Sometimes when you are walking down the street and see somebody wearing a fearless outfit, so you wonder "I don't have that sense of fashion, this is for few ones". But guess what?! Style is in your identity, it is the way you express yourself to the world, and it's not like a super difficult puzzle to be a stylish person. Follow these tips and put your personality on your outfits.
1. It’s all about confidence
Next time you’re deciding between an exciting outfit versus a more sedate alternative, just go for the excitement! Don’t worry about being too overdressed or eye-catching: stylish people are stylish because they Stand Out!
2. The Basic can be stylish
Do you know those basic look jeans + white T-shirts? It can look great when accompanied by a bolder third piece, such as a vest, leather jacket, and some accessories. Having a colorful or textured item in the composition also makes all the difference.
Start off by investing in quality classics that can be used in multiple outfits. A good pair of classic sunglasses, a quality leather purse, and a smart pair of shoes are three items that can make any outfit look great.
3. Have a trustworthy tailor
Well-fitting clothes are a must. But in a time when the same size fits differently at each clothing brand you visit, it can be difficult to find clothing that actually fits! The answer? Tailoring. Simply shop for your largest body part, and everything else can be taken in. This is especially helpful if you’re between sizes. Sometimes garments can be let out as well, using the extra space in the zipper or side seam.
4. Choose your looks in advance
Choose your outfit the night before. Sometimes in that morning rush, just put the first thing you could find in a hurry. That way you can choose something practical, elegant and feel good, rather than running and feeling like a mess all day long! Plus it gives you time to choose your accessories.
5. Keep It Balanced
Always try to balance what you are using on your upper and lower body. If you're wearing plain jeans or a simple skirt, try to add some scarves or some necklaces. If you are wearing too many neck accessories, avoid wearing big hats and too many bracelets. And the same goes for the opposite: if you're wearing loose jeans with a huge belt, try to keep your upper body simple
6. Don’t mix patterns
Make sure not to mix patterns! You can play with your clothing colors, but don’t go for more than one pattern. So for instance, stay away from stripes with florals. It can help to designate one pattern and choose colors that are going to compliment it.
7. Stick with the classics
Some pieces are not just a trend, they are fashion statements, for example, White T-shirt and blue jeans, always have those on your wardrobe. As the fashion icon, Yves Saint-Laurent once said: “I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.”
8. Invest in accessories
Add a touch of sparkle to your look: a pair of elegant earrings, a delicate chain around your neck or an original bag. To rock out on a special occasion, choose strapless dresses with a fitted top. Another option is a bolder neckline dress. Note that deeper necklines should be combined with long skirts to maintain proper proportions.
9. In doubt?! Go Black!
The black color is always a guaranteed hit. It's a great choice for those who don't want to waste time choosing what and how to wear. In black, you will always look elegant and stylish.
10. Express who you are
Style is far from an inborn quality; it can also be learned, developed and changed with the time. And with these tips, be more confident and stylish in clothes that fits you, both on the outside and the inside! "Fashion is one of the most visceral and immediate ways of expressing yourself to others". So take advantage of it!