There are a lot of fashion rules that can guide us to getting a great style. However, navigating the ins and outs of style can still be tricky. So, keep on reading for the stylist-recommend tips that can make you a certified fashion-forward woman in no time.
- Find out if a pair of jeans fits without a trip to the dressing room.
Looking for easier ways to shop this holiday season? You might be skeptical with the neck trick, but it really works. According to style director Lauren Edelstein, all you need to do to determine whether or not a pair of jeans will fit is to wrap the waist around your neck. If the ends meet without overlapping or stretching, they’ll fit your waist.
- Make any outfit look great with just three key pieces.
Runway looks and complicated fashion trends seem accessible only to models and actors. However, you only need three items to make literally any outfit look great. According to The Ambitionista’s Heidi Nazarudin, a face-flattering pair of classic sunglasses, a gorgeous everyday leather handbag, and a smart pair of shoes you can easily walk in are everything.
- You don’t need a massive wardrobe of designer clothes to be a great dresser.
“Every woman really only needs 20 core items in her closet,” advises Nazarudin. “A black pair of pants, a blue blazer, a cashmere V-neck sweater in a jewel tone, and so on.” Outside of these 20, you can experiment with more inexpensive items if you don’t like them. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, add some flair to your monochromatic outfit with a structured bag, slim belt, and a pair of functional boots that can get you through the colder months.
- Test the trends via accessories first.
Anyone can wear patterns and bright colors, but if you’re afraid of them, Nazarudin recommends wearing them as an accessory before you invest in a clothing item. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, think of a knot belt that can still look trendy with a white suit before going for cropped shirt and shirt tied on the waist trends.
- Maximize your shoe collection.
Get a pair of shoes you can wear all year round, no matter the occasion. A pair of pointed-toe black pumps are essential, says Edelstein as they’re seasonless and you can wear them with anything. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, go for black pumps to flatter your preppy outfit and ankle boots to make your cold-weather outfits more functional.
- Add accessories to instantly look polished.
You can get away with wearing a pair of nice jeans and a T-shirt nearly anywhere if you amp up to the look with accessories. “Try throwing on a statement necklace, an intricate bracelet, or even some standout earrings,” says brand ambassador Michelle Combs. You may also think of a bold colored belt to add some flair to a put-together look. Adding a textured, embellished, or a great colored belt is the fastest way to pull together the most basic pieces or quickly elevate a casual outfit, says Yraola. By heeding these tricks from pro stylists, you can be a fashion-forward woman effortlessly.