Let’s be real, wearing sweats and comfy socks every day is awesome. Like, if I could, I would have it in my will to be buried in hot pink joggers and hoodies.
Living your life (and afterlife) in sweats is so tempting, and with the pandemic, this lifestyle stuck even more.
However, now that restrictions are lifting and you have to see people and go out again, you can’t go in sweats.
As my mom says, you always have to be a well-dressed woman when you go out because you never know who you will bump into. It could be the gossipy friend of your mom, or your ex with her bright shiny girlfriend.
Dressed women rule the world. When have you seen a CEO wear sweats? Or even royalty?
I mean, Queen Elizabeth is one of the most influential people on the planet, and at her age, I would not be bothered to be dressed up like her. However, I have never seen a photo of the queen without makeup or those funky hats; she always looks royal as ever.
Now, I am not saying that with sweats you don’t feel powerful and great. I am a huge believer that even if you wear the most figureless outfit on the planet and you have the confidence of a skyscraper, you will rock that outfit.
However, we are women, and we like to take care of ourselves. Wearing a great outfit will make you feel like a queen, even if you are not going anywhere.
If you need more convincing to put on that fancy outfit you have at the back of the closet and convert to the bright side of being a wickedly well-dressed woman, here are a few ways to get you going!
Check out these ways being a well-dressed woman will change your life!
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1. Couch Potato 2.0
Everyone will look at you differently. Everyone will check you out — women and men equally. You will no longer look like a couch potato, but the couch potato 2.0.
2. Varied Wardrobe
To look the part, you have to buy going-out clothes. It is, unfortunately, time to get rid of your freshman year sweats.
3. Eat Balanced
Now, we do not mean to eat minimal portion sizes or restricting foods. We want you to put some good food into your body that makes you feel the best and that gives you that glowy skin.
4. Work Out
Exercise is essential for health in general, and after a good workout, you will feel good. And putting on a great outfit afterward with some makeup will make you feel all put together.
5. Life Benefits
Let’s face the music; to live a great life we have to have some balance and make things right.
So if you want to be the cool mom or the cool aunt that will potentially be the great-grandma, you have to find your style now.
6. Find You
When you get out of the sweats, you get to explore with your clothes what you like and what makes you plain uncomfortable.
So get off of Instagram and go on a big fat shopping spree. Find what makes you feel like a star.
7. Awkwardness To Awesomeness
Trying new styles and what’s hot is plain scary because you do not know how it will look on you. My biggest advice is try going from the most awkward style to the one that you like the most.
8. The Path To Makeup
I do not wear makeup. I just feel uncomfortable in it, and I do not have the patience for it.
However, when I have to go out, I have found that doing a makeup look that enhances your most unique features is the way to go, and you will feel natural but flawless.
9. Shoes Everywhere
Shoes are fantastic. I think shoes dress up an outfit very well and give it a certain spice. Just make sure your shoes are appropriate for where you are going and pull the outfit together.
10. Jewelry Queen
As Elizabeth Taylor said, “Big girls need big diamonds.”
When you dress up an outfit with rings, necklaces, earrings, or bracelets, it gives it a certain look that will make you feel like a queen. We recommend starting your collection now.
11. The Hair
This is your sign to take more care of your hair now and brush it once in a while. Plus, you get to experiment with different hairstyles!
12. Life in Pink
When you increase your wardrobe, you start getting more excited about what you are going to wear next, which makes life a bit more fun. It gets you planning on what to wear and being curious about yourself.
13. Reassess Your Current Style
It’s time to give away clothes you have been wearing since you were 14. Get on track with who you are right now, and make some sensible fashion choices to be you.
14. Fashion Is Fun
Many people have forgotten that what you wear can change, and it’s fun to dress up sometimes. So put on that outfit you have been saying you do not have anywhere to wear, and rock it!
15. Quality Over Quantity
Being a dressed woman does not mean buying clothes that are cheap and bad quality, or expensive and will cost you half your paycheck.
For sustainability purposes, we recommend you buy from online thrift shops or your local shops.
16. Excited To Be Out
I am your local introvert. However, even for me, dressing up and having a bit of fun with my friends outside of my house is something that makes me feel excited to dress up.
17. Read More
Finding a style is a research project. We recommend you find people that inspire you to wear different clothes, watch vlogs, fill your Instagram feed with fashion inspo, and read about the current fashion trends.
18. Follow the Seasons
No more wearing what is for fall in the spring. Research what’s in style for each season, and get excited to wear new outfits!
19. Be Unapologetically Brave
Like Katy Perry, don’t be afraid to let people hear you roar. Wear outfits that make you feel like a goddess. Remember, you get one life, and you can’t base it on the likes and the comments that you get.
20. Be Prepared
When you are well-dressed, you will never feel out of place. So prepare to never feel under or overdressed. If you dress with confidence, the people around you will be the ones feeling out of place.
21. Don’t Be Taken by Surprise
When you go out, no one will be seeing you in your old ratty sweats.
Instead, when you go grocery shopping and you find your ex or your boss or even your noisy aunt, no one will be able to process the fashion icon they have stumbled upon.
22. Follow Fashion Influencers
Influencers are a great way to get you out of the “I don’t know what to wear” dilemma.
One influencer that we recommend is Emma Chamberlain. She will truly make you get out of your comfort zone.
23. One word — Hygiene
To get out of the pandemic funk, you have to make serious changes, like brushing your teeth and showering more often.
Buy some charcoal toothpaste and some nice-smelling body wash. You have to scrub yourself out until you become a new woman.
24. Smell To Impress
Perfume is going to become your best friend. When you smell good, everyone will sense that you got your stuff together and will ask you what you are using. So please, do your research about which perfumes last longer and find some good smelling ones.
When we talk about skincare, we are not only talking about the face, but the skin of the rest of your body.
That is why we beg you to invest in a good hydrating body butter, a scrub that will get all the nasty stuff out, and a serum that will make your face feel like a baby’s butt.
26. Get Cookin’, Good Lookin’
When you are on the first steps of getting your stuff together, you truly have to venture out to improve. That’s why we recommend trying new and easy recipes that will get your creative juices sizzlin’.
27. Detail and More Details!
If you want to achieve being as well dressed as the Duchess of Cambridge, you have to keep an eye on everything you wear. Little details can attract the attention of people and will leave you feeling fantastic.
28. Variety Is the New Black
Start by exploring colors you have never thought to wear! You don’t have to wear the same range of clothes every day. Start by mixing pantsuits, blazers, and dresses. We guarantee you’ll have fun.
29. Discipline Is key
As much as we love spending every paycheck on clothes, it is important to be conscious of money.
Try spending your money on clothes that are going to last until you get wrinkly, and plan your outfits around what you have.
30. Get Stuff Done
When you get out of your sweats and wear your power outfit, you feel like Wonder Woman.
That is why we recommend that you get up in the morning, take a cold shower, avoid the sweats, and wear that outfit you were saving for a night out.
31. Aesthetically Pleasing
Aesthetics are the new rage of this year, and there are so many that one or more will match your personality.
Try colors and outfits that match your aesthetic, and try to match the things that belong to you.
32. Equal Ground
Wondering why your partner gets all the looks and you constantly feel underdressed? Well, being well-dressed can be the solution for you.
Try making an effort with your appearance. Have a variety of clothes, so you can have a bit of the spotlight.
33. Hot Girl Summer
This trend is the right motivator to start your change now. Every hot girl owns her ground and wears the right outfits to impress the ones around her, so start preparing for hot girl summer!
34. Distractions Are Key To Nerves
Whenever you are stressed or anxious for any kind of event, distracting yourself with makeup and getting ready will take your mind off the nerves.
So if you have an exam or an interview, just leave your notes and your nerves, and pick up your makeup or your fashion inspo and start your makeover.
35. Do It Now
There is always a tomorrow, but why wait? Start following your favorite celebrities and looking through shops. Remember, you have to wake up everyday and continue with your day, so why not do it in a very fashionable way?
36. Sweat Not Sweat
Every human sweats, and maybe the reason why you don’t dress well is because of the heat.
That is why planning your outfits will come in handy. You can plan for every type of weather and buy the clothes necessary for it.
37. Let the Gains Begin
What other factors can you gain from dressing well? Maybe your coworkers will respect you more, or your mom will stop sending you on blind dates.
Remember that to gain something, you have to lose something.
38. Clubs and Activities
You have to think about what’s outside of your non-working hours. Do you have a hummus club you have to dress special for? Or maybe you walk your dog and you want to dress well for that boy next door to finally notice you.
39. Look Nice and Comfortable
Stop wearing your older brother’s old sweatshirt everywhere. Sometimes, we have to dress nice, so stop trying to make it work. We know it’s comfortable, but we bet that a flowy dress is even more comfortable.
