Think You Can't Embrace Fashion? Think Again!


It can often feel like being able to dress in a stylish and fashionable way is some kind of magic trick that only a few select people are capable of pulling off. We all have those moments where you see someone walking down the street, and they just look so effortlessly cool and beautiful that when you catch yourself in the reflection of a shop window, you feel like they're at a level that you'll never be able to reach. Well, the truth is that they're not. The sense of style that they have is well within your reach, you've just got to know how to achieve it. Don't be fooled by those who want you to feel like fashion is only for the few. Anyone can be stylish if they're willing to put in just a little bit of effort. With that in mind, here are five ways that you can start to embrace fashion, build up your confidence, and create your own unique sense of style.

Keep things simple

A lot of the time people tend to assume that, in order to be fashionable and stylish, you're going to need a huge wardrobe filled with dozens of different outfits. This is actually the opposite of the truth. Most people who struggle to feel stylish in the slightest actually have the most clothes in their wardrobe; it's just that they rarely wear half of them and never wear the other half, choosing instead to stick to the same reliable and comfortable outfits again and again. The best thing that you can do if you want to dress more stylishly is to keep things simple. Have just a few staple items that you rely on but make sure that you can mix and match them as much as possible. That way you'll be able to get a lot more outfits out of a much smaller number of clothing items. Not only that but having to combine things is going to encourage you to get creative with how you wear and accessorize them.

Find clothes that suit your shape

Anyone who says that you can't wear certain clothes because of your size or shape is lying to you. It doesn't matter how skinny, curvy, tall, or short you are, you can wear any clothes you like. However, it's tough to break out of that mindset, and it leaves a lot of women feeling incredibly insecure when they try to wear clothes that are too big or too small for them. We're all so aggressively encouraged to look a certain way and be a certain size that we end up trying to force ourselves into clothes that simply don't fit. When that happens, it shouldn't be a surprise that you end up feeling back about the way that you look in certain clothes. Places like this website specialise in clothes that suit specific body shapes and can help you embrace a style that suits you much better than trying to force yourself into something that doesn't suit you. If you just embrace your actual size and shape and wear clothes that really fit then you're much more likely to feel happy, comfortable, and stylish in whatever you wear.

Learn about colour

It's remarkable how often an outfit can be either ruined or elevated with one simple thing: colour. Being able to match up colours in your outfits in ways that are complementary is one of those skills that not everyone has but that absolutely everyone can learn. Things like colour theory might sound incredibly complicated, but there are plenty of places online that can make it a whole lot easier than you might expect. Of course, the very best way to find colours that match together when you're creating an outfit is just to try things out. This means that sometimes you're probably going to end up with clothes that clash horribly, but the best thing that you can do is to treat that as a learning experience. Eventually, you'll have a much better idea of how to use colour to make your outfits really pop.

Follow the latest trends

If you want to bring style into your life, it's always a good idea to do your research. After all, knowing what's fashionable and what's not is going to give you a great idea of what kinds of clothes to wear and how to wear them. The best way to do this is to follow fashion blogs and websites. Keep up to date on the latest fashions and what kinds of things are on the horizon. There's nothing quite so satisfying as being able to embrace a style that hasn't quite caught on yet but is on the horizon.

Go your own way

Of course, there is a flipside to that. The truth is that style is subjective, and there is no single truth when it comes to fashion. Every fashion rule there is can be broken in dozens of different ways to create looks that are stylish and totally unique. The best thing that you can too if you want to embrace your sense of style is to be yourself and embrace what makes you unique. Rather than chasing trends, just dress the way that you want to and wear your clothes with confidence. By being proud and unapologetic about the way you dress, you're going to end up creating a sense of style that is all your own.

There are some people who would like you to think that there's no way that you could ever be as stylish as you want. Those kinds of people are like that for one simple reason: insecurity. The truth is that the kinds of person who would tell you that you're not able to embrace high fashion is doing so because they're afraid that their style isn't all that great, to begin with. The best thing that you can do is to ignore those people entirely and just get on with living your very best life as stylishly as you possibly can.

opening image courtesy of vogue.com

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