Who doesn’t want a style similar to those that celebrities rock? They often look so effortless yet perfect. Even when they run errands around the town, they look ready for the runway or the front page of a style magazine.
And how do they do that? Some are just naturally talented, while others have personal stylists. And all of them have wardrobes that most regular people can only envy.
But how can someone with a regular salary and without a personal stylist have an outstanding personal style? It can seem like an impossible mission, especially if you are on a tight budget. However, it’s not impossible to look fashionable with a few tricks.
Keep reading if you want to upgrade your style and look like a celebrity with little effort. We are about to help you elevate your looks with a few easy tips.
Forget About Trends
Yes, trends are cool, and everyone talks about them. But what’s one common thing about all trends? Everyone talks about them for a bit until a new trend comes up, and everyone forgets about the previous one.
If you are on a tight budget and don’t have a lot of money to spend on your wardrobe, you should ignore trends. You won’t be able to find your style and upgrade it if you constantly look at what it’s in and what everyone else is wearing. Also, you may feel uncomfortable in the clothes as you didn’t choose them because you like them, but because someone else told you they are good. You’ll only spend too much money following them, and you will lose yourself.
So, the first rule for a fashionable personal style is to avoid trends, stop listening to magazines recommending the “it” pieces, and don’t fall under the influence of salespeople.
Invest in Timeless Pieces
When you forget about trends, you should start looking and investing in timeless pieces. Even if it’s tempting to go to a fast-fashion store, you shouldn’t do it. Yes, the clothes are cute and cheap, but you’ll look like any other person in them, and they will go out of style soon. Also, buying fast-fashion clothes is not sustainable, and you are not helping our planet.
So, investing in a timeless piece of clothing is like investing in patio pavers for your yard. The clothes will last you for a long time, and they will never go out of style.
And when it comes to what pieces you should buy, it’s easy. It would help if you had a good-quality pair of jeans, well-tailored pants and a blazer, a few top-quality white shirts and T-shirts, and a little black dress. If you love wearing skirts, a pencil skirt is a must. Depending on the part of the planet you like, you would want to invest in a few turtlenecks and warm sweaters. Also, a winter coat and a trench coat are great investments.
You shouldn’t forget about the accessories and shoes. A good and classic pair of sneakers and boots for everyday use and high-heels is necessary. And to elevate your every look, you can always add a belt, watch, your favorite bag, a scarf, or a hat. The rules are the same for accessories, and you should be looking at the ones that are good quality and even a bit pricier, as they will last you for years.
Don’t Forget About Second Hand Shops
Maybe you feel intimidated and stressed out now that you’ve read about the essential pieces and how you should invest in them. But you shouldn’t be. If you have the money, by all means, go ahead and invest in the clothing pieces that cost a bit more. However, if you don’t have the money, you can always check out second-hand shops. These shops are often full of hidden treasures and designer pieces. You can find many essential wardrobe pieces and some interesting, unique ones most of the time there. The only problem is that you need to find a good shop and dig a little before finding something that you like.
Know What You Want to Achieve
Ultimately, the most important thing you need to do that will help you upgrade your style is to sit with yourself and think about what you want to achieve. When building your style, you need to know what you want. It’s important to notice what you usually like to wear and how you generally feel in certain types of clothes. What makes you feel good when you wear it and what makes you feel uncomfortable. Even if a pencil skirt is thought to be a timeless piece and something you should have in your wardrobe, if you feel uncomfortable in it, don’t buy it. It’s as simple as that. Your style reflects you as a person, so always wear what you want and what makes you feel comfortable.
Eliana Davison is a Writer/Marketing Specialist with a high interest in wellness and a healthy lifestyle. A fashion enthusiast with the aim to inspire people with her writing.