You’ve seen them and you want to be them: that person walking effortlessly down the street, wearing a fearless outfit and exuding an ineffable joie de vivre. “Some people can pull anything off!” You exclaim to a friend. But no, you can do it too. You just have to have the right attitude. So here are a few tips to step up your style game.
1. When in doubt, overdress
Here’s a secret: it’s all about the confidence. Next time you’re deciding between an exciting outfit versus a more sedate alternative, just go for the excitement! Don’t worry about being too overdressed or eye-catching: stylish people are stylish because they STAND OUT.
2. Plan outfits ahead of time
Capsule wardrobes are all the rage, and it’s no wonder why! Everyone is able to mix and match their clothing into various cute outfits, but sometimes you’re short on time. In order to be flawlessly put-together every day, set out your outfit the night before. That way, you don’t feel frazzled and unsure about your outfit when you actually put it on. With foresight, you too can be as self-assured as a runway model.
3. Buy quality essentials
Start off by investing in quality classics that can be used in multiple outfits. A good pair of classic sunglasses, a quality leather purse, and a smart pair of shoes are three items that can make any outfit look great.
4. Find a tailor
Well-fitting clothes are a must. I repeat, well-fitting clothes are a MUST. But in a time when the same size fits differently at each clothing brand you visit, it can be difficult to find clothing that actually fits! The answer? Tailoring. Simply shop for your largest body part, and everything else can be taken in. This is especially helpful if you’re between sizes. Sometimes garments can be let out as well, using the extra space in the zipper or side seam.
5. Be brave with makeup
A bold red lipstick or a fun eyeshadow color can change your entire look. Just don’t go overboard choose one feature to accentuate at a time.
6. Don’t mix patterns
Make sure not to mix patterns! You can play with your clothing’s colors, but don’t go for more than one pattern. So for instance, stay away from stripes with florals. It can help to designate one pattern and choose colors that are going to compliment it.
Style is far from an innate quality; it can also be learned. And with these tips, be more confident and stylish in clothes that fits you, both on the outside and the inside! Fashion is one of the most visceral and immediate ways of expressing yourself to others, so take advantage of it!