“If first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.”
By Quentin (English writer)
You do not need to reinvent your wardrobe or invest in expensive couture, clothing to enhance your style. Here are seven tips to help you get started in creating a personal Style that works for you.
1)Use color to make a statement-Colour and fashion trends are good to know,but it is what calls to you inside that counts. Just a pop of color makes everything look new and revived. Lift tailored grey pants by adding a lavender,rose or turquoise top and change the whole impact of your outfit.Focus on colors that enhance your body and features. What colors call to you?! make sure you have at least one article of clothing in your closet or one accessory that sings that colour.
2)Use black the right way-Everyone loves black,it is dark and mysterious. It slims and gives contrast to everything but not everyone looks good in black.If it washes out your complexion, make sure you put a more complementary color next to your face with a scarf or necklace.Choose midnight blue, dark grey or rich chocolate brown instead of black for the same style statement.
3)Give new life to what you already have-I have a top I designed over ten years ago then I happen to wear it then matched it with a dramatic necklace and believe you me,I was being stopped along the streets and this top was getting lots of compliments-not about my necklace but about my ten year old top!. The necklace gave it a new life. Take inventory of your wardrobe and invest in one new piece that pops something you already have and makes it look brand new.
4)Mix and match fabrics and texture to add interest and make a statement-Okay here’s the deal, fabrics involves all the senses, sight, sound, smell and touch.Think about the smell of lether, the sound of beads and fringe moving, the touch of silk and satin on your skin.Using a printed satin lining inside a business jacket is a special suprise. Mix lether and lace, suede and wool plaid silk and feathers. Go through your closet and drawers and play,see what mixes and matches to create a new look.
5)Use accessories to bring out the real you-Unique pieces will set you apart and bring out your individuality. Jewelery can be dramatic and exciting. Consider cuff bracelets in gold and silver with colored stones. Jet beads and pearls in all colors.A scarf or shawl can renew a suit.
6)Buy one well-made,must have investment piece that will last a lifetime- Cheap chic rarely lasts beyond the season,so use this garments and accessories to add a current vibe to your image. Go slowly and start small. Add one good piece each season.
7)Draw attention to your best features- Play with different colors, cloths, jewelery and all that to see what works for you and what brings out the best in you.
“Accent your positive,delete the negatives.”
By Donna Karan (American fashion Designer)
Now,once you have decided on the style or combination of styles you want,go through your closet and have fun. Mix and match garments, fabrics and accessories to create an entirely new look that captures the image you want. Some garments may no longer fit the style you are looking for. If so give that clothing away or sell it.
Thanks for reading! Chao!!