Cropped, torn denim jeans. White sneakers. An oversized white button-down top to complete the “premium trash” look. Stylists can prop up this look in an instant but so can you.
It might be a little trickier to mix and match clothes you see online, but with some tips, you might be the next biggest stylist. Well, of yourself, that is.
Wishing to be like those fashion experts and stylists you see in magazines? Want to know some simple fashion tips that can change your life (and appearance) for the better? Are you ready? Here goes.
Know your body shape
Taking it from the OG Socrates himself, “Know thyself.” The first step is knowing your body type, the most basic thing you will have to start with. All your outfits will work around this. There’s the hourglass, the inverted triangle, the rectangle, the triangle, the apple, and the pear shape, to name a few. Don’t know your body type yet? Start researching about it now.
Back to Basics
When in doubt, go for the classics—they always work. Own the classics because they never ever go out of style. Why wait—get some basic and classic pieces in your closet ASAP. You can’t ever go wrong with classics because classic pieces are timeless. Every girl will need to store some of these in her closet. Basics such as denim jeans, denim jackets, trench coat, basic white top, a pair of pumps, plaid shirts, combat boots, a blazer, the little black dress (I mean, who can forget?) and an oversized polo will come in handy one way or another.
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise
It won’t hurt to add some earrings, bracelets, or necklaces to your look. Accessorizing may scare you but I bet you that you’ll like it once you see the overall look. Accessorizing plays a vital part in dressing up. When it comes to accessories, don’t just go for the jewelry. This includes shoes, jackets and scarves too. These work wonders on your look, especially in the winter or fall. You can also use this to layer your outfit to hide any unflattering flab or add volume and definition to your look.
With jumpsuits, you get the chance to leave your house wearing just one piece of clothing. A jumpsuit is the perfect lazy-day wear to prop up. It looks quintessential, yet it’s effortless on your end.
Show Skin Strategically
Don’t bare it all. Looking truly sexy involves knowing which areas of skin to show and which to hide. You’ve got to leave space for some mystery. Choose one body part to show off. If you plan on showing cleavage, leave your legs covered. If you plan on wearing a dress with a long slit, cover your top.
Understand colour combinations
You might think this is unnecessary and feel that this isn’t something you need to learn. But, you’ll be more than ecstatic once you learn how to understand the colour wheel. This will give you a new perspective when matching the colours of your outfit. It’s more than just mixing clothes; colour is a science.
The French Tuck
What more can I say? Taking this from Tan, who stars in Queer Eye himself, do the French tuck. Master this, and it’ll make your outfit a million times better.
Play with patterns
Combining prints and patterns is an art. Some can do this effortlessly in a flash. While others need time to practice, and that’s okay. Working with prints, you just have to learn what works. Google can help you out with this.
Always choose vertical stripes over horizontal ones
Vertical stripes will make you look taller and slimmer whatever body type you may be. Choosing between the two, vertical stripes will always be the choice.
You do you
To each, their own. Despite all these tips, the best advice is to wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident. Confidence is the best accessory and sexiest thing a woman can wear. Nothing works as good as confidence. When all is said and done, there are no easy rules to fashion, just tips. Whatever works for you, you go ahead and do it.
Fashion can sometimes be a struggle. But, now that you have this guide, you’ll definitely rule the runway of life.