You can effortlessly look your best with the right fashion tips. So many women ignore this helpful advice and miss out on easy techniques to improve their style.
With a positive mindset and this ultimate fashion guide, it's possible to look stylish and maintain your confidence without breaking the bank. What's currently popular isn't necessarily what's best for you.
Instead, develop your fashion style with these well-curated tips that will help you dress well and showcase your best features instantly.
1. Think positively
You first have to understand that looking your best is a skill you can improve over time. It's normal if you feel overwhelmed in the beginning. You can get better at styling yourself with some practice.
Adopt a positive mindset to grow as a person and start looking your best.
Over time, you will refine your fashion style if you persevere.
Start building your confidence up with the right attitude. This mindset shift alone is sure to improve your look and make you more attractive in no time.
2. What's your fashion style?
If you aren't sure what your fashion style looks like, take some time to find out what you like. Try out different clothes until you find the perfect combination for you.
Be creative with your outfits and push out of your comfort zone. To help you out, I've put up a definitive list of 44 different types of fashion styles for inspiration.
3. Avoid what's trending
You don't need to follow style trends to look great. Buy classic styles first since fashion trends go away quickly. You want to look your best forever, so build a wardrobe with clothes that stand the test of time.
Fast-fashion chains mass-produce cheap trendy clothing with little care for quality. It's exciting to shop at high-street stores but avoid cheaply made clothes. You'll quickly realize you have nothing to wear if you follow fashion trends.
4. Wear classic pieces
Prefer classic clothing pieces that don't go out of style. They are not only more sustainable but also save you money and improve your fashion sense in the long run.
Don't pick original and unique pieces right away if you are starting to improve your fashion style. Focus on simple cuts, clean shapes, and classic silhouettes first.
Classic clothes can last several seasons up to many years. They are an effective way to create modern, timeless, and elegant outfits. They don't go out of style, are very versatile, and you can wear them for every occasion.
5. Avoid bold prints
Prefer timeless clothes over trendy and bold prints. Highly creative cuts and patterns are difficult to style and combine into different fashionable outfits.
Colorful, rich clothes are attention-grabbing but don't look elegant or refined for women. Instead, pick clothes that you can easily combine and wear for a long time.
6. Get your friends' advice
One of the best ways to improve your fashion style is to ask your friends. Get together with people who already dress well between your friends and family.
Spend more time with people who give the best advice for some inspiration. Ask your acquaintances for style tips to look your best.
7. Avoid low-quality clothing
Check each clothing piece's quality before buying. It's easy to look your best when you wear high-quality clothes.
Pay attention to details and garment construction the next time you go shopping. Follow my best tips to buy higher quality clothes.
8. Take care of your wardrobe
Take better care of the garments you already own, as keeping them in great shape will improve your look. It's also a great way to protect the environment and save money because they will last much longer.
Do you know what fabrics are delicate and need extra care? What can you wash together, and what should you hand-wash separately?
You can wear the pieces you love the most for a longer time if you avoid simple mistakes while doing your laundry.
9. Craft each outfit for the occasion
Wear beachwear to the beach, office wear to work, and formal wear to evening diners. Follow the dress code that fits in the setting to dress well. But don't sacrifice your comfort. Make sure you feel great at all times.
Pick the right combination of clothes depending on the occasion but don't hesitate to stand out by breaking the rules. Get a feeling for when you need to conform and when you can ignore dress codes.
10. Wear well-fitting clothes
Only keep clothes that fit you perfectly and make room in your closet for better items. Let go of clothes that are too small or too big.
Wear clothes with the perfect fit that makes you look fantastic and flatters your figure.
11. Stick with the staples
Keep wearing your style essentials for a while, and don't change what you wear all at once. Replace one piece at a time from the outfits you are already wearing to explore new ideas progressively.
You can move outside of your comfort zone one step at a time with one item you've never worn before. Start with one clothing piece if you want to try on something new.
12. Simplify your outfits
Put simplicity first when buying new clothes and crafting your outfits. If you remove unneeded extras, you can often improve your overall look. Keep your closet simple to better your fashion style.
Simple shapes and basic designs don't necessarily have to be boring. You can make every piece you own a winner by simply choosing the right collection of clothes that go well together.
Ornamentation, embroidery, and embellishments are often superfluous. Prefer essential, high-quality, and chic pieces that are also uncomplicated and stylish.
13. Declutter your closet
Get rid of the clothes you don't wear. You can donate them, sell them, or recycle them. Keep only the best items in your wardrobe. The best pieces are the ones you wear all the time.
Keep only clothing that looks amazing on you and make you feel comfortable. Then get rid of the excess.
Clean up your wardrobe to improve your fashion style. To help you out, I've put together a list of 20 types of clothes to get rid of right now.
14. Try a capsule wardrobe
Why not try out a capsule wardrobe for a while? It's an easy way to create simple yet stylish outfits that are also elegant and timeless.
A capsule wardrobe consists of versatile basics and closet essentials that you can effortlessly combine into different outfits. You can follow fantastic capsule wardrobe bloggers on Instagram for inspiration.
16. Use colors wisely to improve your style
Wear the right colors to improve your look instantly. Don't wear bold colors, but don't shy away from colors completely. Prefer neutral colors that you can mix and match easily.
You can wear classic colors all year-round effortlessly. They improve your look by giving a particular nuance to your outfits, whether they're on casual wear or formal wear.
Some of the best colors to wear for women include:
- pastel pink
- pale blue
- mint green
- cool grey
- black and white
16. Think sustainable fashion
It's very encouraging to see more fashion companies add ethical, vegan, and affordable options to their collections. Look for the most transparent, accountable, and sustainable brands.
The best ethical and sustainable fashion labels help you dress sustainably and protect the planet, the people, and animals living on it.
Be a conscious consumer and make consistent efforts to choose sustainable and cruelty-free options.
Buy clothing from brands that implement sustainable practices. It's a sure way to look your best with a good conscience.
17. Buy eco-friendly jeans
Jeans are popular fashion items but also very polluting. It takes tons of water, energy, and chemicals to produce a pair of jeans.
Luckily, eco-friendly denim helps you look stylish and protects the environment. Pick a well-fitting pair of jeans from a sustainable denim brand.
18. Wear vegan shoes
A high-quality pair of shoes is essential to dress well and look your best. But make the conscious choice of buying from footwear brands that adhere to the highest social and environmental standards.
Ethical and vegan shoes produced with sustainable practices are a great addition to your wardrobe. They are one of the best investments you can make.
Pick the most comfortable, affordable, and durable shoes from my list of 30 ethical and vegan shoe companies.
19. Get one designer accessory
Choose one stylish, luxury accessory to wear with the rest of your outfit. It can be a watch, a scarf, a hat, a belt, or a handbag.
But don't overdo it as one accessory is plenty enough. Keep your fashion style simple, versatile, and elegant with one unique designer item.
You can find affordable styles from Gucci, Hermès Birkin, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, and more on designer resale sites.
20. Have fun
Last but not least, make sure to have fun! Improve your fashion style while enjoying the process. Treat it like a hobby to enjoy every moment of the journey.
About the Author: Alex Assoune
Alex Assoune (MS) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks three languages and holds two Master of Science degrees in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.