40. Functional Over Fashionable
So maybe you have a profession that requires you to wear an old plain uniform every day. Try spicing it up; wear wacky shoes with it, or wear a perfume that makes it special.
41. Push but Don’t Run
It might sound scary going out with a new style you have not had time to be comfortable in.
That’s why we recommend you wear it everywhere. Going to the store? Wear it. Watching movies on the couch? Wear it.
42. Channel Your Inner Gloria
When in doubt, remember how your role model or a character in a movie that is always dressed to impress does it — like Gloria from Modern Family.
You have to admit that she is the queen of always being in heels.
43. Unbalanced To Steady
Your closet might be a hurricane right now, and you may not keep your new style the first couple of days. However, habits can be made, so try, and don’t give up!
44. Don’t Be Swayed
There is tons of fashion advice out there on what you should wear and what fits best. However, you have your own mind, so we recommend you maintain critical thinking, and be aware of what you feel best in.
45. Open Mind
Life is known to throw curveballs, and it might affect the plans that you had from the beginning.
That is why we recommend that if you lose or win something, do not panic, and always be aware that you can build a new plan.
46. The Painful Truth
Unfortunately, if you are like me, you get very excited when another person wears clothes that fit like a glove, but you turn into a potato when you put the same clothes on.
So if a piece of clothing just does not fit, stop trying. Mourn the loss, and keep going.
47. Basics Are the Bomb
A plain old white shirt or a pair of jeans can be styled in a lot of different ways, from casual to business.
That is why the first step on your list is to buy the basics that fit in every outfit.
48. Skirts, a Love-Hate Relationship
I don’t like skirts, and I am proud of myself for that fact. However, I can admit wearing a skirt is kind of freeing and can be practical, so I invite you to try them out!
49. Don’t Throw Away Anything You’ll Regret
Before you throw anything away, look at what fits and what doesn’t. This way, you won’t throw away anything you’ll regret later.
We personally recommend trying on every single piece of clothing and jewelry you have, so you can have a recent opinion.
50. Are you Ready?
Your answer right now should be positive, because you read this for a reason, and it is time. So do it!
51. Get Those Killer Heels Out
Now that you know how to dress well, let me tell you what will happen when you do.
Even if you are not the most confident person in the world, when you feel good with what you wear, you’ll truly feel that you can take on the world. So get that killer dress and those heels and be the queen!
52. Who I Wanna Be
Now that you found your style, you need to rock it! Go with your gut, take millions of photos for your Instagram, and take to the town with your girlfriends.
53. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Every girl has a group of besties, and they’ll notice the change in you. So be prepared to answer a million questions per hour, and be yourself when giving an answer.
54. Don’t Stand Still and Watch Life Fly By
Make the most of your new outfits. Now that you have a plan, go out and brag to the world. Be the diva you always wanted to be.
55. Don’t Lose Focus
Keep the plan you made, and reserve the sweats only for days in. Remember that you made all this progress, so don’t lose it.
56. It Gives You Value
Don’t get me wrong; I bet you’re beautiful in a dress or sweats. However, it is great to flaunt what you have, and it is great to dress up once in a while to build up your self-confidence.
57. Take and Give
I just want to clarify that I do not mean to steal ideas from others. If a friend of yours is interested in a top you have, and you are interested in some jewelry she has, exchange ideas and share where your inspo is coming from!
58. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Being well-dressed means putting together a bomb outfit that will make you feel empowered and will make everyone take notice.
So if a random stranger asks you about your outfit, don’t be shy; talk to her. Maybe you’ll learn something from her.
59. Tinder, Here I Come
Now that you’re Wonder Woman, if you are interested, explore your sensuality. Put together outfits that will make you feel comfortable and will let whatever crush you have finally take notice of you.
60. Wear What’s Right for You
Every stylist will tell you that being well-dressed means getting your clothes tailored, and some women love the tailored look.
However, if you’re like me and you stick with the oversized, you can look fashionable too, so don’t forget to wear what feels the most like you.
61. The Way I Make Myself Feel
Appearances are not important, and you shouldn’t care about them.
However, there are studies that link confidence directly to appearance, so get out of your bed, pick up that dress you planned. and go steal some hearts!
62. It’s Time To Wake Up
Have you felt you have been in a slump since the pandemic started, and you don’t feel like yourself anymore? Being well-dressed will wake you up.
Now that restrictions have been lifted, it is time to show the world who runs the world and recover your old self from that moat you put her in.
63. Don’t Slip Up That Mask
In your mind, do you always associate CEOs in suits? That’s because we were taught since we were little that whoever has the power will have the most expensive suit on.
However, in these times when stereotypes are being broken, it is time to wear what we like and show the world that our importance comes from within.
64. But Still, Plan a Power Suit
As I said, you don’t have to wear what everyone is wearing.
Nevertheless, if you feel comfortable following a certain trend, you can still wear it and give it a little touch with what you like.
65. Wear It Like You Mean It
Your outfit can show that you have all the power in the world, and that you are the boss. However, if your confidence is lacking, or you are just plain uncomfortable, you won’t feel like you can make it.
So compliment yourself in the mirror. You can’t go wrong with a little pep talk.
66. Shine Like the Star You Are
It’s time to own who you are. Accept that you can work with what you have.
Being well-dressed in an outfit that you like will help you show the world who you are.
67. It isn’t Your Fault
Look, if someone is bothered by you, it is their problem.
You can hear their comments and can receive a few suggestions. But always be aware that whatever works for you is what works.
68. It’s Not Your Responsibility
Again, you are not responsible for the opinions of others. So don’t let anyone get hold of what you like. Show them you do not need their help to be fabulous.
69. All Eyes Will Be on You
Everyone near you will notice the changes in you. So don’t be surprised by the intrusive questions and other attitudes about your outfits. Let them stare at you.
70. Women Support Other Women
Now, I do not mean other genders will not be supportive. But all women are born with certain feminism that makes us the biggest fans of each other, because we all understand where we are coming from.
71. Don’t Be Afraid To Wear Masculine Outfits
If you feel certain styles tend to be masculine, don’t worry! Your femininity will show itself. Be confident enough to pull it off.
72. Don’t be toxic
Having too much confidence can drift toward narcissism. So please don’t fall into drama or criticize others as they’re doing to you. Instead, be the one that always has something nice to say.
73. Spread Positivity
The world is unnecessarily negative. Now, with the cancellation of culture and the hype of social media, everyone has an opinion, which is why we recommend that if you have any influence on others, spread ideas that will help.
Don’t cause damage, but instead help others build confidence too!
74. Run From Toxicity
If you feel the ideas or the people around you are toxic. run away as fast as you can. Surround yourself with people that value your ideas and what you wear. If necessary, block any kind of toxic ideas.
75. Let It Go
It is not necessary to get rid of the old you, or in this case, you in your old clothes.
We just want you to embrace a new version of yourself. That way, you feel that you can run the show. Let go of the fear of getting into old habits, and just practice consistency.
76. It’s All About You
The reason why you are dressing well is because you want to feel more empowered and because it’s time for a change.
So remember, you have everything you need, and you do not need others for you to find yourself.
77. Blend Into the Weather
One of the best pieces of advice I can give you is to dress according to the daily climate. You can avoid unnecessary pain in your life, and you can feel cool in whatever you wear.
78. Think of the Occasion
There is an outfit for every occasion. It can be fun to feel a bit extra, but trust me, it is also important that the event matters to you. Bring out the big guns that are appropriate for the occasion.
79. Fake It Till You Make It
No one is born confident. So if you want to wear outfits you have never worn before, pretend you are the only main character that has that outfit and wear it like Sharpay Evans.
80. Beware the Broken Necks
Being well-dressed will, unfortunately, come with a trail of broken hearts. In a power outfit and bomb makeup, you will be a walking sign of danger.
81. Keep Pushing It
A well-dressed woman means consistency, which is why each time you go out, make sure you look as presentable as Queen Elizabeth, with the elegance of a puma.
82. Commit To the Cause
Take care of yourself, do spa days, and eat good food. Every single aspect of your life will shine through if you want it bad enough.
83. Your Expectations Are Not Too High
Stick to who you are and do not change yourself. If what you want is attainable, just do it and stop thinking.
84. Do It at Your Own Rhythm
If you don’t accomplish it tomorrow, you are not a failure. Transitioning to being well-dressed will take time to get used to, so don’t rush perfection.
85. Be the Best You and Show It
No one is like you; I know it sounds cliche, but it is the truth.
Remember that your confidence is not going to be built up in one day, but by dressing yourself up, you have a way to make it to the top.
86. When in Doubt, Smile
Your most powerful weapon will be, no matter what, a smile on your face. Even if being well-dressed is not your thing, you can camouflage what you feel with a smile. People will no doubt look at you twice.
87. Point of View
Our brains have associated certain clothing pieces with certain impressions.
