I know your closet is probably full of everything and you almost certainly have all the pieces you need to create good style. This depends on your taste, not just your budget, because nowadays the stores have many beautiful pieces, which aren’t necessarily expensive. Since we’re on our way back to the office, business fashion will again play an important role. Being chic means investing in details and opting for classics, to which we always adda personal touch. That is the formula to creating a recognizable style, which is entirely our own. Although I love shopping, I also know that timeless pieces are here to stay and it’s smartto have them around, because we simply cannot miss with them. w So today, I’m offering some advice on what to wear and how to style the pieces in order tolook chic on a budget.
Get to know yourself
If you go to a luxury store, you’ll probably see lots of beautiful, fashionable pieces, but they won’t necessarily suit you. This is true of all brands: just because something is Chanel, it doesn’t mean that it will look flawless on your body. The first step is to know the pluses and minuses of your body and buy piecesthat will enhance your beautiful attributesand cover the less beautiful. It takes a good measure of self-criticism, a mirror and a big smile. And no husbands, please.
In times of prints and wild patterns, elegance means less of everything. Which is not the same as being drab, far from it. Black is alwaysvery chic, but opt for fresh shades in the summer and play with accessories, such as bags, belts, jewelry and shoes. A little black dress is a must, but don’t forget about colors, even very intense shades that bring out your eyes, for example, like emerald green, sky blue, chocolate. If the colors are lively, tone themdown with black in the winter and white in the summer. It’s a fail-proof rule.
One piece rule
If you’re wearing one flawless piece, you’ve already won. What I mean is that the one piece is really better than the rest, but it doesn’t have to be of highdesigner, even though it is undoubtedly true that designer items are tailored better and the material should also be of a higher quality. A silk blouse is perfect to style jeans with, satin trousers are beautiful with a cotton T-shirt, a simple and basic jersey dress is wonderful with a nicely tailored blazer. Try to wear at least one piece that is not ready-to-wear fashion; I have nothing against it, but these days there truly is too much of it.
Shoes and bag
They’re your treasures, so invest in them. There is nothing like a good bag! I can honestly say I prefer a single gorgeous Chloe bag over 30 no name bags, which are mostlymade of plastic and leave traces on clothes. It just happened to me not long ago that I was enraged, because I bought a new raffia bag on the market, which I really liked, but it completely ruined a pair of trousers the first time I wore it, because it was poorly finished and too sharp. So now I have a bad bag and destroyed pants at home, thereforI didn’t achieve much. Similar is true for shoes: quality shoes are an investment, you’ll wear them a long time, they’re comfortable and look good, but do opt for something a bit out of your comfort zone every now and then. Animal print is still nr. 1!
So, which detail do we opt for? Lipstick, statement jewelry, nail polish color, belt, collar, wide sleeves, lace trimming. It’s details that create good style and if you pay close attention, you’ll see them everywhere. For example, a basic T-shirt looks better, if it has a little pocket in front. A sweater is more elegant, if it’s made of cashmere. A skirt is more refined, if it’s knee-length. Jeans can be very interesting, if the cut is right and they’re made of quality material. It’s all about details, just like everything in life.
And don’t forget, you should have fun with fashion and always take it with the right dose of irony!
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