If you are currently searching for ways to improve your style you might be stuck at a crossroad in between many choices. You might find yourself not knowing what suits you best, how to combine items or even unsure of which sort of items you should be investing in.
Truth to be told finding the right style is not an easy task, but when you do find those items that suit you, you will be very happy to have invested the time to actually finding what works best for you. But how can you know if you are actually making the best choice while buying items? Here are some pointers to help you make the right decision.
You should feel comfortable
Being stylish is not about hiding who you are, or about pretending to be someone else. Having a good style is far from that, it is more about finding your own colors. Those things that suit your specific personality taste and preferences.
In order to be confident in yourself and your style you need to feel good in your choices, not feel like you are trying to fit in someone else shoes. Remember it is all about making you shine not about trying to make you look like someone that you are not, so make sure your new wardrobe choices align with what you are all about.
Push your boundaries but stay true to yourself
As we just mentioned it is important that you feel comfortable and good in your new set of clothes, if you feel like it is something that not only suits you well but also something that is still representing of who you are you will stand proud in your new outfit.
That being said just because you wore t-shirts all your life it does not mean that you should stick to that every day. Fashion is supposed to be fun, it is a way for you to express yourself so do not be afraid to push your limits of what you have been wearing up until now, just make sure that your final choices are things that you indeed see yourself wearing and not something you are not just choosing because someone else wore it or because it is the new fleeting trend.
In Case of doubt less is more
Style is not merely about price or name brands. Of course, good materials and designs, which tend to be common among more expensive clothing choices, can help you look more polished but as you might have realized that is not always the case. We have all seen many cases in which even while wearing an excruciating amount of brands, designers, and expensive goods people still could not look any further from stylish even if they tried. Which proves that style is not only about money or brands, style has to do more with taste and the way you carry yourself.
There is a very simple rule to fashion for when you are not exactly sure about what you are doing; “less is more”. If you are shopping by yourself without the help of someone that knows what they are doing try to stay with simple and elegant pieces that you will be able to use, combine and make work in many different situations. These are called wardrobe essentials and they will allow you to not only cater many different situations with one outfit but also do it during much longer than more inexpensive and quick fashion items that will go out of style much faster.
So buy less, but buy better. Better pieces, with better quality and suited for many occasions. And if you are still not sure about what pieces to go for investing in an image consulting session with a professional might be exactly what you might need, to get it all sorted out in a simple and comfortable way.
Knowing your Body Type is Key
Different clothes make you look different, not only because of the style but also due to their shape. A bad fitted shirt or suit can be the big difference in between making you look polished or shabby, lean or out of shape. Good clothes that do not fit properly are nearly as bad as the wrong choice of items.
Your clothes should fit your body and not the other way around. The right set of clothes can not only enhance your strong points but also conceal those parts that you might want to be less apparent and that is why the difference is so drastic. That is why you need to make sure that not only the sizing is right, but also that the materials, and pattern suit your body. It is also important to consider that not all items are made equally and the fit of items made to serve millions or men will not have the same effect than items made just for you. That is why if you want something that suits you perfectly your best bet is tailored clothing. You will definitely see the difference.
Know your Colors
The right choice of colors is something else that can also completely change an outfit, not only because of the way the fabrics look on different shades but also due to the way those colors interact with you. Different colors reflect light in different ways and combine differently, that is why your hair, your eyes, or your skin color can all change for the better or for the worse with various sets of colors.
The right color can make people look brighter or just straight out better without you knowing the exact why, whereas the wrong color can also have the opposite effect and make you look more tired, bloated or even like you might have put on a couple of pounds on.
Finding the right color for you can be a bit tricky but totally worth it which is why so many people, both men and women are starting to take the time to do color analysis nowadays. In order to find the best range of colors that work specifically for them. If you happen to book an image consultation or you have someone helping you out on your choices make sure to ask them about the colors that could suit you best.