Owning your own personal style and keeping up with trends at the same time can be tricky. How do you find a balance between what’s in fashion and what you truly feel good in?
Here are a few tips and tricks to stay true to yourself without missing out on current trends in the fashion world.
Find Your Staples
Filling your closet with staples that you love wearing is an essential wardrobe tip. Think of items that never go out of style – a good quality pair of jeans, white button-up shirts, comfortable T-shirts, boots, coats, turtlenecks, the list goes on.
Think about which of those staple pieces fit in with your own style and make sure you own enough of them to build your outfits from that selection. There’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple!
Once you know that your closet is stocked with timeless pieces that you love wearing and feel confident in, you can start to mix things up with your accessories. Buying new accessories is a great way to stay on trend without really compromising your own style.
Switching out your whole wardrobe every new season is unreasonable and expensive. However, buying a new bag, a few jewellery pieces, shoes or belts to fit in with the new trends is much more affordable and easy to manage.
Swap out your old leather handbag for a trendy tote, stay on trend with extra wide glasses and grab a few beaded necklaces to match up with your existing items.
Create a Uniform
Designing yourself a personal uniform can make getting dressed each morning a whole lot quicker and easier.
The best way to do this is by keeping things simple – once again using those timeless items that never go out of style. A simple combination of a pair of jeans, a turtleneck, boots and then some accessories is an easy formula to follow and will keep your closet from getting chaotic and out of control.
Keep in mind that you don’t need to follow every trend in order to be fashionable each season. Keep your eye on fashion magazines and style websites, and decide what new trends really interest you and which don’t.
If you’re loving the mom jeans trend, go ahead and invest in a few pairs, but if you prefer good old skinny jeans, don’t feel pressured to make the switch. If everyone is wearing mini handbags but you prefer your giant cotton bag, that’s okay too and you won’t be breaking any rules by sticking with what works for you.
Keep in mind that fashion is personal and you need to pay attention to what works for you and what doesn’t. Having your wardrobe stocked with long-lasting items you love, and then selectively purchasing some trendy items to incorporate is the more sustainable and fashion-forward way to hand things.
This season, don’t fall for every trend that shows up on your social media pages. Choose what you love and make it work for you!