Fashion is what you make of it, and half the battle is trying. The other half is knowing the right tips and tricks of the trade. Whether you research online, look at magazines, read books, or something else, you can stay ahead of the fashion game. Consider the following tips to help you with your personal fashion.
Don’t be afraid to go up a size if it means achieving the perfect fit. It can be quite distressing when you try on your usual size only to find it doesn’t fit. Don’t fret! Sizes vary from designer to designer and brand to brand, so it is perfectly okay to go up a size from your usual size.
If you tend to be a bit on the heavy side, do not try to hide your shape by dressing in baggy clothing. The added volume only accentuates your size and makes you look frumpy. Look for clothing that is more fitted around your waistline, but then flows away from your lower body to create more shape.
Handbags compliment outfits; however, if you carry any other bags, ensure that your purse complements them as well. This means you should have a matched set of a briefcase and purse if you carry them both at the same time. Avoid carrying more than one bag at a time.
You can have a dressy look by wearing black jeans and a nice blouse, with heels. Blue and other colored jeans only work with a blouse and heels as a dress-casual look.
Hats are a great accessory to match any kind of outfit. For men, there are the typical fisherman hats and baseball caps, but for women, the possibilities run much deeper. For instance, you can wear a cute sun hat, floppy hat or beach hat with any casual dress you own.
A great fashion tip is to start shopping at thrift stores for some of your clothing. You can often find really unique clothing at thrift stores and you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg either like you would if you bought new clothes at some big department store.
If your hair is frizzy, you need to use shampoo and conditioner with moisturizing properties. This will put a protective layer over the cuticle of your hair, keeping it from taking in too much moisture. It’s also a good idea to steer away from a product that says it is “volumizing”.
A great way to help you look your best is to keep a good stock of button down white cotton shirts. This is important because not only do they go with many different other pieces, they are also safe for nearly every occasion and extremely easy to take care of.
Avoid mom jeans! Aging is going to happen; however, your fashion sense does not need to age as well; it just needs to evolve. Incorporating extra, unnecessary denim, does nothing for your look. The key is to have jeans that fit at the waist, and accent areas that you are proud of.
Adding volume to your hair can actually hurt it and make it become damaged. You should not style your hair with different textures. You won’t look edgy; you’ll just seem as you don’t know which style to wear.
You might not have had any idea as to where to start when it comes to yourself and fashion. However, you want to change that, and there are many ways to get the help that you need. Remember the advice you’ve read here as you continue to work towards better fashion in your life.