Owning a plethora of clothing garments doesn’t always amount to an impeccable style. You may have great instincts when hunting new goodies but at the same time have trouble mixing them all together in order to create an impeccable outfit. This is an issue most people have, and it’s nothing that can’t be rectified. You just need a few pointers, which is exactly where we come in. We’re here to give you the skinny on what it takes to achieve a fashionable look on a daily basis so you can leave your home every morning looking like nothing short of fashion perfection. Great style is five simple steps away from you and you’ll be able to master and implement them with the greatest of ease.
Spice it up
There are days when we simply don’t want to look overdressed. Yes, Oscar Wilde said that a person can never be overdressed, but he doesn’t live in the 21st century and doesn’t know that there is such a thing as the dress code and knowing your audience. Hence, there are days when you’ll want to step out in nothing more than a pair of jeans and a simple tee, but even this low-key, and to some even a monotonous look, can be elevated into casual chic with the usage of mighty accessories. All you need is a great bag on your shoulder, a pair of sunglasses, and voila – you’ve got yourself an entirely transformed outfit. Never underestimate the power of a good accessory. Regardless of whether you’re all dolled up or completely low-key in terms of clothing, never leave your house without at least one attention-grabbing accessory.
Know your Crowd
Some of the most stylish people in the world carry that title because they know how to dress appropriately for the given occasion. At the office, you’ll go for a more conservative look elevated by structured, statement yet minimalistic jewelry and a poignant bag. For a night out, you will bust out a killer pair of heels and a bejeweled clutch to both literally and figuratively elevate your look. Casual brunch Saturdays call for athleisure spruced up with a good bag and killer specs – Bella Hadid style; and when you’re invited to a theme party, you won’t show up wearing jeans and a top – you’ll either go for one of the amazing gothic costumes, a flapper dress, or any other getup dictated by the invite. You have to be a fashion chameleon in the sense that you always preserve a sense of uniqueness but always dress the part.
Introduce a few new Members
While it’s completely true that you shouldn’t fall prey to trends, as by doing so you risk throwing your established sense of style off track, you definitely need to update your wardrobe with a trendy item or two so your look doesn’t become outdated and monotonous. For instance, polka dots and resort stripes are this summer’s go-to patterns, while both pastel hues and prime colors have dominated the runways. You have plenty of choices among current trends, so choose the ones that will mesh well with the items you already know and these new garments will be like a breath of fresh air.
The Element of Surprise
Just when everyone thinks you’re going to zig – you zag. The element of surprise is one of the most powerful style moves and it’s super easy to accomplish. For instance, if you choose to wear a romantic summer dress and a pair of gorgeous earrings, instead of the expected platform wedges or heels, go for a pair of dad sneakers or at least tennis shoes. Thanks to the athleisure trend, this won’t only make your look interesting, but totally on point. Of course, there are other little tricks you can implement, like putting a neck scarf around your wrist and wearing it as a bracelet, wearing heels with track pants, putting on a string of pearls when wearing the most casual combo. These are just some of the things you can do, so use them as inspiration and go on to creating your own ideas on how to pop and surprise.
Stock up on basics
The pillar of everlastingly stylish and fashionable look is always having quality basics in your wardrobe arsenal. You don’t have to wear all the timeless pieces in a single outfit, but the truth remains that they will always come to your rescue when you have an outfit that is almost complete but is lacking just that one thing. This is why one should always own a great white button-down shirt, simple tees in white, black and grey, a perfectly fitting black dress, a Breton top, a crew sweater in a neutral hue, a pair of jeans that always come through for you, as well as the chameleonic motto leather jacket and a classic trench coat. Trust us, whenever you find yourself in an outfit jam, one of these will come and save the day.