A stylish wardrobe is all about smart choices. When you look at it, everything is beautiful and functional, and it does not matter if you have purchased some of the pieces from a thrift store. The only essential thing is every piece serves its purpose well in making you look great and that these pieces work really well with each other.
When your wardrobe consists of smart picks, getting dressed to impress every day automatically becomes easier. Also, you can be sure that you will not look like you are trying too hard.
Therefore, if your goal is to become effortlessly fashionable, you need to make sure that you put a lot of thought into every piece of clothing that you add to your wardrobe. You also need to remember tried and true styling rules.
To help you with this, provided below are seven simple steps to creating a more stylish wardrobe:
Step 1: Study your body to determine the best silhouette for you.
The best way for clothes to look stylish is for them to work with your natural shape. So, take the time to examine your body in front of the mirror and identify its shape. Knowing your body shape will make it easier for you to choose clothes that will provide you with the best silhouette.
Step 2: Invest in a lot of neutrals.
Neutral-coloured pieces go well with each other, and with bold, statement pieces. They lend versatility to stylish wardrobes, and you can be certain that you always have pieces that look polished and chic throughout the changing seasons.
Step 3: Save up for high-quality structured pieces.
Crisp trousers, pencil skirts and blazers that fit you perfectly are what you need for instant sophistication. They look smart and sharp and can elevate casual ensembles in a snap.
Tip: To know if a structured piece has great quality and worth its high retail price, inspect the lining and stitches. A plush lining and clean stitches mean that the brand has covered all the bases in creating a fabulous product.
Step 4: Make sure you have a long dress.
Long, flowy dresses, particularly those that do not have much shape, are big game-changers when it comes to style. With different treatments, they can go from boho-chic to classy and elegant, to street and edgy.
So, have at least one long “shapeless” dress in your wardrobe because it will serve you well on those days when you want to look put together but do not want to spend a long time on dressing up.
Step 5: Classic footwear should be a part of your wardrobe.
Black high-heeled pumps, nude sandals with height, and boots are wardrobe must-haves. Shoes complete the look, and if they have a bit of height to them, the more you’ll look stylish. When you wear heels, you instantly look taller and slimmer.
Also, when you wear heels with your outfits, you will notice a difference in your strut. You are more mindful of your posture, and thus, you look more confident — and there’s nothing more stylish than the look of confidence.
Step 6: Throw in statement pieces that you can get great use out of.
Unexpected items such as retro pieces that have loads of character and pair up with other items in your wardrobe beautifully are absolutely worth having. These can take your style up a notch and prevent your outfits from being boring and predictable.
Step 7: Learn the right way to keep your clothes clean and crisp.
One of the keys to a stylish wardrobe is the proper maintenance of clothing. Read the instructions on how to properly care for your clothes. Consider the following tips:
- Stylists advise avoiding washing clothes often. Structured and textured pieces should not be washed frequently because washing dulls their colour, as well as morphs their shape.
- If you are worried about your clothes becoming smelly, here’s an important tip: Fold them neatly in a Ziploc bag and place your bagged clothes in the freezer overnight. This should get rid of any odour.
- Keeping clothes wrinkle-free is also one of the secrets to a stylish wardrobe. Clothes look their best and hang over your body well when they are ironed properly. So, invest in a steam iron. A steam iron is easier to work with. You do not have to worry about getting the wrong setting and burning your outfits because the iron does not come in direct contact with the clothes.
- Free your clothes from lint. Nothing can mess up the look of fine clothes than lint and other little things stuck to them. Purchase a couple of lint rollers to easily get rid of lint, fuzz, and other particles that tend to settle on clothes.
With these steps, clearly, a stylish wardrobe is not necessarily one that is packed with designer items. You create a stylish wardrobe through good and practical decisions.
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