When people say that fashion is a form of self-expression, they are right because your clothes can tell a lot about you. Moreover, your clothes can bring out the best in you. With the right clothes, you can take over the world. Considering how most of us have spent the last year in sweats, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed in outfit styling. If you feel lost and clueless about where to start, let us help you get that kick start. Here are 8 ways to use your everyday clothing to bring out the best in you.
- Monochrome outfits
Eliminate the stress and pressure of mixing and matching different hues and instead choose to dress head-to-toe in one color. Monochrome outfits are all the rage right now, owing to their minimalist chic outlook and simple upkeep. While the monochrome trend has been around for ages, it still exudes a fresh and radiant aura. We recommend hues like beige, pink, black, grey, and white if you want to try out the monochrome trend. If you are looking to pack on a punch, however, by all means, go all out with color. Try something like an all-red ensemble or a head-to-toe in blue look – a favorite nowadays. Style your everyday pair of denim jeans with a complementing blue top and complete the look with a blue denim jacket or a blue leather jacket.
- Three essential accessories
Styling does not come to all of us naturally. Some of us need to put in a lot of effort to curate the perfect look. For others, laziness often takes over. If you fall in either of those categories and just want a quick fix, the key to success lies in three essential accessories: an everyday handbag, a stellar pair of shoes, and a striking pair of sunglasses. If you want to elevate your outfit, all you need are these three essential accessories, and you are good to go. Whether you are clad in casual attire or formal wear, a bag, shoes, and sunglasses are all that you need to look put together.
- Bright-colored accents
A pop of color can make everything right. While we all love the comfort, safety, and familiarity that comes with neutral hues, there is no denying the fact that nothing quite strikes as a much-needed pop of color. If you wish to amp up your outfits but are shying away from bright tones, the simplest way to do so is by incorporating bright-colored accents to your outfits. Before going the full mile and investing in a bright and beautiful clothing item, test the waters with a bold accessory or even bold makeup to see if you like it or not and are comfortable in it.
- Vintage pieces
Vintage pieces add an element of charm and glamor to your outfits. With the revival of 90’s fashion and the shift towards sustainability, more and more people are trying their luck with vintage pieces. Whether it is a vintage cardigan, a classic dress, or simply a vintage-inspired piece, they just look and feel stellar. If you wish to add personality and class to your outfit, simply don a vintage piece and watch your look transform into something completely new and different.
- Belt fashion
Belts are an easy way to add structure and personality to your outfit. Belts are simple yet so impactful. Adding a belt to your outfit elevates it in a heartbeat. Take a flowy dress, for instance. Wearing a belt slightly above the waist is an easy way to give your dress a lifted and structured look and feel. Similarly, you can wear a belt over a baggy knit sweater or use it to tuck in a scarf over a tank top; the styling possibilities are endless. We recommend steering away from the safe picks and venturing into something more adventurous like embellished, textured, or colorful belts.
- Blazer chic
If there is one garment that changed the game for fashion, it is a blazer. Blazers are possibly the more versatile garment to have ever existed. They are versatile, chic, and classy. A blazer glides over the body like a second skin yet makes it look super sleek and effortless. You can style a blazer with just about anything from formal to casual wear. Be it a dress or a pantsuit or a pair of denim shorts and a tank top; a blazer just takes everything to the next level. If you wish to transform your ensemble, simply add a blazer on top.
- Trouser comfort
Trousers are a staple for everyone. They come in an array of styles and cuts, which is what makes them so versatile. You can opt for a skinny fit, a boot cut, a palazzo cut, or a chic straight cut. While pants may seem very unexciting to some, they actually form the basis of your outfit. A good pair of pants can be the star of the show if you want it to be. Take your outfit to the next level by experimenting more with pants. Try something risqué like leather pants or something seemingly outrageous like printed bell bottoms. Have fun with it.
- Print on print
People often argue that mixing and matching prints is never a good idea. We beg to differ because matching prints is a great idea. However, it is crucial to bear in mind that you must only match two prints with one another. Pair stripes with checks or floral prints with polka dots; do not overdo it by incorporating a third printed accent into the look. Do not add a third one because all good things come in moderation. When matching print with print, make sure to not exceed that limit, and you are good to go.
- Parting thoughts
How you choose to dress is how you choose to let the world see you. If you think about it, there really are no rules to follow. You can opt for a minimalistic outlook or an outgoing one. While some may argue that it is best to stick to the rules, sometimes it helps to step away from the norm and let your creativity flow. Follow our styling tips to bring out the best in you but be sure to make them your own.
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