There are so many clothing companies on the market and so many garments that you can choose from, it can be hard to stick to one style. In fact, you don’t need to stick to ‘one look,’ and by experimenting, you will curate your own personal style that is unique to you.
This does not mean that you should spend an excessive amount of money on clothes.
In a world of fast-fashion and online shopping, it can be easy to get swept up with purchasing a number of different garments, most of which will be worn only a few times and then sit in your closet for the following decade.
Here are some tips that will help you cultivate a style that you will keep for many years.
Invest in quality and flattering clothes
It’s always better to own fewer garments that are high quality and perfectly fitted for your body type, than many clothes, which make you look and feel uncomfortable. Even if these items are more expensive, look at them as investment pieces that you will be wearing for a long time.
Make sure that you know what your measurements are, and look for companies that release garments that will look good on you. For instance, if you are searching for plus-sized clothing between the sizes of 16-32, Froxx is a good option for you. Consider looking for smaller and more niche fashion boutiques that specialise in the clothes you need and want.
Look for inspiration
Fashion inspiration is all around you; from the streets to social media and the magazines you see in stores. If you are unsure about how to curate your sense of style, why not take a look at what some Instagram fashion bloggers are wearing? Even if you won’t be purchasing the same designer garments as them, it can give you an idea for outfit ensembles.
Clear out old clothes
You no doubt have some clothes in your closet that you haven’t touched or worn in years, and it’s time for you to clear these out. Donate the items that you are no longer wearing and get rid of the ones that are filled with stains, rips and holes.
This will give your closet some much-needed space for new garments.
Stay true to your personality
It’s normal that your style will evolve with time, and you should always stay true to your personality.
You will not want to wear the same clothes you had in high school when you are in your 20s or 30s, and this is completely normal. When you put on a new garment, you are presenting to the world a different version of yourself, and you want it to accurately depict who you are as a person. Also, wearing clothes that make you happy can also boost your confidence throughout the day.
Don’t fret if you are not yet sure what your personal style should look like. With time, you will finally find a ‘look’ that makes you happy. In the meantime, feel free to experiment, but don’t spend most of your monthly budget on clothes.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post created in association with Lucy Parks, a fashion blogger who has been working in the industry for six years, and the author’s views here do not necessarily reflect those of His & Hers Magazine.
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