Have you ever noticed any rich person poorly dressed on occasion? Trust me when I say style is something one is born with; it has nothing to do with money. However, style can be learned – much like talent. With an understanding of different fabrics and textures and a sense of color coordination, you can never fail to impress your peers with your styling.
This article will teach how you can manage to look stylish without having to wear pieces from those expensive designers such as Gucci and Prada. You will no longer have to accept an invitation because of your unaffordability to buy expensive casual party dresses. Your limited budget should never stop you from enjoying yourself. So, let’s get the party started!
Choose the Right Fabric
The fabric of your dress is your new skin, and you need to be comfortable in it. Your understanding of fabrics goes a long way toward helping you pick the right fabric. The two things you need to keep in mind when choosing a fabric are the ongoing season and your body’s endurance. You usually wear thick clothes in winter and thin clothes in summer, and what’s thick for one person may not be thick for another, as our bodies function differently.
My husband can wear a thick jersey T-shirt and will still hardly sweat even on a sweltering summer day. On the other hand, I sweat as if I’ve just come out of the shower and put on the clothes without drying my body. Thank God that I just sweat and do not stink, part of which is due to my extreme cleanliness and almost zero body hair.
There are various types of fabrics, including silk, velvet, corduroy, jacquard, leather, crêpe, cotton, lawn rayon, and denim. The first five are thick and work better in winter, and the other five are preferable in summer. But then, even the lightest fabric can make you sweat.
Choose the Right Texture
If you have hypersensitive or even mildly sensitive skin, you need to pay close attention to the texture of your clothes as well, as it might irritate your skin and cause hives. For example, wool is not for everyone even if it’s winter.
Choose the Right Color
The color should be decided based on the weather and what time of the day it is. Light colors are better choices in summer and during the day, as they absorb heat less than bright and dark colors, keeping you cool. Bright and dark colors are appropriate during winter and for evening dressing.
Ladies from royal families usually prefer light shades even if it’s winter. Light shades make you look sober and sophisticated.
Get the Right Fit
A good fit can make any piece look good. Ill-fitting clothes look cheap, no matter how much they actually cost you. By ill-fitting clothes, I mean clothes that don’t appear as if they are your younger or elder siblings. Choose clothes that are tailored to your size and flatter your figure. A body con may not be a good idea if you don’t have a toned body.
Remember our clothes are to hide our flaws and highlight our personalities.
Prints are so yesterday. Mod posers like to wear monochrome clothes. This way, they look stylish without looking to have tried so hard. Monochrome jumpsuits, monochrome dresses, and monochrome pantsuits are all the things of today.
If you can stitch, get a piece of unicolor cloth and tailor it with interesting embellishments and patterns such as ruches and ruffles.
Make Sure Your Clothes are Free of Stains and Wrinkles
Clean and ironed clothes don’t only look good, but they speak about your manners. Washing and ironing may seem like an extra effort, but they are worth it. You don’t want to appear as if just rolled out of bed. If the fabric is silk, it should look silk, not crêpe.
Keep Your Accessories Minimal
Accessories work like salt. Just as too much salt may spoil a dish, too many accessories may ruin your look. For example, if you’re wearing earrings, adding a necklace may overdo the look. A Rhinestone leather belt is a great addition to your classy look. Similarly, wearing too many wristbands, or sometimes even one, with a watch on the same hand may be going overboard. Just keep in mind that less is more.
Then, never wear a rusty watch or a threadbare belt. Since accessories are things you can add to multiple outfits, they should be good quality. So, don’t be so frugal when investing in these pieces.
Get a Neat Hairstyle
Messy hair will ruin you’re your entire personality, not just your outlook. Your hair should always be well done. If chemical treatments and heating have wreaked havoc on your hair and your hair is unmanageable now, oil your hair at least twice a week and conditioner after shampooing. If that doesn’t help at all, see a hair specialist.
Carry a Polished and Structured Bag
Your bag is not a part of your outfit, but you carry it almost everywhere you go. A slouchy, rugged bag will add a scar to your social status, making you look destitute and needy.
Keep Your Footwear Shinning
Suppose you meet someone wearing an expensive dress, but their footwear has dust on it. What impression would that cast? Sloppy, eh? Shining footwear makes you shine, showing that you are a neat and organized person who takes care of everything from top to bottom.
If you live in a sandy area, you can carry a shoe shiner on your person.
Almost all brands lower their prices on their off-season stocks and offer exclusive discounts on special occasions. You can take advantage of these deals to enjoy wearing designer clothes.