Getting dressed seems like such a simple task. Yet, we are able to spend a lot of time thinking about what should and what shouldn’t we wear. Which skirt goes with your new shirt? Does your statement necklace match your outfit? They say that when it comes to personal style there is no wrong or right, but on the other hand, every day we hear about new fashion rules that must not be broken.
So, who are we supposed to listen to?
Although you should find ways to express yourself through fashion and have your own, unique look, there are some style advice pieces that have been around for decades and are not slaves to trends.
Here are the best fashion tips of all time.
The right bra will do wonders for you
Your clothes won’t fit you right if your undergarments are too big or too tight. Everything will suit you better, from a button-down shirt to a T-shirt when you wear the right bra that is perfect for your body shape. When you are buying a new bra and bralettes, pay attention to the clasp. If it is not in between your shoulders, you need to find another bra. Although there are cheap bras on the market, invest in a high-quality one if you can. These are more expensive, but they are worth it. Not only are they better tailored, but they will last you a lot longer and won’t look like you have been wearing them for years after only one wash.
Experiment with Colors
Although there is nothing wrong with monochrome outfits, you don’t have to be all matchy-matchy all the time. Just because you have a blue shirt and blue shoes, doesn’t mean you have to wear blue jeans, a blue blazer, and blue accessories! Feel free to have fun with colors and, when in doubt, consult the color wheel. Pay attention to the colors that are opposite of each other. They compliment one another and make pairing pieces up a lot easier.
Splurge on staple pieces and scale back on clothing for special occasions
How often do you need a fancy dress or mind-numbingly high pair of heels? On the other hand, how often do you wear your jeans, shirts, blazers or leggings? Don’t be afraid to invest in items you regularly use. They need to fit you properly and should last you a long time, so it is okay if they cost a bit more. Also, splurge on jewelry pieces that never go out of style, and go with everything in your closet. Moonmagic has a great offer of gem pieces, so take a look at what they offer. On the other hand, things you will wear only when you go to someone’s wedding or out with your friends shouldn’t cost a fortune. After all, they will spend most of their time on the shelf.
Show skin selectively
One of the most important pieces of fashion advice out there is to choose which part of your body you want to show off (you can pick only one!) and stick with it.
If the skirt you are wearing ends above your knee, don’t wear a revealing top. On the other hand, if you are rocking a low cut or backless shirt, go with jeans or a skirt that covers your legs. Make this rule work for you by highlighting the parts of your body you feel most comfortable with.
When in doubt, overdress
If you are invited somewhere and you have no clue whether you should show up in your jeans and sneakers or your cocktail dress, the solution is simple. Always overdress if you don’t know what the dress code is. If you dress too casually and it is a formal event, you will feel sloppy and insecure. On the other hand, if you are the only one who shows up all dolled up, at least you will feel confident and look put together.
These rules have been around for ages and they can help you look your best on any occasion, so keep them in the corner of your mind.
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