As the new year starts to approach rather quickly, many people are already making plans for the changes they’ll like to make in the new year. For some, one of these changes would be fashion related such as shopping better and wiser, decluttering or buying better accessories. A common one has to be decluttering because a lot of people procrastinate doing it a lot.
Decluttering can be hard to do but it’s necessary. I bet if you take a good and long look at your closet and the pieces you already own, you’ll want to toss some things out. Toss what you haven’t worn in the last year so you can start fresh. Then you can begin to rebuild and refine your wardrobe with a style that truly reflects where you are in your life and career. If you find it hard to toss a particular item even if you haven’t used it for a while, try redefining how you use it or adding something to make it fun. For example, if its a handbag, you can add Pom Tassels to it to make it more fun and that’ll make you use it again. The more you trust your gut, the faster the process of decluttering will go. The key to nailing personal style is all about having an efficient, organized wardrobe. According to one expert, when creating a capsule wardrobe, you should aim for less than 50 pieces or less. So after decluttering, you will have to maintain your now minimalist or semi-minimalist closet. A way to do that is to shop wiser and below are some discussion points that’ll help you do that.
Buy What Makes You Feel Confident
When shopping makes sure you are confident in yourself and always buy what fits. No one can see what the size tag reads on the inside of your dress and truthfully, no one cares! The focus should not be on fitting into the smallest size possible. So avoid trying to buy the smallest size dress only to have it not fit when you are ready to wear it and you end up abandoning it in your closet. Buy the right fitting clothes so you can feel your best and feel more confident. So wear what makes you feel confident! As well as finding the silhouettes that suit you, also think about color. Find out what colors look the best on you. A strong lipstick goes a long way to making so many shades seem easier to wear.
The most important thing is to understand your body shape and know the silhouettes that are always flattering on you. Taking pictures as well as looking in the mirror will help spot the silhouettes that you should rely on. If you pay close attention to celebrities with similar shapes to you, then you’ll be able to spot the silhouettes that always work for them.
lso, it’s ok to have a uniform style that you fall back on. The word “uniform” might sound terribly boring, but many of the most stylish women we know have one, whether that’s for weekends, work or every single day. For example, my go-to uniform style is a jean and white t-shirt with a jacket over it if its a bit chilly. It works every time. And just because you have a formula that you know you can always rely on doesn’t mean that it always has to look the same, as you can play with variations, unlikely accessories or just use this as an outfit to fall back on when you can’t decide in what to wear.
Buy Day to Night Pieces
Especially if you work a 9-5 job, day to night piece will come in very handy for your social activities at the end of the day. There are some perfect pieces that fit this need.
The Slim Blazer is one of them. Throw one on to automatically dress up or down your ensemble, whether it’s with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt, they are great for a day and night look. Slim blazers are a gem and that’s because everyone looks good in them. What’s more classically day-to-night than a go-to blazer? Leather Leggings is another. A pair of leggings striped in leather will convert easily between the hours and won’t get too hot as you make the rounds. They are a great item to pair with blazers or skinny blazers but you can also pair them with a nice blouse for an easy transition from day to night.
Cropped Tops are a little tricky but if you know how to style them correctly they turn out pretty great. The secret to showing midriff before the sun goes down: a long skirt that only shows a hint of skin. Paired with a pencil the modest bottom keeps the abbreviated blouse from looking too daring for the day. Of course, rocking a crop top to the office depends on the work environment and the industry you are in. Short Suits are fashion-forward and classy. Shorts might seem like a casual approach, but teamed with a coordinating topper the look is so classy and chic it’s perfect for a day look and a night look as well. Pencil Skirts will always be a classic. They always look sexy and sophisticated, night and day.
Buy a Statement Handbag
A good quality statement handbag will go a long way and will last you for a long time.
When buying a statement bag, be sure to buy one with a solid and long-lasting material. For example, leather is a great fabric because it ages so well. It is one of the rare things in life that looks better as it grows older. That is why it is an amazing choice for an investment bag. You can have this piece for years and it will only get better and better. The same goes for faux leather. Once you get through the process of deciding on an aesthetic that appeals to you and a handbag style that will match your lifestyle, the only remaining thing to be done is very simple. Try looking up reviews to see how it weathers if you’re worried. However, if it’s produced by a reputable manufacturer and is well made in other areas, such as the zippers, hardware, and bag straps, then you shouldn’t have any problem. Nonetheless, make sure you know what you’re getting.
Make new and better style decisions and have a happy new year.