Although it’s late in the year to make New Year’s resolutions, it’s always a good idea to set new goals you want to work towards. During the summer, people often find they have more time to set priorities, but the fall is also an ideal season to implement your new intentions. If you’ve been thinking about your clothes and wishing you could revamp your look, now is the perfect time to focus on your style!
By keeping only a few essential tips in mind, you can level up your style and change the way you present yourself. As the seasons slowly transition from summer to fall weather, you should go through your closet and consider the pieces you want to add and donate. But before you update your wardrobe, you’ll want to keep a few style tips in mind so you know what to look for. Keep reading to learn six super simple ways you can elevate your style right now.
Know Your Style
In order to level up your look, you should first know what your unique style is. If you aren’t entirely sure yet, you can ask yourself some questions to help figure out what you like. Are there clothing decades you’re inspired by? Are there shapes you feel most comfortable in? Are there certain patterns, colors, or prints that make you happy? What pieces do you see others wearing and hope to find yourself?
Truly consider the looks you love and build your style around them. Remember that as long as you have a clear picture of what you like, that is your style. So the best way to elevate your style is to stay true to it as you further discover the clothes that give you confidence.
Many people own nice jewelry pieces but forget to wear them. Jewelry, from the simplest charms to the most statement-making baubles, does wonders for any outfit that needs an extra oomph. When you add necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or rings, your outfit is no longer made up of basic pieces but appears pulled together into an ensemble.
One way to ensure you don’t forget to wear your jewelry is to buy simple, quality pieces that you can keep on without worrying about them tarnishing. Assess your skin tone and coloring to determine which metal compliments you best, and then look for jewelry that will work with a variety of everyday outfits.
Always Have Nice Nails
Style is about your whole persona and look, so it isn’t limited to your outfit. You can exude style and a general put-togetherness through your body, especially your nails. When you have cared-for nails in a shade or design that compliments your outfit, it appears as though you’ve intentionally matched your nails to your clothes. But even nail styles like French manicures or sheer gloss, while subtle, help draw your look together.
If you want to maintain your nice nails and change your color week by week, your best option is to purchase an at-home kit so you can create semi cured gel nails affordably. If you want to seem extra stylish, you can change your nails frequently to match each day or week of outfits.
Layer Your Pieces
Layering is a style icon’s secret to success. When you layer you can take a basic t-shirt and jeans outfit from simple to sophisticated; imagine adding a blazer, jacket, scarf, hat, purse, and shoes and how much trendier the outfit would be. Essentially, layering appears effortless, because anyone can add a cardigan to a t-shirt or a vest to a button-down, yet it looks intentional.
There’s no rule to layering, but you can play around with different shapes, textures, colors, patterns, and styles to create a complex outfit that uniquely expresses your mood today.
Coordinate Your Outfits
Coordination screams “stylish” simply because cohesiveness indicates your willingness to put thought into your clothes. You don’t actually have to spend time planning outfits, however, if you buy pieces that complement each other in color, pattern, and shape; then, you’ll get the credit for looking stylish without the hassle. Matching two and three piece sets are another lovely way to wear a coordinated look. If you stock your closet with matching pieces, you’ll never have to worry about what to wear in the morning.
Don’t Forget About Shoes
A last important step is to treat shoes like a key part of each outfit. That doesn’t mean that every pair of shoes you wear needs to be fancy or statement-making. However, the shoes you add to your look can really change the outfit’s vibe. You can tone down a formal outfit with sneakers or combat boots; you can elevate casual t-shirts and jeans with eye-catching shoes. Remember that shoes add a unique element to any look.
If you’re ready to take your style to the next level, now is the perfect time to use these tips to appear extra fashionable this season. You’ll easily feel confident and composed with each cohesive look you wear!