As much as we recommend changing the way you dress to fit a stereotype, it is important to remember that certain clothing pieces have a place and time.
88. The Other Side of You
Dress how you would like to be, wear it as you have it, and remember that if you are nervous to explore this side of you, don’t be. Rock it.
If Miley Cyrus rocked it with Hannah Montana, you can too.
89. Visualize Yourself in That Position
Do you want to be promoted? Maybe you want people in your office to take you more seriously. Start by showing them you can dress the part.
Trust me, if you start dressing up well, people will think you have it together.
90. The Age Dilemma
Are you afraid to wear clothes because you feel they were only designed for younger ages? Or vice versa?
If this is what you are thinking, please throw this perception through the window. Age shouldn’t determine if wearing a skirt is appropriate or not. If you want to wear a certain outfit, don’t be afraid to do it.
91. What Do You Want To Say?
Think of an outfit as a nonverbal way of communicating who you are to the world.
If you are going to a job interview, would you like to communicate that you want the job, or that you just rolled out of bed?
92. Organized Life = Organized Mind
If you did not know, organization plays a huge role in a well-dressed woman.
Why? If her mind is organized, she won’t doubt herself and can face whatever the world throws at her. So clean your life up and start prioritizing what’s important.
93. You Are a Ghost
This could be the case with your new style, and no one will notice. Maybe the ones nearest you will notice, but most people won’t turn their heads when you pass them.
This is why you don’t need to worry about the people that are going to notice. Probably only your nearest acquaintances will notice.
94. Don’t Fill Yourself With Lies
You can wear everything you want. Don’t fill your head with negativity that could come with making a change.
Instead, calm your mind, and breathe. Put on the outfit you planned to wear and go out without a second thought.
95. Let Them See
If people have eyes on you because of your fantastic style, show it off. Be the person that wears it with pride, and even if it’s not in season, or it just does not fit, let them look all they want. Keep going with your day.
96. Go at Your Own Pace
Are you having second thoughts? Worrying about whether it will take time or money? Don’t worry.
Go at your own pace. Start when you are having a good day, and save up or go thrift shopping.
97. Let the World See Your Fire
You are special, and there is nothing wrong with showing the world.
Show that spice you bring to your life, and don’t be afraid to make risky decisions with your outfits.
98. Flatter Yourself
You are your own cheerleader. If you are doubting an outfit or don’t like the way you look in your clothes, look in the mirror and start complimenting yourself.
99. The Cut
Wear designs that highlight your special features. Long neck? Wear a crew neck, Tan skin tone? Wear colors that pop, like red or white.
There are clothes for every feature and will make you special.
100. Babe, You’re Worth It
You deserve to feel good again, so do not hesitate because of your insecurities. Instead, remember that everyone has them, and it should not stop you from wearing that outfit you keep putting off.
You are your own worst enemy, and it is time to stop it.
Social Life Benefits
101. Love Is in the Air
Being well-dressed will bring attention, which can be beneficial for you. If you want someone special to notice you, this is a great way to get started.
102. Don’t Waste Your Time
Some people in your life matter more than others. However, for some reason, it is more hurtful if a stranger gives you an unwanted opinion.
Remember, when this happens, what’s more important is your opinion, and sometimes the opinions of the ones you love.
103. Seek Advice From Strangers
Sometimes, the opinion is needed. And if you want the truth that could hurt, it’s better to ask a stranger. They won’t be biased and will tell you exactly as it is.
104. Don’t Give Up
If you go out, and a certain piece of clothing does not look as you expected it, ignore it.
What’s important is your confidence. Pretend to the world that you have everything under control.
105. Expectations Versus Reality
People judge by the cover, which is why they sometimes make assumptions about the way you dress.
Let them think whatever they want, and if you really care, raise your chin, look them in the eye, and then ignore them.
106. Keep Going
It does not matter if you hide, because opinions come 24/7. It does not matter is you dress well or not, you have to remember we are opinionated creatures.
Don’t take it as an offense. Be polite, and thank them if necessary — but then keep going with your day.
107. Draw Lines
If people are really pushing your limits and being nosy about the way you dress, do the following.
Remember you have a power suit, tell them what’s not OK, and walk away.
108. Culture and Style
The culture we have, often influences how we style things. So don’t be afraid to show the pieces that are proper from your culture, and be proud you are that way.
109. The Story of You
Where we come from and how we were raised affects how we do things — like how your mom dressed you up or what is traditional in your society will influence how you dress now.
Don’t be afraid, and be happy to show it to the world!
110. Shopping Time
Honestly, I hate shopping, but it is fun going shopping with friends or family. Treat it as a bonding activity where you can also have a second opinion on the pieces that you buy.
111. Motivation Between Besties
Like working out together, challenging a friend of yours to dress well can spark that competitive side of yours.
Lay into each other — share your strengths and worries and be each other’s main motivator to keep going.
112. Dress How You Want To Be Treated
Treat others how you would like to be treated. As a form of nonverbal communication, you can dress how you want to be treated. Convey to others what you are trying to say.
113. Prepare for the Unexpected
Keep a change of clothes in your car for emergencies. As much as you love your power suit, you also have to plan an emergency outfit that will have you prepared for unexpected accidents.
114. Is It Time To Go Out?
I am an introvert. However, when I want to go out, I polish myself and pick a power suit that will convey that I always look fantastic and that will make me feel beautiful.
115. Benefit Your Mental Health
Planning outfits and knowing how they look on you helps with the anxiety of what others might think.
This will save you the headspace to worry about more important things, and it will distract you from the stress of the situation.
Being a strong, independent woman can be hard to convey when you are small or you don’t have exotic features. That is why I try my best to dress like I am eight feet tall and have the exotic features of a Disney princess.
117. Dress To Impress
When I want to impress my ex or that boss that fired me, I dress as if I am Ms. Smith. That way, I convey an air of mysteriousness and sophistication that will tell them I am better off without them.
118. Be Unique
Have you been told everyone is unique? But you don’t know what is unique about you?
I will tell you a secret. You probably haven’t noticed it, but the people around you have actually noticed what’s special about you. So don’t try, and just do you.
119. The Little Details of You
Everyone has that something they do that works for them — a makeup trick or a special accessory. It tells everyone around you that, although you are well-dressed now, you are still you.
120. Don’t Be Embarrassed
If I’m being honest, I don’t get embarrassed like I did when I was younger. Why? Because I already experienced all the situations you would be embarrassed about.
Let me tell you something — to get rid of the embarrassment, you have to get out of your shell; don’t think and just get out.
121. You Have the Control
Life can be crazy sometimes, and a way to get back the control you lost is to take care of yourself.
Even a little thing like getting out of your sweats will do wonders for how you see yourself.
122. Put Yourself Out There
Get out of that limit that you put yourself in or that others put you in.
Break the stereotype that has been put on you, and show other people you are other things too.
123. The Benefit of the Doubt
When you dress well, others give you the benefit of the doubt. They won’t judge you right away like they would in your old ratty shirt. They’ll actually stop and give you a look.
124. Iron Must Be in Your Blood
Iron clothes must be the first thing your parents teach you. I can’t tell you enough how much of a difference it makes when I go out and others can see my clothes are as good as silk.
125. Don’t Try Too Hard
Don’t fit into clothes that don’t fit your personality. If a shirt or a dress just does not go with how comfortable you are, forget it.
126. Practice Your Swag
The way you walk is important. Have you noticed important people have a certain swagger when they present themselves?
They know they work the outfit they have, and they do not have a problem showing it.
127. Avoid Accidents
I am an accident-prone person. I can spill coffee on my clothes, make a hole in my shoes and have something sticky in my hair in just one day.
But I have noticed that when I put effort into myself, I don’t want to ruin my hard work. I actually pay attention to what I do.
128. Love Yourself
Treat yourself like you are someone you love. Treat yourself like you are your own best friend.
Think of it this way — you never want your best friend to feel uncomfortable with what she wears. You want her to love what she buys.
129. Presentation Card
My mom says that each time you go out, you’re your own presentation card. You don’t need a fancy name to advertise yourself; you just have to bring the right attitude with the perfect outfit to the table.
130. Polish Like You Love It
Polish your shoes! It will make so much difference on how they look, and for some reason, people do look at your shoes. So polish it baby, and always be prepared to evade puddles.
131. It Shows Respect
Being well-dressed is a form of manners. It shows the people you meet that they’re that important that you dress up for them.
132. Be the Peacock in a Room Full Of Chickens
Peacocks are known for how they strut, with elegant and flamboyant wings. So be that elegant bird and show the chickens how to do it.
133. Dress Smart
Do not wear an outfit if it doesn’t work with the environment you are in. Think things through. Preferably, work with clothes that cause less stress and also work with the environment.
134. It’s Like Halloween, but Everyday
Think of it as Halloween when you have to dress well. If you can be a zombie for Halloween night, why can’t you allow yourself to be well-dressed just for a couple of hours?
