Be it buying cheap and unsung brands, hoarding similar clothes in your wardrobe, or blindly following so-called latest fashion trends; knowingly or unknowingly, we all follow one or the other not-so-good fashion habits that block our superior fashion sense.
Let’s find out what small tweaks we can do in our day-to-day habits to achieve a superior and enviable fashion sense.
1. SAY NO TO SIMILAR
How many of you are guilty of holding the same or similar clothing items in your wardrobe? Yes, I agree, not every white shirt you have is the same or you cannot have only one pair of black jeggings. But avoid collecting similar products. Try going for a different colour, pattern, or print, as they can give a better and different look altogether.
2. DON’T SHY; START INVESTING
Who all want that rich necklace, but have second thoughts on buying it? Yes, you don’t carry statement pieces daily, but don’t let that stop you from getting your hands on some of them. Statement pieces can refashion your entire look effortlessly and are capable of adding all the missing oomph back in your outfit. So, next time you are window shopping, pamper yourself, invest a bit, and get yourself what you want.
3. GET EVERYTHING TAILORED
Be it a maxi dress which is too boxy or a skinny pair of jeans whose hemlines are falling under your feet, ill-fitted clothes will end up making you scruffy. So, scan your wardrobe and get your too-tight too-loose pieces out and take them to a good tailor. Also, before making a final purchase call, try the outfit and be sure about the fit.
4. LET THAT GO AWAY
Yes, we all have clothing attachments, and you should not feel shy accepting it. Every clothing item or accessory has a special memory to it. Although they don’t fit you anymore and have been used more than normal, you tend to keep such pieces. It might sound harsh, but it’s best to get rid of them as they sit in your wardrobe uselessly and take up a lot of space. If you don’t let go of your old pieces, how will new ones enter? Think about it.
Here’s more to how you can declutter your wardrobe.
5. START EXPERIMENTING
Gone are the days when there was only one way of wearing your favourite staple. We all own certain pieces in our wardrobe that are super-duper versatile. There are countless ways you can style these versatile basics, without losing on your comfort quotient. For example, wear your maxi skirt as a tube dress with a belt cinched around your waist, or wear your palazzo pants as a dress (Psst! that’s possible). All you need is to tweak your fashion sense a bit and start experimenting.
And while doing all this, if you don’t want to spend a dime, here’s how you can refresh your wardrobe for free.
6. ACCESSORISE SMARTLY
One thing, a lot of us underestimate, is accessorising. Pairing the outfit with right accessories can lift the much-needed liveliness in otherwise mundane outfits. Wearing scarves, carrying sling bags, or latching the belt; there is a lot to choose from. But, be careful while picking the blingy ones. Always remember not to go overboard with blingy accessories and balance your look with not more than ‘three’ pieces.
7. DITCH FASHION MYTHS
Yes, specific fashion rules exist in the fashion world. But you don’t need to follow all of them. Fashion is subjective, and so your taste in it. Do not worry much about the latest trends and find your comfort zone. Try to discover what suits and works best for you. In the end, it’s all about how well you carry yourself.
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by the author during Modstyl Internship Program and edited by Team Modstyl. The opinions expressed here are personal and bear no responsibility.