If you have a closet full of clothes yet nothing to wear, you might think of building a capsule wardrobe with lesser pieces to make your dressing routine easier. But, before committing to a complete wardrobe change, you might want to read the 5 basic wardrobe tips every woman must know.
- Invest in staples.
Timeless pieces don’t fall into the trends of the season, but will last you forever. So, it’s better to spend more on one item then have to re-buy it multiple times due to poor quality. When investing on staples, it includes knowing your neckline, body type, and even style preference to make sure you’ll buy ones you’ll really love to wear more often. Making note of what works for you and what doesn’t is the key.
- A good pair of jeans can change everything.
Jeans are the best staple to have in your closet, making any outfit casual in the best possible way. Also, a perfect pair of skinny jeans can take any top and make it look awesome, an easy way to look pulled together in an instant. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may even go for acid-washed jeans win a skinny style that will look trendy at the same time polished when worn with a casual blazer and top.
- Work clothes need not be frumpy.
Just because you have to dress office casual doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Find well-tailored pieces and incorporate accessories and color to create a more exciting look. Also, this includes taking care of your leather ensembles and delicate office clothes. Remember, real leather is expensive, so it makes sense to take care of it. Soon our favorite boots and bags are destroyed and have salt stains from the dreaded winter and it only takes a few extra minutes to get our prized leather goods in tip-top condition.
- Steal style tricks from boys.
Guys have it so easy as their recipe to looking good involves a simple button-up and a nice pair of pants, so why don’t we also wear this look from time to time? Or, like fashion blogger Sonja Petrkowsky, look sporty cool with a pair of sneakers teamed with straight-leg pants and a boyfriend blazer, making everything trendy yet effortless.
- When in doubt, overdress.
There’s nothing worse than showing up an event underdressed. Maybe the invite didn’t specify or involved the word ‘casual’ but if you don’t know what the dress code is, overdress. Remember, there’s no harm in looking too pulled together, but you’ll feel uncomfortable if you think you look out of place. Some stylists say that you must dress like you’re going to run into an ex as it’s always the days you run out the door to grab a coffee in your sweats or stained tee that you run into someone you don’t want to see. This is why we should always dress like we’re going to be seen by someone. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to build a functional wardrobe and a good style that speaks to you.