In modern society, styles and fashions come and go in the blink of an eye. That said, you can learn to make sense of it all. You need not be lost about fashion, keep reading for more tips to keep ahead of the style game.
Classics Never Fail
For the bulk of the budget you have for fashion, buy classics and basics. Target items that are always in fashion, yet work with other styles as well. A black, basic pencil skirt is always in style and can be updated with jackets and tops that follow the trends of a particular season.
For instance, fitted classic white shirts are good investment. You can very easily dress up darker colored jeans by putting on a white shirt and classy high heels. You can also wear colored jeans, but only if you’re trying to achieve a casual look. To maintain your white shirts, bleach them to keep the look new and bright. Just make sure that you don’t mix it with any your colored clothing during laundry or bleach the wrong clothes on accident.
Invest In Good Classic Pieces, Go Easy With Trendy Pieces
It’s great to stay updated with the new fashion trends in the industry. Style is constantly changing, so keep up with fashion magazines to learn about the latest trends. This is not about following fashion blindly, as not every pieces in trend will suit your personality. Assess what trends will suit your style most and can be matched with classic pieces. As a rule of thumb, always spend less on trendy pieces because they come and go, but invest more in quality classics.
Good Fit Is Everything
Watch out for sizing. Never purchase an item of clothing without seeing how you look in it. Body measurements are not the guide for clothing sizes anymore. Every brand has its own fit. If purchasing your clothing online is your best choice, make sure you study the sizing charts on the website. Also make sure that all of the clothing you buy can be returned.
Don’t buy an item of clothing just because it is on sale for a great price. Remember, no dress or other clothing item out there is ever worth purchasing unless it fits your fashion sense perfectly and accentuates your body. It’ll just end up collecting dust in the closet because you won’t wear it, which is wasting your money.
Your Hairstyle can Make or Break Your Image
Many are under the impression that fashion only pertains to clothes. Hair is just as important as anything that is being worn and can make the difference between a great look and a bad one. You need to invest in proper hair care products and ensure that your hair style stays current and is a complement to your daily style.
Power Of Illusion
If you are wearing a plus size and want to look smaller, stay away from floral patterns with large shapes and flowers. Large shapes accentuate size, which is not flattering. Find a dress with smaller patterns to reduce the emphasis on your body size and more on the detail.
If you are overweight and want to look skinnier, wear a blouse in black or a very dark color over a dark-colored skirt. This will mask your look so that you are not emphasizing bulges. An elastic waistband in your skirt provides more comfort.
Style On a Budget
If money is an issue, don’t let it hold you back. Either spend more time hunting more stylish bargain clothes, or simply hold a clothes swap party with your girl friends. They may be willing to part with fashionable items they have tired of. Not only you are doing the environment a great favor, you can also gather some awesome fashionable pieces for free.
Your Signature Style
Create a style that is unique. Many people follow the trends set by others, but truly original fashionista develop their own sense of style. This may not work for everyone, but if you feel like you can handle it, people will admire you for doing your own thing.
Don’t let the remarks of others get you down. Not everyone has to look like they belong in Hollywood. As long as you dress in the way that feels comfortable to you, then others will appreciate your style.
There is no such thing as being perfectly fashionable. First, there are no perfect people, and it is an unattainable goal. If you focus on perfection, you lose the freedom to be yourself. Make your style your own and don’t try to be perfect.
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