One of the most common misconceptions about clothing is that you should only dress for the trends. Now, fashion trends have their place, but the most important thing is for you to wear what makes you feel comfortable and assured . That way, you can look timeless and have the confidence to face whatever the world throws at you.
Find your personal style
Everyone has one. The signature look is one that’s unique to them and them alone.
It’s how you express yourself, and it should never be drowned out by what’s “in.” You can follow the fashion trends without sacrificing your personal style.
Just remember that even if you aren’t trendy, you can still be stylish. Trends come and go, your style might evolve, but it sticks around.
Of course, the trick is to find your style in the first place. For some people, this is an almost automatic process, where they collect clothes that makes them happy over time.
Often, those clothes will be similar in some way. Maybe it’s a color theme, or perhaps you lean towards certain silhouettes and shapes. But a theme may reveal itself anyway. Congratulations, you’ve discovered your personal style.
However, it may take more effort for you to create a solid look that you like. Don’t worry, inspiration can be found everywhere. Remember those fashion trends? They are a goldmine for ideas. Even if you don’t fall in love with a complete outfit, you will likely discover a tendency towards certain themes.
Once you’ve narrowed it down to something you think you’ll like, then you can start to build your style. This approach applies throughout the year, from summer fashion to winter.
Stylish wardrobe essentials
Regardless of your unique look, a stock of simple wardrobe essentials can be your friend. This provides you with a foundation for almost everything, making putting together your outfit for the day much easier.
One pitfall is to fill up your wardrobe with cheap clothing that you barely ever wear, resulting in the infamous “bed pile” technique of getting dressed for the day.
The garments are usually stuff that you don’t really like, but bought on impulse or had given to you. Do yourself a favor and visit a thrift shop, then create a focused and clean wardrobe.
Surprisingly, a relatively simple collection of essentials helps you to be more versatile, but with fewer clothes. Basics like plain vests, simple t-shirts, and black trousers can pair with a range of accessories to create a look ranging from classy to daring. It’s all in the details.
The details: Making the ordinary extraordinary
Everyone knows that accessories are what make an outfit unique, but there are other ways to spruce up an outfit. One thing that you can do is take something that you wear every day and make it that bit more special.
For example, many women wear bras every day. But they can make some outfits harder to pull off, as the shoulder and back straps interfere with shoulderless and backless tops or dresses. This is where backstory bras can help. These strapless bras feature a decorative backstrap cover, allowing you to make it an addition to your look.
6 thoughts on “How to create a versatile and stylish wardrobe”
A nice article Christy! I agree totally with getting a few quality essentials rather than a lot of inexpensive impulse purchases.
The essentials will last year after year, hopefully :) Hope you’re doing well, Dorothy!
Yes, I am hanging in there, seeing my family and most friends on a smaller gathering basis than before, but it works for now! How are you doing?
Yes, I’m doing much the same with the small groups. It’s nice to be able to see them again. We spend a lot of time at home… Sending love!
Thank you :)