135. Add Beauty To Your Reality
When life is dull, maybe wearing a flamboyant dress or funky shoes that show your personality can be a way to add a little spice to it.
136. Let Creativity Shine Through
Creativity is not extinct; we just ignore it with the monotone routines of our life.
Allow that creativity to shine through your boring clothes, and be creative with what you wear.
137. Be Selfless, Not Vain
You are not narcissistic if you admit you look nice and you want others to notice.
You dress well, and you want people around you to finally look at that cover and be impressed with what you can pull off.
138. Get Free Stuff!
For some reason, being well-dressed can give you certain privileges. Because I assume people think you are a high-profile person, so they have to impress you by giving you things. For free!
139. It Will Bring You Self-Respect
Being well-dressed gives you that sense of contentment. When you feel you’re doing everything right, it allows you to be happy with who you are. It is that feeling that makes you feel you are worth it.
140. The World Will Feel Your Vibe
Your outfit will be the new, shiny thing that brings joy to the world. We are visual creatures, and we like to look at beautiful things. If you feel as beautiful as you are, the world around you will feel your vibe and will respect it.
141. Get Compliments and Boost Your Confidence
When I receive compliments, I can admit it boosts my confidence. Getting compliments is kind of cool.
It’s not vain or narcissistic; it’s just a response that we have from many years of evolution that helps us feel good about ourselves.
142. It’s a Form of Self-Expression
An outfit can convey what you can’t put into words. It can tell the world what your ideas are and what your likes and dislikes are.
143. Improve Your Mood
When you’re stressed, distract yourself by trying on clothes with your friend or making a fashion runway for your parents.
Plan your outfits and notice what works and what does not work.
144. Take Tons of Photos
Social media can’t harm you if you don’t let it. That is why taking photos is fun; they are memories that are not defined by others, and that truly can be very amusing.
145. Follow the Dress Code
I have heard too many times of friends who weren’t allowed to enter clubs or even museums because of the way they dress. So take a look at the dress code of certain places, and dress accordingly.
146. Ditch the Glamour, Bring in the Confidence
Fashion is all about glamour and what the clothes expect the person to be.
However, fashion would not be a multi-million dollar business if it wasn’t for the humans behind the clothes.
147. Manifest Your Goals
If you have certain goals, it is time to subtly show what those goals are. You never know the kind of opportunities that will happen when people know you are interested.
148. Dress and Address
Your outfit does not make you; you make the outfit sparkle. Wear it like your second skin, and show those around you who you are.
149. Your Own Brand
People will remember you from what you wear to certain moments. So be memorable by dressing well. And it does not hurt to add a little accessory that only you will wear.
150. Be well-dressed Because You Want To Be
Be the Gloria you always wanted to be, and convey who you are to others in a confident, hot kinda way.
That’s a wrap, my friends. This article was all about dressed women.
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How Can Literature Classes in College Help You in Life
Much of the world’s historical cultures and traditions have been preserved in literary pieces that can be studied to learn about the older ways of life.
Most literary pieces contain encounters filled with various human experiences that help broaden one’s understanding of the world they live in. In a nutshell, studying literature courses can help you learn about various cultures and histories through commentaries, stories, and theories.
But, there’s more. Modern literature programs and classes are usually structured in ways that enable students to absorb a lot more.
This means that today’s literature programs can help students develop several transferable skills like essay writing, critical thinking, and more.
Thus, those students who study literature in college can learn several skills that can later be beneficial to employers. In this article, we will take a closer look at how literature classes in college can help you in life ahead.
But before we jump in, students reading this should also know that certain aspects of taking literature classes can be tough. For example, it is never easy to write great essays without a thorough knowledge of the process.
Thus, to perform better, students need all the help they can get.
Today, several digital platforms help students with their academic work. For example, students can use a top platform like Studyfy for their ‘help write my essay’ or ‘edit my essay’ services.
Using such services enables students to boost their academic performance while also giving them insights into their essay work.
In no particular order, here are 8 ways literature classes in college can help you in life.
1) You Can Improve Your Communication Skills
One of the best ways of learning to communicate better is through reading more. While studying literature, students need to continually read through various types of text like prose or poetry.
They are also provided with various study notes and are also encouraged to create their own.
Literature classes can also be very interactive and engaging. Most literature programs include discussions, debates, seminars, and more.
Overall, students would be able to learn better communication through more reading, listening, evaluating, and writing.
2) You Will Be Motivated to Weave Your Life’s Story
The main essence of any work of literature is that one can always find a story in them. This is because most literary pieces are created to record various events experienced in one’s body, mind, and surroundings.
And these experienced events are usually recorded as stories. Thus, reading more literary works can help mold the idea of ‘story creation’ early on in students.
And attending literature classes in college helps students understand the know-how of how it can be done.
3) It Can Help Improve Your Evaluation Skills
Studying literature properly is not just about plain and simple reading. But it also has a lot to do with being able to discern what one reads. And learning the art of discernment can improve one’s overall evaluation skills.
Being able to discern and evaluate then goes to help students communicate and write a whole lot better.
And this skill – of reading, evaluating, and understanding – is of paramount importance in the professional world.
4) You Can Become More Articulate
Most literary works are written in different styles because they are written by different people. And the more one reads, the more they would understand the complexities behind different writing styles.
But studying literature in college has more benefits than this.
Throughout one’s literature program, they will be put through various tests to gauge and improve their literary abilities. And one of the main abilities one can work upon is being more articulate.
This means that a good literature student would always include all the details when making any type of argument or point.
5) You Can Become a Better Writer
Yes, the ability to write well depends a lot on one’s imagination and frame of mind. But, to become a great or even good writer, one also needs to do a bit of reading.
This is because, without reading previous works, one will not be able to know the required standards for great pieces of text. And without it, one will not be able to write such that it grips their readers.
In the professional world, writers are some of the most well-paid workers. This is because they can convert heaps of information into understandable and engaging texts.
And this can help a business connect with its audience a whole lot more.
6) You Can Improve Your Interactive & Social Skills
Literature courses and programs are some of the most interactive ones around. Why? Because it involves a lot of discussions, debates, storytelling sessions, and more.
In any literature class, one can always find various types of commentaries and speeches from professors and students alike.
Literature students have the unique opportunity of digging deeper into various subject areas. And the best part is that they can do so with all of their peers together.
Learning such interactive and engagement skills from one’s classroom can help them greatly in their future careers.
7) It Can Improve Your English Skills – Better Grammar, Punctuation, & More
English is not only the most spoken but is also considered a standard language across several international communities. Thus, to grow to greater heights, sooner or later, one needs to brush up on their English skills.
Most literature programs and classes around the world are conducted in English. When one takes up a program in English, they have the opportunity of learning the language usage from the masters.
Thus, learning literature early on in life can profoundly improve one’s overall English skills, which can be crucial for career progression.
8) It Can Teach You Critical Thinking & Broaden Your Horizons
To efficiently power through a literature class or program, one needs to be able to contribute adequately. But one’s contribution is often seen as beneficial when they are also able to communicate their knowledge neatly.
A study of literature can achieve this by making students find various patterns and meanings in texts. Literature from various periods of the world also contains much information about historical cultures and traditions.
It can give a lot of insight to students about how people during different times in history were, what they did, how they thought, and more. This broadens one’s horizons and makes one look at the world in an autobiographical way.
The Bottom Line
There is no doubt that studying literature in college has several benefits for one’s life. But that being said, literature programs can be difficult in terms of learning and scoring higher grades easily.
Students should learn beforehand about all the intricacies and semantics of their desired programs. Doing so would help them know which particular literature program would be the most suitable for them.
What To Bring To College – The Ultimate 2022 College Packing List
Are you having trouble knowing what to bring to college? We’ve got you covered! Check out this essential list of what to bring to college.
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This post is all about the college packing list!
Going away for college is the beginning of a brand new journey. You are leaving home behind for three or four months to live in a place that you have never been to before.
You now have to go to classes, move into your dorm room and receive a whole new set of responsibilities since you are off on your own. This is a big transition for any college student because you are going from having to abide by your parents’ rules to forming ones of your own.
Your parents will still check in with you and make sure you are okay, but now, in college, you are allowed to become independent and make your own decisions.
Now, it is your turn to have faith in yourself and make the right choices, starting with preparing what to pack away for college. You are going to be away from home for a whole semester, so you have to make sure that you have all of the things you need.
You need accessories to jazz up your dorm room. You need enough personal care products to last the entire semester. You have to make sure that all your school supplies are packed in your backpack and that you are up to date with the latest electronics.
If you are fortunate to have your own kitchen in your dorm, you must have all of the right tools with you so that you can learn to cook your meals on campus. Through this guide to packing what you have to bring to college, you will know exactly what you need and get you on the right track!
