Trends change so rapidly it can feel difficult to keep dressing stylishly. After all, if your wardrobe is only equipped with the current trends, then you’ll be at a loss when those trends are no longer fashionable. Fortunately, there are a few ways to ensure you always look stylish, no matter the season or current trends.
6 Fashion Tips to Ensure You Always Look Stylish
#1. Build a Capsule Wardrobe
What’s a capsule wardrobe? Good question! A capsule wardrobe is something that has a little bit of everything: a little black dress, a white t-shirt, neutral button ups and shirts, perfectly fitting jeans, and either a denim or black leather jacket. The goal of your capsule wardrobe is to have a good collection of clothing that you can mix and match to make a variety of outfits for most occasions.
When it comes to building a capsule wardrobe, the good news is that it’s fairly simple. First, make sure that everything you choose fits well and that you like the look of an item when your wearing it. You should choose muted and neutral colors over bright neons or patterns as these will mix and match easier.
Since your capsule wardrobe will be full of things that will never go out of style, it’s important to make sure everything is high quality. Don’t skimp when buying things for your capsule wardrobe as you want them to last long and look good for as long as possible.
#2. Save the Colors for Accessories
Everyone loves a fun splash of color every now and then, but you shouldn’t fill your closet with tons of brightly colored outfits. Clothing that’s too bright or colorful can be hard to match or fit for an occasion, but neutrals can be arranged to work for almost anything.
When it comes to your clothes, stick with neutral colors. Save the bright colors for your accessories: scarves, jewelry, purses, and hats. Choosing to wear neutrals and saving the color for your accessories will make it easier to style an outfit and make you look more put together.
#3. Have a Few Hats on Hand
On the topic of accessories, make sure you have a few hats on hand in your closet. No matter the season, adding a hat to your outfit can add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
In the summer, a floppy sun hat can be the perfect accessory for a beach day or a day out on the town. In winter, a beanie can keep you warm. A beret is a French classic that is both stylish and warm in the winter and can add a fun pop of color to a fall outfit. Even a basic baseball cap is a great way to add an athletic touch to an otherwise plain outfit.
Large hats are not only a great accessory, but a great protector. Sun damage to your hair can ruin a recent dye job or leave your hair feeling brittle and unhealthy. You can also damage your eyes and lead to vision problems. Skin cancer is also a concern that you should be aware of. By wearing a hat, you can reduce the risk of all of these problems by protecting your face from the sun.
By having just one or two hats available on hand, you can both protect your health and improve any outfit with a simple accessory.
#4. Mix Patterns and Textures
A few years ago, matching your shoes to your handbag was a big deal. These days, though, we’ve moved beyond that. Gone are the days where you have to panic over finding a handbag to match your shoes and vice versa. Instead, embrace the mismatch!
There is an art to intentionally clashing patterns and textures, so you may want to start small until you feel comfortable with it. Start with simple patterns like stripes and textures such as leather and knit. As you grow more comfortable with mixing and matching, you may choose to add other patterns and textures like plaids and sequins, or you may decide that you prefer the current patterns and textures you’re using.
#5. Take Care of Your Shoes
If your shoes were cheap, you probably aren’t too concerned about taking care of them. After all, if they didn’t cost you several hundred dollars, you may be inclined to just wear them until they’re worn out or pay to replace them.
There are a few reasons you should take care of your shoes. One of the first reasons is the theory that 90% of your personality can be judged based on your choice of shoe. Don’t believe this? Check out the theory published by researchers from the University of Kansas. Even if you’re just wearing a pair of old converse sneakers or cheap sandals, you may still want to take care of your shoes.
Cleaning your shoes can do wonders at keeping them in good condition. Whether your shoes were expensive or not, treating them with care and cleaning them occasionally will help them last longer, improve first impressions, and help your style look cleaner and better put together.
#6. Take the Time to Iron
No matter how expensive your dress was or what brand designed your shirt, if there are visible wrinkles, you won’t look good. Ironing your clothes will keep them wrinkle free, but it also helps keep them in good shape and lead to them lasting longer and looking good.
Every clothing article you have will require a different iron setting, to take a glance at the tag before turning on your iron. The last thing you want to do is damage your clothes.
To Wrap Up
Developing your sense of style will take time, but once you find it, there are ways to ensure you look stylish no matter what’s trending or what’s in season. The first step to doing so, though, is to know yourself and your personal sense of style. From there, you’ll have a much easier time finding clothing and accessories that you can confidently pull off.