Fashion tips are easy to come by if you’re 5’8″, have a model figure, and can regularly drop five figures on clothes. But if you aren’t, don’t, and can’t, following fashion can be a bit of a challenge.
So what’s a fashion lover to do?
Learn how to dress yourself!
1. Determine Your Body Shape
There are four primary body shapes: top heavy, bottom heavy, no waist, and hour glass. Each shape has clothes that look terrific on it, each has styles that don’t look so great. Match the clothes shape to the body shape, and you’re sure to have success.
2. Know Your Best Colors
Have you ever noticed that some brides look great in white while others look better in ivory? It’s because of the blue or yellow undertones in the skin, and it can vary from person, even within families. Find the colors that look best on you, and you’ll always look great.
3. Understand Your Clothing Personality
Some women love classics. Others prefer dramatic. Some like sporty. Others go for romantic. If you have clothes in your closet that you haven’t worn because they’re not “you,” chances are, you bought styles that didn’t fit your clothing personality. Match your clothes to your clothing personality and you’ll wear everything you buy.
4. Know Your Lifestyle
Have you ever had to turn down an invitation because you literally had “nothing to wear?” If so, that means you have gaping holes in your wardrobe. You’ve funneled all your clothing allowance to one or two of your primary activities, so when something unexpected comes up, you have nothing to wear. If you build a well-rounded wardrobe, you’ll always be in style.
Understanding fashion isn’t just knowing about the latest fashion trends – it’s understanding what works for YOUR body shape, YOUR clothing personality, and YOUR lifestyle. Once you master these basics, dressing fashionably is a snap!