Elevating your style isn’t always about wearing the latest trends or showcasing high-end fashion. In fact, finding your personal style and making it work for you is often the most effective way to look your best.
If you want to cultivate iconic looks for Instagram, dress your best for an upcoming party or simply take your flair to a whole new level, take a look at these tiny tips to help elevate your style:
Find a tailor
That’s right – clothes always look better when they fit great so finding a tailor is an essential if you want to make your wardrobe work.
I tend to buy items and get them altered so no matter what style you love or what size or shape you are, buying off the shelf doesn’t always guarantee a good fit.
On the other hand, you have couture but that’s way out of most people’s budget so having your clothes tailored allows you to achieve a bespoke fit at a fraction of the price!
Accessorise every outfit
Whether you’re heading out for a big night or simply popping to the shops, the right accessories will complete your look.
From a stylish tote bags and premium phone cases to jewellery and headwear, there are endless ways to experiment with accessories. What’s more – you can use accessories to incorporate the latest trends into your outfit, whilst maintaining a capsule wardrobe that encapsulates your personal style.
Wearing the best colours for your skin tone and hair colour can drastically change your appearance.
Although it may be tempting to stick to blacks and greys (I love them too) or even whites and creams, these don’t necessarily suit everyone.
Spend some time assessing your natural skin tone, eye colour and hair colour and compare them against a colour wheel to find the tones that naturally suit you. Wearing a warmer shade or a cooler tone can transform your appearance and elevate your style in seconds.
Yes, it’s cheesy but if you have a smartphone or social media accounts, there’s a good chance that you’ve already got an array of selfies to choose from!
If not, get snapping! You don’t have to share photos with others but by taking selfies, you can see what works for you – sometimes what looks good on a hanger may not look great on you. Take photos in a mirror or take selfies and see what works for you…
Keep it simple
If you want to create a stylish look, keep things simple.
Simplicity is key and normally the best option to choose. Sometimes, it can be a little bit overwhelming with too many patterns, prints and graphics as they can detract from the overall look you’re trying to achience.
Instead, pair bold prints with plain basics – bold trousers with a simple tee or the other way around. Let one print make the statement and keep everything else simple.
Honing Your Style
If you haven’t found your own signature style yet, there’s no need to panic!
It can take time to discover what works for you and what you feel most comfortable in but by experimenting with looks and trying new trends, you can give your inner fashionista the freedom she needs to find the perfect style.