There are a lot of fashion rules that dictate what to wear and what not to wear. However, fashion-forward bloggers and fashion icons always encourage us to be bold and break those rules. Whether you used to be a fashion victim or a woman who knows your own personal style, keep on reading for the 6 signs you’re a grown-up in the style stakes.
- You add some pop of color to your boring outfits.
If your closet is full of neutrals, adding some pop of color with your accessories, as well as fashion pieces can be great to add some life to your style. Sticking to jewel tones and classic colors can be great to get a classy style, while neon and punchy hues will give you an eccentric style. Like fashion blogger Sonja Petrkowsky, think of a cobalt blue coat that will add some flair to your casual outfit.
- You creatively wear prints on your office outfits without breaking the professional dress code.
Wearing prints, especially at creative offices, can be great to add some personality to your style. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, simply opt for a classic print suit like a plaid one that will look professional with a button-down shirt and a pair of classic pumps.
- You dress up your casual outfits with a structured bag.
Regardless of your outfits, accessories can make it look chic and classy. Like fashion blogger Johanna Olsson, think of dressing up your basic tee and skinny jeans with a structured bag that will make everything polished. Also, think of designer bags and animal print handbags that will add some luxurious vibe to your weekend style.
- You layer like a pro.
Wearing layers in a strategic way can be great to wear your favorite pieces more often, or to create new outfits from the existing pieces in your wardrobe. As a rule of thumb, keep the lightest material closest to your body and the heavier fabric the outer layer. This way, you’ll avoid getting bulky layers while still keeping you warm and chic.
- You’ve worked out that sexy isn’t synonymous with tight or tacky.
When looking sexy, it’s about confidence and attitude. Cleavage is fine, side and front boob flashing is not. Like fashion blogger Doina Ciobanu, you can get a sexy at the same time classy style by teaming your sheer corset top with a pair of skinny jeans and leopard print cape that will keep your revealing top balanced and classy.
- You know how to make a bold statement regardless of your outfits.
You don’t have to dress in head-to-toe designer or full your closet with expensive items just to create a bold style. Like fashion blogger Annabelle Fleur, think of a chunky gold necklace that will make your little black dress extravagantly glamorous. Or, be inspired by Dawilda Gonzalez’s outfit wearing a plain shift dress with an embroidered clutch and metallic gold sandals. By knowing these things, you’ll be able gain more confidence knowing you know how to make every style and trend work for you.