Being fashionable isn’t only about your external physical appearance, it’s also how you perceive yourself. Therefore, what we wear can play a huge role in how we feel about ourselves.
While fashion is mostly about trends and style, it’s still important that you wear outfits that you feel comfortable in. While plenty of trends come and go, you needn’t adopt all the latest looks from Closed if they don’t make you feel like the best version of yourself. When considering your best personal style, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
These tips will help you look and feel great no matter your style or budget.
#1 – Learn how to wear casual clothes stylishly
If there’s one thing the pandemic taught us, it’s that comfort is important when it comes to fashion. That doesn’t mean resorting to only wearing tracksuits and active wear 24/7. What it means is that it’s a good idea to have a few casual – yet stylish outfits you can fall back on for day to day wear.
To start with, buy a few classic and simple t-shirts in good fabrics and neutral tones. These can be paired with your most comfortable pair of jeans. Just add a lifestyle sneaker, sandal or boot and you’re good to go. You may also want to have a classic leather or denim jacket on hand, and perhaps a luxe-style parka for cooler months.
#2 – Wear clothes that fit you perfectly
Oversized clothes are trending, and we can kind of see why. Let’s face it, wearing super baggy clothes not only looks on-trend, it also feels very comfortable. That being said, wearing baggy clothes 24/7 isn’t chic – nor is it appropriate for all settings. It also doesn’t do much to show off your physique (if you’re into that!)
In general, most stylish people swear by wearing clothes that are just the right fit for their body. A trip to a trusted tailor is often the best way to ensure clothes bought off the rack end up fitting you like a glove.
#3 – Always have a balance in your outfit
It’s fun to play around with your clothes and see what you can come up with. To your surprise, you may end up with an outstanding outfit that looks straight off the runway – you just need to be creative and think outside the box.
But, for best results, try to bring an overall sense of balance to the outfit. For example, be mindful while using contrasting and complementary colors and balance of different proportions. Here, it’s best to team a more oversized piece of clothing with a more form-fitting one.
#4 – Organize your wardrobe and shop wisely
Having a cluttered wardrobe will make it difficult for you to choose what to wear and you’ll tend to gravitate back to the same old pieces that are easy to grab.
Therefore, it’s really important to get rid of any clothes and accessories that you will never wear again. Not only does getting rid of unworn and old clothes free up space, it helps you to understand where you may be wasting money on your purchases.