We often invest a lot of money and time on our fashion statements but forget the minor detailing of fashion rules. To shape up and upgrade your fashion, it is very important to know the basic rules of styling and then jazzing it up with your own unique touch. Simple changes and a little detailing in your fashion statement can make all the difference.
1. A hardy handbag
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A quality handbag is worth the investment as long as you’ve budgeted for it responsibly. Look for one with a classic design (try a structured top-handle bag for the office and a cross-body bag for the weekend) in a neutral colour. Once you’ve got your dream bag, keep it shiny using unscented body lotion on all other leather. Re-stuff your bag before storing, to keep the structure of the bag in top shape.
2. Wear weighty accessories
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Inexpensive jewellery can elevate any outfit, when chosen and styled thoughtfully. These jewellery are usually an impulsive buy. Opt for clear crystals over plastic gemstones, and choose darker metals over excessively shiny ones. Additionally, choose metals that have some weight to them instead of ones that look and feel flimsy. For a classic look, add a metal or leather watch. Don’t be afraid to rock something with an ethnic or vintage vibe. Jewellery is the ultimate statement and conversation piece.
3. Fetch classic coats
A fabulous jacket makes an instant outfit, no matter what you’ve got on underneath. Focus on finding quality closet staples that will last you forever. A belted trench, black leather jacket, raw denim, and a navy, camel, or black pea coat will never go out of style. Collect them all and you’ll never find yourself with nothing to wear.
4. Pay attention to detail
If you spot a loose thread, give it a snip. Need to get rid of pills on a sweater? Use a disposable razor to shave them away. Got a pulled thread? Gently stretch the fabric back into shape and use a sewing needle to push the snag through to the inside of the sweater. And obviously, never wear an item of clothing with a stain, hole, or missing button
5. Avoid earthy colors
Mossy earth tones can look drab and dated. For a more luxurious look fill your closet with vibrant jewel tones and pastels. As for patterns and prints, leopard spots are a classic. Most others will make you look dated. As Fall has already approached, it’s time to ditch the dull and embrace the colourfull.
6. Go for minimal makeup and neutral nails
When it comes to makeup, you’ll never go wrong with a dab of concealer, rosy cheeks, mascara, and a berry lip. For expensive-looking hair, try a sleek blowout. “No nail polish is better than chipped polish, and a nail color reveals a lot about you”, says Nikita, a final year student of B. Sc. in Fashion and Apparel Design at Nitte School of Fashion Technology and Interior Design.
7. Match your shoes to your bag
Because your shoes are constantly hitting the pavement, it may not be worth it to splurge on pairs you wear every day, but it is important to keep shoes in good shape. It’s safe to spot treat most shoes with dish detergent and warm water. To look extra polished; match your shoes to your handbag.
8. Tuck it in
A tucked-in shirt with a skirt or trousers always comes across as polished and classy. To give your outfit more of an edge, try a monochrome look in black, white, or navy.
9. Take it to the tailor
A quick nip and tuck can make a Rs. 2000 dress look custom made. You’ll want to make sure your new piece has the correct hem (the ankle or an inch below for jeans and trousers and right above the knee for most pencil skirts) and sleeve length (just below your wrist).
10. Add a fresh fragrance
No outfit is complete without a lux fragrance to match. Find a scent you love and apply it to your skin (never your clothing or hair) at major pulse points. Heat rises, so it’s important to apply perfume to points on the lower half of your body in addition to places like your wrists, elbows, and the nape of the neck. For a scent that lasts, spritz your ankles, behind your knees. To avoid mixing too many fragrances, treat your skin with an unscented moisturizer or almond oil before applying perfume.
Follow these tips and you’re ready to rule the world.