There are a lot of fashion rules that guide us to look our best and express our style. However, following them religiously can sometimes restrict you in making your own choices when it comes to your personal style. So, keep on reading for the 7 practical tips you’ll ever need so you’ll break free from fashion rules.
- When in doubt, overdress.
If you usually wear jeans and tee on your girl’s night out, you might want to dress up a bit. Like fashion blogger Sonja Petrkowsky, you may opt for a breezy top and skirt instead of jeans, or top your casual outfit with a coat and fur scarf that will keep everything classy. If you’re heading to an event, there’s nothing worse than showing up underdressed. If the invite didn’t specify or involved the word casual, think of dressing up a bit. Remember, there’s no harm in looking too pulled together, but you’ll feel uncomfortable if you think you look out of place.
- If you feel uncomfortable, you probably look uncomfortable.
Your confidence is affected by what you’re wearing. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your outfit, you’re likely to be tugging at it or double-checking that everything is in place all day and night. So, always opt for comfortable outfits that will bring out the best in you.
- Less is more.
Whether it’s about accessorizing, indecent exposure, or picking colors, less is always more. According to celebrity stylist Jen Rade, who has dressed many beauties including Angelina Jolie, says that only one body part should be exposed at a time. If you’re baring your cleavage, don’t also show off your legs. Remember ladies, a little bit of mystery is alluring. Also, a minimalist outfit of an off shoulder top teamed with a skirt like fashion blogger Sara Donaldson wore look more classy over head to toe sequined outfit.
- Don’t overdo belts.
A stylish and functional accessory, belt is meant to give you a waist or hold your pants up. However, there are times that belt should be left at home. If an outfit is already fitted, there is no need for a belt. If you are wearing pants but feeling like belting the shirt, it looks a little odd. If you wish to add some trendy vibe to your neutral colored outfits, you may opt for a bold color belt, tie your belt in a trendy way, or go for a quirky style of belt.
- Never sacrifice comfort for fashion.
There are some occasions we’d sacrifice comfort for fashion. After all, four inch heels guarantee that legs-for-miles look. But if it looks better than it actually feels on your foot, you probably won’t wear it. Think of ballet flats, chunky boots, and wedges that can still give you a chic style while keeping you comfortable at the same time.
- Dress for your size.
Dressing for your size doesn’t just mean wearing clothes that are too tight from your wardrobe. It also means you shouldn’t wear clothes that are too baggy. Both will make you look frumpy. So, it’s time to edit your wardrobe especially if you’ve lost and gained a few pounds.
- Know the colors and necklines that flatter you most.
Know which colors will flatter you the most by figuring out if the undertones in your skin are either warm or cold. While women with cool undertones look best in white, black, gray, silver, and shades of blue, women with warm undertones will be dazzling in shades of yellow, gold, brown, green and red. Also, note what necklines work for you and what doesn’t. Remember, the neckline is the part that shows off your pretty face, so be sure to get it right. By heeding these tips, you’ll be able to look stylish whether you’re following fashion rules or not.