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As we get older, it’s easy to think that all you’re left with in terms of fashion are comfortable, functional pieces that lack that wow factor. But you couldn’t be further from the truth. The latest trends are no longer solely aimed at younger women that are yet to experience the joys of what the biological clock does to your once perfect figure. So if you feel like you’ve lost your way slightly when it comes to personal style, and are looking for tips on how to reinvent your wardrobe to better express your personality, keep reading as we give you some useful tips that should help you on your way to the perfect capsule wardrobe.
Consider enrolling in a styling course
One of the best ways of getting back into the fashion game is to complete a stylist course. There are many different types of courses available that will allow you to gain knowledge on how to dress appropriately for your age, whilst remaining fashionable and stylish. What’s more, once you have learned the tricks of the trade, you could turn your new found skills into a profitable business venture and help other people re-discover fashion and reclaim their own unique sense of style.
Pick a color palette
Think carefully about which colors best suit your skin tone and complexion and then build a wardrobe that includes and complements these tones. For example, if you think grey tones are flattering against your skin, ensure that the clothing you choose to invest in complements cool grey colors. When choosing a color palette, opt for more neutral tones that have a more timeless feel. You can always add a statement pop of color here and there once you have the basics covered.
Building a wardrobe in this way will make day-to-day outfit choices a breeze as most of your key pieces will work well with each other. Once you have identified which colors work well for you, you’ll also learn which colors to stay away from and therefore avoid any future fashion faux pas.
Avoid fast fashion trends
Now there’s nothing wrong with keeping your clothing current but try to avoid buying pieces that will quickly become out-dated and unstylish. Instead, try to invest in timeless pieces that will last you for years to come such as a simple pair of well-fitted trousers or jeans. These staple items should make up the basis of your new wardrobe and can be teamed with less-expensive, trend-driven clothing or accessories. When trying to incorporate the latest trends into your personal style, less is sometimes more. A printed scarf or pair of sunglasses can often be all it takes to update an outfit made up of more staple items.
Find your signature
When looking to reinvent your wardrobe, do not discount shapes or styles of clothing you know work for you. Perhaps you know that an A-line dress best suits your body shape. If this is the case, stick with it! As the saying goes ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, there’s something undeniably chic about being confident with your signature style and staying true to your personal taste. Instead, experiment with different textures or simple play around with what to team with your favourite signature items of clothing.
Hopefully, the above points should give you some food for thought. Remember that your sense of style is a very personal thing and there are no right or wrong ways to express yourself through your clothing. Have fun with it, finding your personal style is a journey and not a destination. As your lifestyle and personal tastes change, your clothing should do the same.