In this article
- College Packing List for your Dorm Room
- College Packing List of School Supplies
- College Packing List of Kitchen Supplies
- Essentials for Cleaning and Bathroom
- Packing List of Personal Care Products
- Packing List of Electronics
- Food and Snacks
- Packing List of Fun Stuff
You can charge your phone and earbuds while simultaneously powering your lamp and laptop with this useful powerstrip.
It has 3 outlets, 4 USB cords, and a long, braided extension cord that is sturdy and durable.
With this handy tool, there will be no more overcrowded outlets between you and your roommates!
Keep your dorm room neat and organized with this laundry basket made by DOKEHOM.
When unfolded from its collapsed state, this hamper is 28” tall and 15” wide with aluminum handles for easy transport to the washroom.
Additionally, if you are having friends in your dorm, this laundry basket can be promptly folded up and put into your closet for easy storage.
Do you want a dorm room that always has a relaxing fragrance to it when you return after a long day of classes?
This diffuser has 8 soothing colors, 2 misting modes, and will run as long as it has water in it.
The essential oils are sold separately, but this diffuser will mark your first step into the amazing world of aromatherapy.
In your many college adventures, you always need to be prepared for any possible scenario and with this first aid kit by Johnson & Johnson, you can be one step ahead.
This kit comes with 140 pieces of emergency equipment including Band-Aids, Neosporin, hand wipes, gauzes, Benadryl itch cream, Tylenol tablets, and much, much more.
Spruce up the drab walls of your dorm with these wonderful string light decorations.
With 50 clips and 50 LED lights that stretch over 17 feet long, you can hang up all the pictures you desire.
Begin with old photos from high school, then add new ones that you took while away at college!
6. Personal Fan
Most of the time, when you have a roommate or two crammed into the same small dorm, there isn’t a lot of air circulation in your room.
This fan can change this by keeping the air flowing with its 2-speed manual control.
Due to its small size, this fan should be put on a nightstand or desk.
In college, you are going to need a good planner to help keep all of your classes, assignments, papers, and projects organized.
If you are as forgetful as I am, then this planner will do wonders for you!
It comes with 50 sheets of material and sections pertaining to certain tasks, ideas, notes, to-do lists, goals, and so on.
With this enormous pack of 60 mechanical pencils, you will probably never run out until you graduate.
This set comes with three different sized pencils ranging from thin (0.5 point) to average (0.7 point) to thick (0.9 point).
They are refillable, multicolored, and definitely an upgrade over the classic wooden pencil.
This travel laptop backpack with USB charging port is what every 15- year- old boy needs!
Comes with one separate laptop compartment which accommodates 15.6-inch laptops as well as 15-inch, 14-inch, and 13-inch laptops; one large packing compartment with plenty of space for daily needs and tech electronic accessories; and the front section comes with multiple compartments, pen pockets, and a key fob hook to keep his items organized and easily accessible.
And finally with a built in USB charger outside and built-in charging cable inside, this USB backpack offers him a more convenient way to charge his phone while walking.
10. Pen/Pencil Case
After you buy all your pens and pencils, you are going to need a cute case to store them in!
This case, made by EASTHILL, can hold up to 90 pencils or 50 pencils and has mini compartments to store all of your other trinkets.
The design is also very aesthetically pleasing and the product comes in 9 beautiful colors.
11. Office Clips Set
12. 3-Hole Punch
These might be the most gorgeous notebooks that I have ever seen.
This pack of 4 books comes with 160 pages each of A5 paper and durable double-ring binding.
However, what makes this set stand out is how aesthetically pleasing the style is!
They come in 4 lovely colors: wine red, brown, green, and ivory.
If you are the kind of person who loves to highlight their notes, these highlighters are the best tool for you.
They come in 6 pastel colors and have a clean chisel point so that you can highlight words with ease.
They are also very small, so they will fit perfectly into your pencil case.
Forget about buying regular sticky notes, this organizer might have the most impressive collection of notes that I have ever seen.
It comes with 2 sets of rectangular note pads as well as 6 sticky note index arrows.
Everything is held in a sleek leather box that comes with an added ruler!
16. 4-Pocket Binder
This is the binder that everyone should have.
It can hold up to 300 pages and has 4 expanding pockets, so you should be able to hold all of your notes, assignments, and exams.
This product is durable, so it will last you a long time, and a good size, so it will fit in your backpack nicely.
How can you bring your amazing food creations to life without the proper tools?
This set has got you covered with 33 different utensils, perfect for any type of meal you are looking to prepare.
This includes a spatula, tongs, a measuring cup, tongs, a soup ladle, and much more.
Have a lovely cooking night with your friends and roommates!
18. 2-Slice Toaster
If there isn’t a toaster in your dorm room, it may be time to get one of your own.
This toaster looks like it is straight from the 1950s.
It is a great product for a college student who loves bread and bagels as much as they love a good retro aesthetic.
It would be the perfect addition to your dorm kitchen!
Once you are done cooking, baking, and preparing your meal, you are going to have to complete the next step: straightening up your kitchen.
This set of 5 brushes by Holikme is ideal for every part of your cooking space, from scrubbing your pots and dishes to polishing your pans and countertops.
Cutting up fresh fruit and vegetables in your dorm room is impossible with a good cutting board.
This set of three cutting boards in three varying sizes is exactly what you would be looking for.
These boards are made from rubber material which makes it difficult to slice through them and they are reversible as well, so you don’t have to cut meat and produce on the same side.
Certain recipes require an exact amount of an ingredient in order for the dish to come out just the way you want it to.
If you are cooking from scratch on a weekend, this kitchen scale is the way to go!
It gives accurate measurements in ounces and pounds, so your meals will always be flawless.
This mini conversion chart is an absolute lifesaver.
With this magnet, you can convert liquid volumes and dry measurements with ease.
Unless you are the type of person who knows how many tablespoons go into a cup off the top of your head, this is the most useful accessory to stick on your mini-fridge or cabinet whenever you are cooking something new.
This durable mesh caddy made by Attmu can organize your shower in seconds.
With 8 outer compartments, you can hold your combs, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, razors, and other bathroom accouterments.
Your bathroom space will be neat and free from clutter with this necessary accessory!
This mop is small but incredibly mighty and also very easy to use!
It functions with a push pedal to wring out the mop and the mop head can simply be disinfected in the washing machine.
It is perfect for cleaning up any little messes in your dorm room before your friends come over.
Between you, your roommates, and any visitors that you may have, your dorm room is going to have a lot of trash.
These Glad trash bags are cheaper when you buy them in bulk, with this set of 90 bags costing less than 20 dollars - a bargain in my opinion.
They are also lemon-scented, great for eliminating any foul odors wafting from your trash can.
26. Linen Towel Set
This towel set is exactly what you need for the bathroom in your college dorm. These towels come in a set of 6, with 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 washcloths included. They are made with 100% cotton and are sold in a variety of colors, so be sure to choose your favorite!
If you track dirt into your dorm room, it can be quite frustrating to clean up your mess without the proper tools to do so. This broom and dustpan set is easy to use and can be easily stored in a closet or corner. There is also a comb on the inside of the dustpan so the bristles of the broom will always be clean the next time you use it!
28. Face Masks
This product is wonderful for those winter months on campus when your skin is really dry and cracked. The set includes hand lotion, body lotion, and a stick of lip balm, all made from natural ingredients like beeswax, honey, aloe vera, and sunflower seed. Everything is paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free with no added dyes or pigments!
30. Facial Tools
This is the perfect tool to use on a relaxing spa day after a week of assignments and exams. Made of pure Brazilian quartz, this jade roller and gua sha set alleviates inflammation, reduces puffiness, and relaxes your skin. You can even put these tools in the fridge for an extra bit of cool soothing power!
31. Beard Kit
For anyone looking to grow or maintain a luscious beard in college, then this kit may be just what you are looking for. This set comes with beard shampoo and beard balm, to help keep your beard full and healthy, as well as a beard comb and trimming scissors, for easy maintenance.
32. Under Eye Masks
After a long night of studying, these under eye masks will do wonders. They are good for reducing puffiness and inflammation and it tightens the skin under the eyes for a rejuvenated look. These masks also come in the color of 24k gold, so you can look simply stylish while you are waiting for the magic to happen.
Everyone needs a good moisturizer to hydrate their skin when they wake up in the morning. This cleanser by Albolene is not only a great moisturizer but it is good for removing makeup as well. It is made from only 5 simple ingredients with no soap or water required!
Packing List of Personal Care Products
34. Scalp Massager
If you are looking for the perfect shower accessory that will relax your head after a stressful day in class, this scalp massager would be great for you! This product massages the scalp to reduce itchiness and promote blood circulation while preventing dandruff. It also comes in 9 cute colors!
