Ramp up Your Personal Style
Have you fallen into a fashion rut? Do you find yourself gravitating to your college sweat pants and sweatshirts in the name of carefree comfort? Contrary to popular belief, style and comfort can go hand in hand. Do you have a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear? You don’t need the services of an expensive personal stylist or unlimited budget to ramp up your personal style. Follow these simple, back to basic, fashion tips from the style experts to develop your personal style. There’s no time better than the present to get started.
If you work in a corporate office, exercise regularly and like to hit the town with friends on the weekend, you might feel like you need a giant wardrobe. It can be understandably overwhelming. The secret to ramping up your personal style is to get back to basics. Invest in anchor pieces that will last for years to come. Before you head to your favorite boutique or department store, commit to spending a day in your closet.
If you haven’t worn a piece in over a year, it’s time to donate, discard or consign those items. Make three piles and purge your closet accordingly. If you’re the type of shopper that loves a deal – good for you. Purchasing a stunning piece that’s a stand-alone in your closet certainly is not a bargain. Consign these pieces and vow to never again purchase a piece that can’t mix and match with other pieces in your wardrobe.
After the purging process, prepare to invest in anchor pieces to really build your wardrobe. A well-tailored jacket, quality trousers and an A-line skirt with a smooth drape will become your anchor pieces that you can mix and match with nearly anything in your wardrobe. Select thee pieces in darker, solid colors. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and snag a Dooney and Bourke coupon. Investing in a quality pocket book will ramp up your style for years. The next step is to have fun with accessories. It’s a well-known trick among stylists. Save your money for classic, quality anchor pieces and enjoy the latest fashion trends with inexpensive accessories.
Finally, remind yourself that the most important thing to wear every day to ramp up your personal style is a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence!