With fashion guidance for styling any outfit in your closet, you may acquire confidence in your style in a variety of ways.
1. Mix patterns and textures: Gone are the days of matching your purse to your shoes. Contrasting materials and designs create a striking fashion statement. Begin with neutral patterns like stripes and low-key textures like leather and knits, then add sequins and paisleys in little doses (like a scarf, tie, or clutch) until you figure out what works for you.
2. Invest in dependable wardrobe staples such as an iconic little black dress, a pair of perfectly fitting jeans, a classic blazer, simple T-shirts and button-downs in neutral hues, and an easy leather jacket (or denim jacket). The trick to looking put together is to invest in a capsule collection of mix-and-match basics (and learn how to dress them).
3. Check that your clothes fit perfectly: Hiring a professional tailor is one way to make any piece of clothing seem beautiful. Tailored clothing not only looks better, but it also feels better. Pants that drag on the floor and gowns that bunch up awkwardly will not make you feel fashionable. If your capsule wardrobe fits you well, you can begin to experiment with over-and under-sized things in a tasteful, not sloppy, way.
4. Discover your personal style: It can take years to develop a signature style, but you can get started by establishing a mood board. Remember that personal style is an experiment; you never know what fantastic looks are in store for you until you enter the dressing room. Menswear and womenswear categories should not define how you shop. Take the time to experiment with colours and shapes to see what looks best on your own body.
5. Wear a belt: Wearing a belt is one of the simplest ways to make any outfit look more put-together. It’s also a terrific method for restoring balance to an otherwise unbalanced look, such as a long cashmere sweater and billowy midi skirt.
6. Experiment with colour: If you’re afraid to add colour to your outfit, start with just one colourful piece and keep the rest of your outfit neutral.
You’ll learn which colour combinations work best for your style as you become more acquainted with colours.