With these healing patches, you don’t have to stress out about your skin anymore! This product comes with 96 total patches in two different sizes, 10 mm and 12mm. They are also vegan and cruelty-free. They can be worn all day and night, even throughout all your daily classes, to help get rid of any pesky skin blemishes.
If you don’t clean your pores often, you can get annoying pimples and blemishes. This device is the perfect pore cleanser that you need! The vacuum can be used in 2 intensity levels, so it works for those with sensitive skin and those with tough skin. It would be a very good addition to your skincare routine!
37. Foot File
When you spend all day walking around on campus, you can develop blisters and hardened skin on your feet that may be difficult to alleviate. This foot file will help remove any calluses or unnecessary skin on your foot so that they can become smooth and soft once again.
When you forget to charge your phone and it is on 1 percent battery with no charger in sight, it is one of the worst feelings in the world. This pack of 2 portable power banks eliminates the problem immediately. These banks are compatible with Google, Samsung, Apple, and Motorola models and include 2 USB ports, so you can charge two devices at once!
39. Sleep Headphones
These headphones are perfect for when you have trouble falling asleep and need soothing music to help wind your body down. This device could also be used while you are at the gym since they last for 10 hours of playtime in one charge and have a breathable headband.
If you are looking for a good device to play music in your dorm while you are studying, cleaning, or dancing, invest in the latest smart speaker from Amazon. You can listen to your favorite playlists from streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and SiriusXM, while also being connected to Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant.
This wireless charging station is most useful for a college student who has all of the latest Apple products. With this device, you can charge your iPhone, Airpods, and Apple Watch all at the same time. It is compatible with recent Samsung models as well and is foldable and wireless for easy transport.
Most dorm rooms don’t have a stove or even a microwave, let alone a cooking appliance as messy as a deep fryer. However, this perfectly sized air fryer will do just the trick. It can cook up to 2 quarts of food without frying it in unhealthy oils and this reduces the fat content by 70 to 80 percent.
Don’t let any leftovers from last night go to waste! This set of 16 containers in 5 different sizes is just what you need to store any kind of food, from fruits and vegetables to the pizza you had for lunch that you want to save until tomorrow. It also comes with chalkboard labels and markers so you can always mark down when the contents will be expiring.
Every dorm needs a basic tableware set. This collection comes with 12 pieces of dinnerware, including 4 10-inch plates, 4 bowls, and 4 20-ounce cups. They are made of plastic so you don’t have to worry about losing an item or throwing something out by accident.
Become the king or queen of brunch with this adorable waffle maker! You will find yourself making 4-inch waffles every day if you have this cute machine. If you are feeling experimentative, you could also put hashbrowns or cookie dough in the maker and see what happens!
47. Fitbit Versa 2
This step tracker is perfect for a student who is looking to get more active while they are away at college. The Versa 2 has so many features: it can play music, track your sleep schedule and your heart rate, can connect to Alexa, and last for at least 6 days without a charge. An essential product for those trying to be more fit!
48. Mini Projector
This mini projector is a must-have when you are having movie nights with your friends in your dorm room. It is compatible with laptops, smartphones, and TV boxes, so you can project any show or movie through these devices. This product is definitely more useful than just crowding around your computer!
49. Hand Warmers
These warmers are essential for those chilly winter months ahead, especially if you are a student going to college upstate. It can also be used as a power bank to charge your phone, 3 temperature levels ranging from “it’s a little cold outside, I need to keep my hands toasty” to “I just stuck my hands in the snow and I need to regain feeling in them once again.”
This clock looks like the strangest game of Scrabble ever played, but its unique design is a big draw for me! Not only does it look cool, but is still very useful, tracking the time through five-minute intervals. I think it would look perfect on someone’s nightstand in their dorm room.
Final Thoughts on College Packing List
Getting ready to leave for college is an incredibly difficult task because you are essentially leaving behind the life you had always known, at least for a few months, to a brand new environment.
You will become mostly surrounded by people you have never met before and you have to rely on your own decision-making to solve problems that may arise in the upcoming semester.
It may seem very overwhelming and it is easy to become stressed out during this period, especially with the preparations before you leave for college.
You want to make you have everything you need before you are off on your own, which includes your personal care products, electronics, kitchen supplies, and dorm accessories.
Hopefully, this list has helped guide you in choosing the right items to bring!
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The 30 Best Note Taking Apps – The Complete 2022 Guide
Are you looking for an easier way to take and organize your class notes? Check out these best note taking apps to help you raise your grades!
When taking notes in class, the most common way of taking them has always been with a paper and a pen, something that can be quite tiring and difficult to organize later.
In the middle of a class we may run out of ink, we may not have enough paper or we may not be able to write fast enough to keep up with the professor. And then after that, organizing the papers and folders can be a hassle.
For this reason and thanks to technology we can use our computer or our other various electronic devices to take notes in class. Taking notes from our devices can become something fundamental, since there are tools that allow us to have everything well organized and visually attractive.
Having good notes is essential in the long run when studying a series of subjects to prepare for midterms and final exams. To ease the time consuming task of taking notes, we can take them on the different models of electronics such as a tablet, phone, or laptop.
So here I leave you with the 30 best note-taking apps of 2022 to stay focused and get keep up those important grades of yours!
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- Best Note Taking Apps for Mac (Ipad)
- Best Note Taking Apps for Windows (Android)
- Best Free Note Taking Apps
Best Note Taking Apps for Mac (Ipad)
Overview: Notability for iOS is a different notes app. And this is because it allows us to add written notes, both on its virtual or physical (external) keyboard and by hand thanks to the touch screen of the iPhone or iPad. It also allows for audio or graphic recording as well!
- Capacity to insert audios directly into the notepad. Notability has the capacity to insert audio files such as recordings and voice memos into the notepad just as you´d import any other file. Adding content to the note while playing back the imported audio will sync that content with the recording.
- Page scrolling: With Notability you can scroll the pages up and down, so if you are a fan of the traditional PDF reader you will love this.
- Hyperlinks: Support for hyperlinks in typed text (web page addresses, phone numbers, emails).
- Delete pages quickly: You can´t delete multiple pages quickly. Every page has to be independently selected and deleted via a tab menu. So that´s a major pain when you have to import a large document with many pages that you don’t want.
Price: Notability is now free to download, and will require a $15 per year subscription—or $12 per year for a limited time—to unlock all of its features.
Platforms: Available for iPad, Mac, and iPhone
Overview: Simplenote is an easy way to take notes, create to-do lists, capture ideas, and more. Open the app, type a few lines, and you’re good to go. As your collection grows, keep it organized with tags and pins, and find what you need with instant search.
Since Simplenote will sync with your devices for free, your notes will be with you at all times.
- Very simple: Simplenote’s user interface is kept to a minimum. There are no formatting toolbars or extra features like notebooks to group notes. The entire desktop interface is comprised of a sidebar containing your tags and trash filters, a list of existing notes with search, a button to add a new note, and a simple view for looking at an existing note or writing a new one.
- Works Offline: Users can edit and create documents while offline, then sync their content the next time they connect to the internet. As a result, a user can work even when there is no data connection without fear of losing work.
- Time Machine: Each note edit is kept so that the user can return to a prior version of the document. This way, if you make a mistake or accidentally erase something, you may easily restore the previous version.
- Search is limited to one tag: There appears to be no way to locate notes with both tags X and Y. This isn’t a major concern until you have a lot of notes and want to run a cross-search for two topics at the same time to limit down your results.
- No support for file attachments: Embedded attachments are not supported by Simplenote. This may limit the app’s usefulness for certain users, as many other note-taking apps include this capability.
Price: Simplenote is free to download, and Simplenote’s premium subscription costs $10 per year.
Platforms: Available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, or in your browser.
Overview: You’ll love Noteshelf as a note-taking app. Take lovely notes in your own handwriting, much like you would on a notepad, but better. You may text, annotate PDFs, and make voice recordings.
- Personalize your notepads: You can choose a cover for each of them and choose between different types of pages.
- Organize your notes into groups: Classify files within Noteshelf by folders.
- Protect your documents: Both notepads and folders can be protected from prying eyes.
- Labels in your notebooks: In this way, you can enter keywords that in the future will help you find what you are looking for.
- Can´t move multiple pages at once.
Platforms: This app is available in the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch and now on Android as well!
4. Liquid Text
Overview: LiquidText allows you to quickly examine, gather, and organize information across all of your papers and webpages, then use the results to write reports, prepare for meetings, or simply study.
Squeeze a document to contrast sections, draw lines to connect concepts in different papers, comment on many pages at once, expand on your ideas, and so much more!
- Helpful hints: There are many useful indications in the shape of animations, chats, and dialogs.
- New Ways: This app allows you to design new ways of absorbing and viewing data from a variety of sources.
- Navigation: Easy navigation through longer documents.
