4 Things I Wish I Knew About Style And Fashion
You don’t need a huge budget to be stylish?—?in fact, they’re unnecessary for the modern-day fashionista. Instead, practicality wins the day. Here are 6 things I wish I knew about style and fashion before I spent $2,000 on a Prada handbag.
1. Always Plan Your Outfits.
Outfit planning ahead of time is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your style almost instantaneously. By doing so, you’re making a conscious effort to decide what you want to wear the night (or even the week) before a big event. This makes it less likely for you to roll out of bed and throw on jeans and a T-shirt for the fifth day in a row. Being on top of your outfit planning and style choices can really make all the difference, although it may not seem like it at first.
As you plan more and more of your outfits, you become better at doing so repeatedly. Eventually, you make better fashion choices subconsciously?—?and voila. You’ve just exploited one of the easiest ways to upgrade your style without doing much extra work.
Many of the most stylish women in the world have created a “uniform” for themselves?—?they plan their outfits meticulously, and through doing so have discovered what looks great on them specifically.
2. Seek Outfit Inspiration from Magazines, Fashionistas, and Social Media.
What’s the next-easiest way to develop a killer sense of style? Seek outfit inspiration from beauty magazines, influential fashionistas, and social media channels promoting new brands and clothing articles.
It’s great to have a core brand that you trust for all of your fashion needs, but what happens when you want something new or even something different? Making an effort to discover new brands via social media, your favorite fashion magazines, or the latest influential online fashionista trends can reap dividends in providing you with a unique and sexy new style.
With that being said, keep exploring year-round to find some special and stylish clothing items your friends may have missed out on. From high-end designer labels to lower - mid-range brands, you’re sure to find something you love if you keep looking for it.
3. Always Overdress for the Occasion?—?Just to Be On The Safe Side.
If you think you’re going to be entering an event whilst overdressed, that’s still a much better fate than entering underdressed (both literally and figuratively). Overdressing can be expensive, though?—?here’s how you can get around that. Instead of purchasing items for specific events, try your best to collect a few dressier pieces to wear in case you find yourself unsure of proper event attire.
Versatility and classiness should come together to create a look that radiates confidence and style for any occasion?—?not just your work Christmas party or in-law’s wedding. As much as we like the specific and targeted pieces we purchase, they usually fade in usefulness after a single outing. Simplicity is the mother of repetition because you can wear simplistic outfits over and over again?—?they fit any occasion because they’re not too niche for any particular event.
4. Accessorize, Accessorize, and Accessorize Some More
Necklaces, bracelets, watches, handbags, rings, earrings, a new hairstyle, a fresh layer of concealer/mascara, or just about any other fashion accessory is useful in sprucing up your style for good. Just add one (or many) fashion item(s) and watch your look improve drastically?—?accessorizing yourself brings with it a sense of unbridled sophistication and fashion.
In short, always be accessorizing. And while you’re at it, invest in the wardrobe items and accessories you already own?—?fixing them instead of buying new ones can save you a lot of time and money. A good seamstress or leatherworker can prove invaluable when an expensive product is on the line?—?spending money to restore existing fashion items will always be cheaper than purchasing new ones.
If you’re looking into accessorizing and don’t know where to start, look no further than rental fashion?—?it’s never been easier to rent clothing items and accessories (watches, necklaces, bracelets, etc.) online for any occasion. You can frequently wear something new while paying less money for more fashion options.
You can also step out of your comfort zone and rent a piece you may have been too afraid to purchase?—?doing this will inevitably broaden your fashion horizons.