Fashion is a fickle friend. Trends go in and out of style, and your taste for different aesthetic changes by the season. Just when you think you’ve narrowed down your look, you realize that you can’t wear white pants after Labor Day. Fashion is supposed to be this free-spirited thing, but there are so many rules. We get the frustration. So, if you’re looking to update your look but don’t know where to begin, take our advice. Read on to learn five ways to dress stylishly!
1. Dress For The Season
The first rule of dressing with a better style is honoring the season. The number one piece of fashion advice we can give you is embracing the weather and wearing clothes that go with it. No matter what you tell yourself, if you try wearing a dress with heels in the middle of winter, you are not warm. If it is winter, wear chunky sweaters and leggings. Pair them with cozy, fur-lined boots, and top them off with an adorable beanie.
In the spring, get your capris, V-neck t-shirts, and your gladiator sandals ready to wear. In the summer, sport your denim shorts and halter tops. Make sure to choose a bra that works best with halter tops so that you feel comfortable. Look at fashion bloggers and learn to stick with the season for the best outfit inspiration.
2. Showcase Neutral Colors
You can’t go wrong with neutral colors. If you don’t know what to wear, grab your black pants and white button-down blouse. You might look a little fancy, but guess what? Everything matches and you look sophisticated. How easy is that? You can do the same thing with your belts, shoes, and scarves. That’s right: if you have a blue belt, you can wear it with black pants, so level up your fashion.
Showcase neutral colors, and don’t overthink it! If you want to dress more casually, throw on some blue jeans and a white long-sleeved shirt. You have the perfect combination.
3. Get A Leather Jacket
If you want to look cool, leather jackets are always in style. If the rest of your outfit looks like a patchwork quilt, throw on a leather jacket, and you’re always going to look your best. If you want extra style points:
- Look out for vintage leather jackets.
- Sort through your mom’s closet and pull out her 80s leather jacket.
- Sit on the shoulder pads until they’re no longer present, and there you go, a vintage leather jacket.
All kidding aside, you can find unique vintage leather finds at thrift stores. Hello, sustainable fashion!
4. Go Bold or Go Home
Choose bright, daring colors. For colorful, statement outfits, think bold. Go with red tops and paint the town with them. Or, if you’re one of those people who are obsessed with shoes, go bold with your heels or boots. You could even pull off traffic cone orange shoes if you pair the rest of your outfit right. Be adventurous with your shoes and shirts, but keep the rest of your outfit chill. For example, you can wear all black and a bold red heel to stand out. Go bold or go home!
5. Include More Accessories
If you want to spice up your look, consider more accessories. We’re talking headbands, chunky earrings, minimalist jewelry, and an arm’s length of bracelets. Bling out your jewelry and accessories, and you can even mix metals.
The Bottom Line
Finding ways to dress more stylishly is about sticking to the season, embracing neutral colors, sporting awesome jackets, and getting a little crazy with bold colors and accessories. Consider the suggestions above, and rock your style.