There are plenty of things that contribute to how comfortable we feel in our skin, including things such as our self-worth, self-confidence, social abilities, and so on. Somewhere on the spectrum of importance is our appearance. Even if we wish it weren’t always the case, it’s undeniable that we tend to feel better about stepping out into society when we just know that we look our best. A stylish person will always turn heads! But of course, part of the appeal of the style is that it’s not something that everyone has. If it were easy, then everyone would do it, right? It is, however, possible to learn how to increase your style levels. We take a look at a few helpful tips that’ll have you on the right path below.
Out With the Old
We all have those favorite items of clothing that are always on heavy rotation when it comes to putting together our outfits. However, it is possible to be too loyal to your most favorite pieces. If you’re going to look your best, then eventually you’ll need to make those hard decisions, which will involve retiring the items that are well past their best. Put those items to the back of the wardrobe and only wear them in the house. The upside of this is that you’re able to hit the shops and invest in new favorites!
The Right Fit
Of course, if you’re going to buy new clothes, then you’ll want to ensure that they’re as good as possible. There’s no point spending your hard-earned cash on clothing that doesn’t make you pop. One of the common mistakes people is that they don’t buy clothes that fit correctly. It’s well worth figuring out your size and body shape; after you do, you’ll find that you’re able to buy clothes that look like they were designed with you in mind.
We all have our preferences when it comes to clothing; this is what can be considered our personal sense of style. However, it’s worth remembering that style isn’t just an individual act; it’s a collective one. There are styles and items of clothing that are in fashion, which help to showcase the wearer as a fashionista who knows what’s hot and what’s not. Some brands just reflect the culture and typify all that’s hot. You don’t need to know where Supreme clothes are made or the backstory to know that their clothes are trendy. So be sure to stay on top of the latest trends — it’ll push you towards dressing more stylish, and it’ll even feel more effortless, especially if you’re drip-feeding the information into your subconscious.
Spend a Little More
Everyone loves a bargain, sure, but there are some items where it’s worth paying a little more. A haircut is one such example; you can really tell the difference between the cheapest haircut in town and one that costs a little more than you would normally spend. The same principle applies to clothing. While there are some wardrobe essentials where you can keep the costs as low as possible, there are others where it’s worthwhile pushing the budget a little. If you’re looking for an item that you hope will turn heads for all the right reasons, then looking at the slightly more expensive options — you will notice the difference.
Find Your Colors
You weren’t born to wear every type of clothing. There are some pieces that will suit you more than others. While part of this will involve the style of clothing (such as the shape), the thing that influences whether an item will suit you most is the color. You probably have an intuitive sense of which colors look good and which don’t, but it’s worthwhile making investigating this aspect a little further and coming up with a concrete color scheme for your wardrobe.
While there are some fashion houses that have fantastic designers coming up with the latest clothing, this isn’t how the majority work. Most companies that produce clothing get their ideas from elsewhere, most notably the streets. If you take a look at people in public, you’ll likely come across people that have a really well put together a sense of style. So be inspired! When you see someone that looks outstanding, take notes on how they’ve done it, and incorporate it into your own outfits.
Develop Your Style
Once you’ve got the basics of your outfits down, you’ll want to look at developing it further. The great thing about clothing is that it never stands still for too long; there are always new fashions popping up. So be sure to keep on pushing your sense of style forward — over time, you might just find that you’re the one that functions as the style icon for others in society.
While you’ll want to have those trendy items that show you know what’s hot in the here and now, don’t overlook the all-time classics that everyone should have in their wardrobe. An outstanding winter coat, little black dress, and high-quality boots (to name just three classic items) will last for years, ensuring that you always have something to wear. One thing to remember is that classic items shouldn’t be produced from the bargain bin. You’ll get what you pay for, and you want the items to last for years!
Walk With Confidence
Finally, remember that the key component of being stylish is to walk with confidence. You could have the best outfit in the world, but if you’re walking like you don’t belong in the outfit, then you’ll be losing much of the power! Of course, confidence is famously brittle, but there are things you can do to push it in the right direction. Just walking tall with your shoulders back can be helpful when you’re in a pinch!
Developing your style isn’t going to happen overnight; it’s an ongoing and developing process, but one that is worthwhile. And what’s more, it can even be fun to do!