at Semple we have spent many years observing them and we think we have discovered their secrets…

1. They plan ahead – there is no desperate morning scramble around for something to wear for these girls. They plan their look in advance.

2. They exercise – this is not about being skinny but about recognising the benefits of exercise to your skin, energy and health. Just the right amount of exercise is what gives them that healthy glow.

3. They get 8 hours sleep – the girl who is impossibly chic is never the one falling out of the nightclub at 3am, she’ll have been tucked up in bed about 4-5 hours ago!

4. They eat healthy – again this not about losing weight or fad dieting but just about looking after themselves inside.

5. They pick their trend – they will never be a slave to fashion. These girls know what suits them and will work the latest trends around their own look.

6. Regular trims and blow drys – No split ends for these girls. Regular trims keep their hair looking chic and treating themselves to a blow dry in between means their style looks sharper for longer.

7. They ignore fast fashion – instead they splurge on good quality basics and investment pieces. 

8. Accessorise – chic girls know that the key to pulling a look together is in the accessories and they never go overboard. 

Remember that whilst it may look easy it probably takes a lot of time and effort to appear that effortless so give yourself a break and enjoy being un-chic from time to time.  After all who has time for blow drys when you could be having fun!

About the author

Fashion blogger Samantha has been contributing to the Semple blog for over two years now and loves coming up with fresh ideas for her weekly posts. Samantha is an fblogger through and through and enjoys nothing more than writing about fashion, giving her the perfect excuse for extensive ‘research’ through a little retail therapy. When Samantha is not at her day job or writing for Semple she’ll most likely be found binging on Netflix, eating peanut butter or shoe shopping….sometimes all at the same time – multitasker!

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