IMO it should all start with the lowering; if the car sits just right, with a nice set of wheels, it can look amazing. And remember, sometimes less is more!
Take the bagdes and fog lights off, black out all the chrome, some tire/trim shine and the car will be great. Dont be scared to lower it, most of us have driven LOW cars in the winter at some point. Euro plates are cool, in Europe! But when you must have 2 on the same bumper, it gets too busy IMO.