Do you lack confidence when it comes to putting outfits together for a special event? Do you see other people and wonder how they got to be so effortlessly stylish? Are you unsure what kind of clothes suit you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve compiled some handy tips that could be the making of your brand new sense of style.
Recognise the rut
If you feel like you only ever wear the same four outfits day in day out or stick to the one same colour scheme, you’ve probably recognised you’re in a style rut and are keen to get out of it once and for all. You should always update your wardrobe in line with the latest season and add colour to customise your look. In the spring, pastel and neutral colours are often favoured to be taken over by bold brights in the summer and transitioning into jewel shades in the autumn and winter months.
Freshen up your work wardrobe
For work, it’s good to invest in classics like a Jasper Littman tailored suit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t accessorise to make it different every time you wear it. If your work wardrobe is packed with one suit and the same style shirts, why not change it up by adding coloured or patterned ties and pocket squares?
Make shopping your friend
Many of us think of shopping as a chore and only drag ourselves down the high streets if we desperately need a new pair of jeans or something to wear for a party. If you’re prone to lunch hour shopping and whiz round the shops without trying anything on or thinking about what you can wear your purchases with, consider instead an afternoon of shopping at a more leisurely pace. Take all the time you want and try on anything that catches your eye – even if at first you don’t think it’s very you. You’re bound to find some styles you instantly fall in love with and you’d be surprised how many garments you’d never normally go for make you look great!
As mentioned above, it often pays to try things on that you don’t think would suit you. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a style rut and the best way to get out of one is to go for a style, material or colour you’d normally dismiss. Clothes look completely different when they’re off the hanger. This is a great method to help you embrace a new sense of style and let it evolve.
One of the easiest ways to find inspiration for your own style is to look at other people’s and piece together looks that you like. These days we are inundated with pictures of glamorous fashion shoots and celebrity red carpet numbers, not to mention all the fashion accessed on social media. If you’re looking for inspiration for your style, follow fashion bloggers on Instagram and check out clothes boards on Pinterest, as well as flicking through magazines. Even if you don’t like someone’s entire outfit, there are usually elements you can take and combine to create your own trend.
Fashion is a fun way to express yourself and express your personality through what you wear, so don’t be afraid to have some fun with your wardrobe and let your individuality shine through.