Some people say that the clothes you wear don’t matter as much as your intelligence – this can be true in some cases, but clothes are still important. They are an expression of ourselves, an extension even. Depending on the industry you want to work in, they can help you to land a job or project a more confident version of yourself. They can completely change your outlook.
So if you don’t know your personal style yet, or you simply want to hone it, then these fashion and style tips could very well change your life. Take a look:
Always Show Skin Strategically
You should always show your skin strategically. Showing off too much skin will look as if you’re trying to get attention, and that isn’t classy. A good rule to follow is this: choose just one area to show, either your legs or your chest.
It’s so much sexier to leave something to the imagination than to show it all off at once.
Always Have the Basics on Hand
Always have basics on hand to help you create different looks in your wardrobe, whether you’re going casual or going out. You need plain t-shirts, a good pair of jeans, a jacket, etc.
It’s also nice to have really interesting, colored and patterned clothing, but having the basics will ensure you always have something practical to wear when you need it.
Wear Bright, Patterned Accessories
If you want to make your outfits look more interesting and show off your personality, do it by wearing bright, patterned accessories. You can make a huge statement this way, and it can get you into wearing pattern and color on other items that you wear.
Buy Things You Love and Multiply
If you find something you absolutely love, whether it’s the fit or style, then don’t be afraid to buy one or two more in different colors. If something works, don’t question it. If you know you’ll get your wear out of it and you feel amazing in it, then go ahead and buy more of them.
Use the Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds is a really clever rule that helps to make every outfit you put on work. The goal is to avoid splitting yourself down the middle in an unflattering way. Instead, you want to make things into thirds. You would do this by wearing a long top and leggings, or high-waisted skirt/trousers and a shorter top or a top tucked in. It’s so much more flattering and will add interest to your outfits.
Have a Scarf on Hand
Every woman should have a scarf on hand. A good scarf can be worn around your neck, in your hair, as a belt, or even as a bag accessory. It can be worn so many different ways, it’s definitely worth investing in one that you love. Buy a high quality material to make sure it lasts.
Take Care of Your Clothes
If you’re buying throwaway fashion from cheap stores, there’s no guarantee that they will last a long time. However, spending a little more on your clothing will ensure that you have them for awhile. To maximizer their longevity, make sure you follow the washing instructions and be careful around things that could snag your clothes.
Always hang them up when finished with them too!
Make a List Before You Go Shopping
Before you go shopping, make sure you make a list. Not of things you want, although that can help you to stay focused. Instead, make a list of your favorite wardrobe pieces so they are fresh in your head. You can then aim to buy things that you’ll be able to wear with those pieces. This is a great way to stay on track and buy worthwhile things that you’ll actually wear.
Layer Up Your Jewelry
Layering up your jewelry is a Coco Chanel favorite. It looks amazing and can help add depth to your outfits.
Be Open Minded
Always be open minded when it comes to fashion and style. I love to take something into the changing room that I don’t think I’d usually wear, and just try it on anyway. I find all kinds of inspo on www.styledbymarieclaire.com.au. Make sure you try this tip, even if it’s just to laugh at yourself!
Learn How to Mix Up Prints
Wearing prints is one thing, but mixing them up is a completely different ballgame. If you want to make your outfits look even more interesting and stylish, then you must try this! It’s quite easy to do. All you need to do is choose patterns from the same kind of family, or patterns that are the same size.
Having something that ties the patterns in well together makes them look better.
Find a Brilliant Tailor
You won’t always find clothes that look incredible on you, although you may like them. You always have the option of visiting a tailor if you find that this is often the case. They will be able to make things look even better on you, but it’ll cost you a little extra (but it’s by no means outrageous). Once you’ve found a good tailor, make sure you stick with them!
These fashion and style tips really could change your life. Don’t listen to people who say fashion isn’t important or your clothing doesn’t matter. It can make a huge difference to your life if you let it. Have fun experimenting!
Do you have any fashion or style tips? Let us know in the comments below!