Fashion can be a lot of fun to play around with, but you can often find yourself sticking to the same old styles. While that may have worked for you for a long time, you may soon discover that you’re getting sick of wearing the same sort of things. Even if you once felt you looked incredible in those denim cut offs or pencil dress, our personal tastes can often change as fast as the runway trends. But, when your staple go-to style sudden feels hideous to you, what do you do? Are you mean to keep trying to style out the looks you hate or bravely make a change?
Trying new things in fashion can feel scary, but when you’re stuck in a rut, it’s often the only option you have to shake yourself out of it. After all, you may have loved a ladylike style, or tomboy look for half of your life, but now you’re over it. Then, you need to replace it with something new. And when you’re trying to figure out what new look is right for you, you’re going to want to look for the right kind of inspiration. So, here are a four very different options to get your started.
Cool Girl Casual
First up, we’re going to go with a really effortless fashion style. Cool girl casual is pretty much what it says on the tin – very casual, but with a super cool edge. Think lots of denim, trendy sneakers or slip ons, simple tees and an effortlessly natural hair and beauty look to go with it. So, if this sounds like something you’d like to try, here’s how to go about styling it out.
Jeans are classic and can work for pretty much any kind of look. But, it’s the style, shape, cut, a color of jeans that can often help them to determine what sort of style you’re channeling. When you’re going for an uber cool, casual style, you want to go with a loose fitting denim style. Great ideas for this would be a boyfriend jean or Mom style. Then, not only do your jeans look super effortless, they’re still on trend making them super chic too.
Then, when it comes to the accessories for your cool-girl style, you’re going to want to go as simple and classic as possible. The cool girl look is definitely a no-frills zone. On trend sneakers, simple pumps and even classic heels can work well here. You’re going to want to ‘throw them on’ with the denim and a simple tee in order to go for that I woke up like this kind of look.
But the most important part of your casual cool style is going to be the ability to work with a capsule wardrobe. The thought of this often terrifies people. But when you have a capsule collection of items to wear, they should all work well together, making your outfit choices simpler and easier to pick out. To get this right, you’re going to want to organize your closet and pack away the things that you don’t need. Then you should have no more than 30 pieces that can be worn together.
Prim & Proper
Sometimes, all you want is an ultra feminine, very well put together sense of style. But you can often feel like it’s impossible to achieve. However, amazingly for us all, it’s easier to style out than you think. With classic tailoring, quality fabrics, and simple shapes, you’ll be sure to create a wardrobe that finally creates that uptown look you’ve always aimed for. And how do you go about doing that? Here’s how…
One of the easier ways to achieve a well put together look is to focus on tailoring. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean dress like you’re always heading to the office but picking out key pieces to style in your own way. Whether it’s a silk blazer or cropped printed pants, you can use tailoring to create a formal but fashionable look. Mixed with softer items, you get the most striking effect.
To mix with those pieces of tailoring, you’re going to want quality separates. You don’t have to spend an awful lot on these items, but you may find that choosing quality fabrics helps to create a more expensive look. Then, you may wish to invest in one or two pieces that will always pull your looks together, like a traditional trench coat or classic court shoes. If you’re looking to create a look that’s prim, you need to be able to add a conservative edge, but have fun with the items you choose to create that.
And finally, the last part of a prim and proper look is the air of femininity that often follows it. Even with tailoring, there always seems to be a very feminine feel to this style. More often than not, that’s down to the fabrics and cuts that are used. In feminine fashion styles, you’ll find a lot of lace and tulle, but frills and embellished fabrics are often used too. All are great for toning down tailoring and adding a softer finish.
Fancy High Fashion
If you’ve always wanted to be one of those incredibly stylish fashionista that flock around fashion week, are always featured in the best-dressed street style lists, and are all over Instagram, you can. You just have to let yourself style out clothing the way you really want to. Think big statements, fun pieces and even a few quirky and crazy additions every once in awhile. And if you have no idea where you need to start, here’s a few tips and tricks.
The one thing that often sets a high fashion style from the rest is the boldness of the clothing choices worn. They’re always cutting edge and super fun. So if you’ve ever wondered how to wear denim on denim, how you can mix prints, or even how to find inspiration, now’s your time to read up and try it for yourself. Make bold choices with your fashion, and you’ll definitely be on the right track.
Twist The Trends
But you should never feel like you have to follow the trends exactly how they’re seen on the red carpet. In face, you should definitely be twisting them to your own taste. Love that skirt but not the top? Wear it with your favorite sweater instead. Love the idea of mixing two crazy prints? Go for it. Style is there for you to make your own statement with.
Push Your Comfort Zone
It’s often the most challenging part, but when you get it right, you’ll be on your way to high fashion fashionista in no time at all. When you want to get the look down, you need to be able to step out of your wardrobe comfort zone. If you love the looks that you saw in magazines or on Instagram, don’t be afraid to try them out for yourself.
When you love the freedom of expression in fashion, fun prints, and even freer shapes, you might be looking at more of a bohemian-inspired style. Technically this fashion type can be anything you want it to be, but if you love quirky prints, flowing layers, and light fabrics, it’s definitely going to be the one for you. And if you’ve always wondered how to add a vintage bohemian twist to what you wear, try these ideas on for size.
One of the most statement styles of the boho chic fashion is definitely different prints and patterns. When you’re going for a bohemian look, you need to think about picking up a whole bunch of pretty patterns to add to your wardrobe. Tops, skirts, dresses, trousers and even accessories – all of them add to that super chic, retro look that you’ve been dying to style out.
When it comes to the actual style of clothing that you should look to pick up, you’re going to want to go for loose shapes. The key defining factor for bohemian fashion is definitely that it’s very free flowing. Just look at the 70s for your inspiration. Skirts are long and full of volume. Tops are big, baggy and beautiful. Trousers are bold and often with super wide legs. So, as long as you’re looking at free flowing layers when you’re adding new pieces to your closet, you’re completely on track.
Matching Hair & Makeup
And finally, the thing that often pulls your retro look together is the boho beauty that goes with it. To set the style off, you’re going to want to make sure that your hair is waved or long and free-flowing, or even braided. Then, when it comes to makeup, less is always more. Boho chic is all about the no-makeup makeup look. You may also want to grab a little tanning lotion too, because most boho babes rock that golden glow like no other.