Regardless how fashionable your style is, it can always change for the better. Some women with timeless style learned to incorporate colors to their neutral outfits, while some learned to go minimal on their looks. Whatever your personal style, keep on reading for the 6 rules to transform it, making it more expressive and fashionable.
- Your shoes will make or break your outfit.
Shoes can make your break your outfit since they finish your outfit and work with it as a whole. The eye wanders around the body and if your shoes don’t relate to your whole outfit. If you’re wearing a simple outfit, statement and classy shoes can elevate you. On the other hand, if they are falling to pieces they make you look older and shabby. So, always buy good quality shoes that you would love to wear every day.
- Dress for yourself.
Fashion and style is an outward expression of yourself. Though you will need to be appropriate for the situation and occasion, you have to dress in a way that makes you happy, wearing what you like. If you feel confident that will show on your face and through your body language. Like fashion blogger Noor de Groot, you may go carefree and wild with flared lace pants teamed with a black top, or go dressy-chic with a flirty dress.
- Buy what you love, not what will just do.
If you don’t love it, don’t buy it. Most women buy clothes that are on sale thinking they’re getting a good bargain. However, an item that you don’t really love, and you don’t wish to wear over and over again is not a good deal. So, save you money instead for designer items or high-street pieces that you truly love. This way, you’ll get the most of your wardrobe while looking fashionable and expressive on your street looks.
- Have a few go-to outfits.
When you’re pressed for time, you want to be able to get up and go quickly so plan ahead, spend time in your wardrobe trying on clothes and accessories and creating outfits that you love. If you have a penchant for dressy and chic pieces, think of jumpsuits, rompers, and dresses that can save you time and effort. On the other hand, if you lean towards a casual look, embrace denim pieces, sweaters, shorts, plain tops, and sneakers that will do the tricks for you.
- Dress up not down.
Don’t keep your good clothes for special occasions as those events don’t come around too often and clothes date. Wear them and enjoy them while they are in fashion. Research shows that dressing up can have a positive psychological effect. Like fashion blogger Noor de Groot, think of a dressy jumpsuit that will look chic with a slim belt and platform heels. You can still go for denim skirts and jeans, but dress it up with your blouse and shoes.
- Add some color to your outfits.
If you’re stuck in a black or neutral rut, start adding in some color to make your outfit more expressive and fashionable. Also, color has a psychological effect on how we are treated by others. If you want to be seen as more approachable then ditch the black for some lighter colors. On the other hand, if you want to be seen as more dynamic go for bright colors such as red, orange or hot pink. Be more trustworthy in blue, more creative in violet. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to transform your personal style for the better.