Not every outfit needs to be a game-changer, but you want to do all you can to express yourself authentically with the clothes you wear. Your style and fashion sense is more like a muscle. One that requires building up, finessing, and a commitment to the journey. Quite often people who want to learn how to improve their style end up haphazardly trying and failing. This leads to frustrations and an easy out of “I’m just above fashion” or “ I don’t waste my time on something as frivolous as fashion”. Your fashion style is a form of self expression. It communicates to the world who you are, and what you want to be known for. A picture can paint a thousand words, and your style has the power to paint your words, feelings, and self.
Your closet/wardrobe is the foundation to your style. Keep it clean and up to date. If you own clothes that you no longer wear, just give them away, sell them, so they can get a new life. Fashion is not about having clothes hanging in the closet, is about wearing something super nice that makes you feel comfortable. Whether you like baggy clothes, fitted clothes, or a combo of both pay attention to how they fit your body. Be curious, search the net, reed books and magazines, follow nice women on Instagram and once you have found some images you like, start re-creating them on yourself. Take the core highlights of the outfit and add it into your style rolodex. It may take a few tries to tweak, but this is the only way to starting honing your instincts and learning about your personal fashion sense. We all have our go-to pair of jeans or favorite sweater that we feel 100% comfortable in. Those are the pieces you should start with when experimenting with a new style or garment. While the core of the outfit might still be a winner, you need to make sure you update it.
The details of an outfit are critical to developing the style fully. Pay attention to all the small things that will make your outfit look perfect, new, clean and special: accessorises, hats, belts, shoes, bags. Don’t impulse buy and reign in your shopping habits, know your clothing inventory, embrace the new, but never exaggerate. The fact is I am in love with fashion since ever, but I always work on myself before buying new clothes and filling gaps with a super expensive bag. Avoid boxing yourself in by writing rules about what you can and can’t wear. Maybe you always dress like a rocker, but one day you come across a preppy blazer that speaks to you for some reason. Don’t hesitate to try something new: your style will become more defined by variety, not less.
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