- Send and receive: Good import and export functionality
- Crowded: Work space gets crowded with lots of notes
Price: LiquidText is a free download on the App Store, but a $9.99 Pro upgrade is necessary to gain the new ink features.
Platforms: This app is available on the Appstore for iPad, Requires iPadOS 14.1 or later, and for Mac, Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
Overview: Beyond handwriting, the ability to illustrate our notes, to add documents, images or texts, GoodNotes has a key idea: notepads. With this simple idea, it is postulated as a substitute for paper notebooks.
- Inking: The inking of GN5 is preferred over the inking of other note-taking apps. GN5 ink seems closer to the native iOS notes ink.
- Organization: Superior file management, folder structure, and folders within folders.
- Shape Tool: The shape tool does not needlessly snap onto everything. The app does not dictate the decision of where to place each line. This gives you design freedom.
- Images: The images aren’t well optimized. Images and backgrounds frequently disappear and return as you scroll through papers.
- PDF Size: Imported PDFs will have a preset page size that might be bigger than you like and this cannot be changed, but you can compress the document yourself before uploading it into the app.
Price: GoodNotes 5 costs $7.99 in the App Store as a one-time purchase.
Platforms: This app is available on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac.
Overview: Whink lets you import PDFs to read and annotate, write and type new notes, or highlight and annotate existing ones.
It is a minimalist note taking app that is meant for anyone who just wants to take notes without the hassle of going through too many complicated features.
- Simple: The app is very easy to use and understand, it can be used by almost any aged user. For adults who are not that good with technology, this will save their lives.
- Synced: The audio recordings are synced to the handwritten notes for easier and faster note taking.
- Pen: It has a chic gel ink pen and smart eraser for you to write clean and crisp handwritten notes.
- Documents: Whink app does not support writing over web page documents.
- Minimalist: The app can seem minimalist and easy to use but it is also missing many important features.
- Search: Doesn´t let you search for keywords in your uploaded PDF.
Price: $ 4.99 one-time purchase.
Platforms: This app is available on an ipad and iphone.
Overview: Evernote offers a wide range of complex modifiers and its own search syntax, making it much easier to find things. Evernote can also look for text strings in a variety of document types, such as Microsoft Office documents and PDFs.
- Easy use: Data entry is simple – through typing, voice recording, and image capture.
- Data: Data can be stored, easily accessed and edited at any moment.
- Organizing: Helps you organize everything from your flight pass to your meeting notes, to-do list, and more.
- Search: The search of all notes, even scanned documents, is extremely fast and accurate.
- Free Account: The free account includes a monthly data restriction of 60 MB, which can be expanded in order to expand the customer base.
- Offline: Notes cannot be accessed while offline browsing.
Price: Premium costs $7.99 per month and Business costs $14.99 per month.
Platforms: Evernote supports a number of operating system platforms including OS X, iOS, Chrome OS, Android, Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and webOS.
Overview: Writers, lawyers, cooks, instructors, engineers, students, parents, and more utilize Bear, a focused, flexible notes app.
Bear’s rapid organization, editing capabilities, and export choices make it easy to write quickly and share anywhere while maintaining your privacy thanks to encryption.
- Code: It’s got color code notes for a better organization.
- Images: You can add images directly into your notes.
- Sync: You can sync notes across multiple devices.
- Available: Only available for Apple devices.
- Light: Extremely light on features.
- Paid: Syncing requires a paid plan.
Price: It costs $1.49 monthly, which offers a one-week free trial. It costs $14.99 annually, which has a one-month free trial.
Platforms: Available on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.
Overview: ZoomNotes is the most comprehensive visual note-taking tool on the market, with an incredible zoom range. Make handwritten notes and sketches on large whiteboards, PDF files, pictures, and MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
- Pen Types: Choose from eight different pen types, including gel, nib, pencil, and more.
- Sticky Notes: Use sticky notes and create hierarchical visual files as sub-pages.
- Clips: Insert audio clips directly into your documents.
- Bookmarks: Save Bookmarks within your documents for quick and easy future reference.
- Some users don’t like in-app purchases
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Platforms: The app is available for an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
10. MarginNote 3
Overview: MarginNote is a program that allows you to read, annotate, and study long-form writings. Texts from EPUB and PDF can be imported and annotated using written text or highlights.
Users can choose different highlighter colors to represent different types of information, such as yellow for main ideas and blue for supporting details, and then display their highlighted text as an outline, flashcards (blue words on one side, yellow words on the other), or a mind map that shows how highlighted terms are related to one another.
- Features: Flexible, extensive features give seemingly endless options for annotating and sorting preexisting texts into usable and organized notes.
- Pedagogy: While MarginNote won’t teach users anything in particular, its features give users many ways to sort info into formats that suit their preferred study modes.
- iCloud: The app syncs your PDFs and notes to iCloud so it is immediately available on all your I-devices. This feature is not available in any other apps with this PDF feature.
- Complicated PDF reader: If you plan to use this software as your primary PDF reader, you’ll need to devote some time to learning how to use it, even if tutorials are available.
- No Auto backup: We don’t always remember to back up our files. That’s why it’s important to set up auto backup for your documents so that they’re backed up at regular intervals. You must manually back up your notes in MarginNote to a folder of your choice.
Price: Free with additional in-app purchases
Platforms: Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
Best Note Taking Apps for Windows (Android)
Overview: BlackNote is a black-and-white notes app for Android. This is the appropriate solution if the normal white background of most apps weary your eyes and you need a break.
- Simple: Very easy to use, each gadget is self-explanatory.
- Easy to see: Its black background makes it easier to see without tiring eyes.
- Passwords: You can create notes with passwords so people can´t see them.
- Doesn´t work: The checklist feature doesn´t work very well.
- Recover: It is not very easy to recover already deleted notes.
Price: It’s free!
Overview: ClearNote is a note app for Android made by the creator of BlackNote. It’s basically the same app except it’s colorful.
- Bar: The ClearNote Bar appears in the top widget sections of your home screen and gives you access to ClearNote app, YouTube, Camera, Watch, Calculator, and Web Search.
- Ease: It lets you manage and maintain all the significant notes, to-do lists, checklists, and other notes facilities with real ease.
- Widgets: It provides note list widgets and sticky note widgets with transparency configuration.
- Home screen: The notes on the home screen don´t immediately change when you edit them.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Platforms: Android phone or tablet
13. Dropbox Paper
Overview: Create new documents or edit existing files, and share them with your team directly from the app so you can capture your inspiration wherever you are.
- Free: This is a free product giving many advantages to users and at the same time, very easy to use. It lets you use your creativity for an excellent result!
- Integrate: This program has the ability to integrate many other programs and applications.
- Collaboration: Team members can each edit and view changes in real time.
- Confusing: The default folder view is unappealing, and the slow to adjust UI can be confusing, resulting in the creation of many empty documents rather than opening an existing one.
Platforms: Android, iPhone and iPad
Overview: FiiNote is a professional application that allows you to create and store notes.
- Complete: It’s compatible with a keyboard.
- Handwriting: It´s one of the best note taking apps for writing with your hand.
- Simple: Everything is very simple and easy to use.
- Bugs: Some problems with moving objects, they may appear and disappear or appear in a different place.
Platforms: Android phone and tablet
15. Bundled Notes
Overview: Bundled Notes is a beautiful, cross-platform note-taking, writing, list-making, and to-do app.
- Complete: Notes and to-do lists in one app, with reminders.
- Boards: Support for kanban-style boards.
- Editor: Markdown editor that is easy to use and has no character limit.
- Drawing: No drawing tools
- Sharing: No sharing options
Price: There’s a monthly tier going for $1.89, but you can also choose to pay for the yearly subscription at $15.
Platforms: Android phone and tablet
Overview: OneNote is the digital notebook to organize your thoughts, discoveries and ideas and simplify your planning of special moments in your life. Microsoft OneNote lets you take notes on your mobile phone and sync them across all your devices.
- Organization: It has Notebooks and sections and then individual notes allowing organization.
- Multi- format: They are multi-format – Pictures, words, formatting and can move things around the page.
- Accessible: The information is accessible both online and offline once synced to the computer.
- Multiple: Not able to work with multiple notes at the same time.
Price: Basic (free) Premium ($7.99 per month) Business ($14.99 per user, per month)
Platforms: Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
Overview: Take notes by hand naturally on your Android tablet or phone! With Squid you can write as you would on paper but using a stylus, rubber-tipped pencil, or your finger.
You can easily fill out PDF forms, edit/grade papers, or sign documents. As well as import images, draw figures, add text to your notes, quick select, copy/paste, move objects between pages and notes.
- Flexible: You can resize, duplicate, and annotate images with flexible image capabilities.
- Versatility: Multiple styles of background templates add versatility.
- Missing: Missing some features that are standard in other digital notebooks, such as tags, folders, sync, and a search bar.
