A fashion question a lot of women ask is how or what can they do to take their style from a slightly conservative look to a more trendy style without overdoing the trend?
The good news is that you can change your look simply by using items that you have hanging in your closet. It’s as simple as that.
1. Dress Appropriately
When starting the search for the perfect stylish outfit, think about the type of event where this outfit will be worn.
If it is for an interview or a meeting, a more conservative look would be best.
You can follow trends by adding a small pop of on trend color to your suit. This could be in a scarf around the neck, shell under the suit jacket or statement necklace.
Just don’t overdo it.
One item is usually best. Save the bolder styles for after you are hired.
For a date, small gathering or day of shopping your look should be less conservative and reflect your personality.
The main rule of thumb here is to not wear your clothes too tight or too low. You want your clothes to fit, but you don’t need to reveal too much.
2. Incorporate Colors
Try mixing your colors or adding color to your tone on tone suits.
For example, pair your red jacket with your black skirt instead of the usual matching red skirt.
Put a pink shell under your taupe jacket instead of the go to off-white shell. This will give you the appearance of having a new look when in fact it is just a new way of wearing something old.
3. Mix Prints
Prints are like a fun color but with a bit more style. Keep your prints simple and subtle.
An example would be wearing leopard heel with a red suit or pairing your hounds tooth jacket with a royal blue skirt.
4. Find Fun Accessories
This tip is as simple as it gets. Find the perfect accessories to break up any outfit.
This can take that simple suit from bland to glam in no time.
We all tend to gravitate to black and there is nothing wrong with that at all.
When you wear black try to brighten up the style a bit instead of being a solid canvas of black. Black can be chic and stylish all in one.
6. Attitude is Everything
When it comes to pulling off a trendy look always be confident and comfortable with yourself and your style.
You can have the most stylish outfit and not pull it off if you appear too uncomfortable. It can look as bad as wearing ill fitted clothing.
I was embracing this fur vest and I had a great attitude at the same time, LOL!
In case you were wondering. No, I know my style better than that. I did not purchase the fur vest. You can all breathe…
Work on developing your signature style as it helps you separate yourself from the bunch.
Figure out what you love wearing all the time or what type of clothing or accessory dominates your closet and use it as your ‘calling card’.
Don’t think that you can’t enjoy trends just because you have simple items hanging in your wardrobe.
Be creative. This can save you time and money when it comes to figuring out how to work your way into the world of fashion without overdoing it.
Baby steps are the key. What better way than starting straight from your closet and with your own personal style.