Ah, style, it’s not easy is it? Sometimes, the difficulty of always trying to look your best is enough to make you long for a rule that makes everyone dress the same. But thankfully, that feeling doesn’t last too long. For the most part, our style functions as a freedom of expression, one that allows us to look great and feel confident. Sometimes, however, we’re our own worst enemy. While we can generally get things right, sometimes we find that some simple errors are enough to let down how good we look. Below, we take a look at some useful ways to keep these errors at bay.
// Too Much Love //
Nothing is supposed to last forever, and that, unfortunately, applies to the things we love. So be honest with yourself: are there some pieces in your wardrobe that you’ve been holding onto for way too long? If a piece has scuffs and marks, then the answer is a bona fide yes. Remember, our eyes aren’t always the best judge of what looks good and what doesn’t. What we see in the mirror might be based on the memory of how it once looked. If it’s beginning to look a bit battered, then it’s time to retire the piece for good.
// Choosing Too Much Comfort Over Style//
You shouldn’t suffer just because you want to look good, but equally, there’s a reason why we’re not walking around in pajama (well, most of us aren’t anyway): style trumps comfort. When the cold weather hits, we’re usually all pretty eager to wrap up warm and keep the chill at bay, but let’s not forget that we’re going to be out and about on the town too, and, you know, other people are going to see us. Take care of the practical matters, but don’t lose sight of how you look entirely.
// Forgetting the Modern Essentials //
Our style isn’t just based on what we’re wearing. It’s the whole package. In the modern world, we’re not just walking around with our threads on: we also have handbags, backpacks, phones, headphones, and so on. As such, it’s important that we keep in mind how they’re affecting our look. You can check out the latest hottest backpacks, buy a marble phone case from Cases Ala Mode, and take a look at your handbag to make sure that it’s not falling apart at the seams. All of these things will be a greater part of your look than your individual items of clothing, which may only be worn once every two weeks.
// No Signature Pieces //
You have a wardrobe full of clothes, but you’ll also want to have those pieces that are simply “you,” the ones that you wear every day and which become your look. For example, your boots and coat, and even your hairstyle. It’s worthwhile taking the time – and spending the cash – to buy the best quality “signature pieces” that you can afford. You’ll be wearing them every day anyway, so it’s an expense worth paying.
*This post is a contributed article. Thank you to the brands for providing these as samples to share with my readers!*