Platforms: Android phone and tablet.
Overview: Notion is a hybrid of a project management tool and a note-taking app. It combines the best features of both kinds of software.
- All in one: You can do the work of several different apps all in Notion.
- Teams: It has the option for collaborating editing.
- Versatility: You can use Notion for personal, freelance business and planning startups.
- Mess: Because of its versatility it’s very easy to create a mess using the app.
- Confusing: While the integration of products into Notion’s all-in-one software is generally convenient, it can be confusing and disorganized at times.
Price: Free download with option of $4/month personal plan.
Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac and Windows
19. Standard Notes
Overview: Standard Notes is a concise and private note-taking app. It securely syncs your notes across all of your devices, including Android, Windows, iOS, Linux, and the web.
- Safety: Standard Notes encrypt your notes and information.
- Useful features: Has more features: tagging, markdown, themes.
- Sync: It is transparent about sync status and progress. When you open Standard Notes on your phone, there’s a little bit of text that counts up the notes that have been synced and saved in real time. No more fear or uncertainty about whether your notes actually synced.
- Slow: Syncing+decrypting notes on mobile can sometimes be a little slow—and can sometimes make the app crash if it takes more than a second or two.
Price: Free download and in-app purchases for $4.17 per month.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS
Overview: Nebo is capable of combining handwriting and text in a single word, sentence, or paragraph. No other note-taking app allows you to write when it’s convenient and type when it suits you.
Both active and passive styluses are now supported by the app. You can now write in the app with your fingers.
- Converting: Best handwriting – converting app
- Languages: Supports 66 languages
- Equations: Supports Math and Chemical equations
- Instances: Doesn´t support multiple instances
- Images: You can´t drag and drop images
- Recycle: Contains no recycle bin
Price: Free download and for complete features it costs just $11.42
Platforms: Windows, iPadOS, Android, ChromeOS
Best Free Note Taking Apps
21. Google Keep
Overview: Google Keep enables users to take plain-text notes and organize, edit, and share them with others via a suite of collaboration tools. You can also use Google Keep to record voice notes and set time and location-based reminders.
- Search: The search functionality on the app is great.
- Pictures: Allows pictures to be part of the notes.
- Layout options:
- Bugs: The iOS app occasionally becomes unresponsive and does not update your notes (does not display new notes from other devices or computers); this issue must be resolved by reinstalling the app.
- Space: Can take a lot of space of your Google account´s quota
Platforms: Apple and Android mobile devices plus a web app
Overview: Slite is a collaborative knowledge sharing app that improves teamwork even when members are separated. Slite is the place to keep your team’s wiki, organize project documentation, share company updates, and even keep personal notes.
- Simple: The user is not distracted by the variety of features available. It just comes to you.
- Layout Options: The layout options for placing elements, along with all of the widgets available, make Slite a powerful tool while keeping the overall user experience light and intuitive.
- Meetings: Slite makes it extremely simple to create docs in which you can not only organize, add tips, and charts, but also collaborate with another team or team member on the fly, in meetings!
- Small: Very small things, issues with how tables look on large monitors.
- Convenience: a more convenient interface for “tracking changes” or seeing what has recently changed.
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android
Overview: Whether it’s today’s journal entry, tomorrow’s thesis, or a future bestselling novella, you have handwritten notes, a business memo to share, an essay to write, a story to tell, an article to edit, or a lecture to record.
All of your notes and documents can be created, edited, and organized in one location using Notes Writer.
- PDF: One of the best apps for PDF reading.
- Brightness: It has a convenient option to adjust the brightness.
- Multitasking: Having open tabs is great for multitasking and studying.
- Limit: There are roughly 36 pre-made notes and 6-7 folders included with the free software. When you try to create your own folders or notes, it warns you that the free version has hit its limit and that you must upgrade to have limitless notes.
Price: There´s a free version
Platforms: iOS and Android
Overview: Grammarly is an academic writing application that automates grammar, proofreading, and writing revision. Grammarly examines and checks a piece of text you’ve written for errors.
The free edition covers the essentials, while the subscription version goes a step further by providing stylistic and best-writing-practice recommendations.
- Real time correction: Instead of writing everything out and then selecting the “check spelling and grammar” button, you’ll be able to tell straight away whether you’ve made a mistake.
- Highly accurate: There aren’t many mistakes made by this grammar software. It may occasionally misread what you’re trying to say or insert a comma where one isn’t required or desired, but it has a high rate of accuracy overall.
- Easy: Grammarly doesn’t just tell you when you’ve made a mistake. While that would be fine, this program takes a step further by providing explanations so that you can learn and develop.
- Doesn´t work on everything: Grammarly does not work with Google Docs, which might be a big pain for those of you who rely on this writing program on a regular basis.
Price: Free with in product purchases
Platforms: Android and iOS devices
Overview: As a productivity tool, this app has a lot of potential. It can be used to jot down notes, brainstorm ideas, or draw out a tale. Paper’s adaptability allows you to blend the arts and productivity while working with digital technologies.
- Pictures: You can organize, easily cut, and add pics and edit them.
- Quick: The ability to easily use and switch tools.
- Control: Gives greater control over the graphic elements that you are able to add to notes and sketches.
- Brushes: The brushes are not very precise, which makes it hard to be exact.
- Tools: Very limited tools in the free version.
Platforms: iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Overview: Ulysses is a distraction-free, minimalist writing tool that works with both short and long-form projects. It is used by bloggers, authors, and content providers to write articles, novels, and other types of material.
- One place: The app stores your writing in one single place.
- Distraction: Distraction free interface.
- Exporting: Comes with a lot of exporting options available for you to share your work and notes.
- Template: No pre-designed templates
- Cost: The citation machine costs money.
- Only with sheets: Because Ulysses only works with sheets, there are no unique features or arrangements for taking notes or rapidly writing down uncooked ideas for future reference.
Price: Free version, paid version
Platforms: Mac, iPad, iPhone
27. My Note Taking
Overview: Perfect and simple notepad for journaling and taking notes everywhere you go.
- Easy: Clean and beautiful interface with easy-to-understand functions.
- Search: With the quick search feature, you can find your notes faster.
- Customize: You can customize font size and style.
- Ads: Full screen ads may pop up on your screen.
- Keyboard: The keyboard may sometimes block the words.
Platforms: OS: iOS, iPhone, iPad
28. Zoho Notebook
Overview: Zoho Notebook is a free note-taking app by Zoho Corp, a cloud-based software business that specializes in low-cost solutions. Over the previous few years, Notebook has constantly evolved, and it now syncs your notes across all major platforms and the web.
- Quick: Saves information in a quick way.
- User friendly: It’s incredibly user-friendly, with vibrant color note pages, and it takes very little time to install on most platforms.
- Customize: You are able to customize the covers of my notebooks as well as the color of each note.
- Shortcuts: Lack of shortcuts which is frustrating when working on multiple tabs.
- Cards: Notes are presented as cards, there is no option to have a list view, which takes less space.
Platforms: Android and iOS mobile devices, macOS, Windows, Linux, and the web.
Overview: Take notes, organize your to-do lists, and collaborate with co-workers. Share folders to organize your projects at home or in the office. You can use all the functions perfectly without an internet connection: as soon as you reconnect everything is synchronized.
- Concise: When your team needs to quickly brainstorm and scribble down ideas, Quip is a terrific tool to employ. It removes all extraneous formatting and user interface options, leaving you with a blank canvas on which to work smarter.
- Functionalities: Import and export functionalities are really good.
- Cloud: Having your notes accessible via the cloud is a fantastic way to stay on top of things.
- Limited: Text formatting controls are limited.
- PDFs: Doesn´t work well with PDFs
Platforms: iOS and Android
30. Nimbus Note
Overview: Nimbus Note is a cross-platform information repository and note-taking application that lets users make and update notes, customize screenshots, save web pages, and share files with their peers quickly.
- Sync: Note-taking web app which has a fully syncing android and ios app.
- Tons of features: Excellent organizational options (workspace, folders, multiple levels of subfolders), and a plethora of functionality.
- External elements: Ability to integrate external elements into a note as “Embed.
- Order: Impossible sorting (defining the order of) workspaces and notes manually.
Platforms: iOS and Android
Taking good notes in class is essential, they help extend the teacher’s explanation, which then facilitates success in exams.
Taking notes with a pen and a paper brings with it the idea of boredom and quickness; students might just see it as an obligation of just jotting in everything that comes out of their teacher´s mouth in such a fast way they are not even understanding the meaning of their notes.
But today, with such advanced technologies, all those applications to write notes have saved and can save many students’ and adults’ lives at the time of writing their notes, ideas, or whatever crosses their minds.
These applications bring with them a number of tools that not only work for writing down each idea, but also let you organize everything your way, letting it look clean, colorful and even with incorporated images, videos and audios.
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