13 Fashion Tips and Tricks from Stylists to Follow Right Now20.12.2021
Many of us likely have spent a lot of time this year in sweatpants. Our outside clothes became dusty in our closets, and our fashion sense suffered along with our social skills. Even those who don’t mind dressing up can sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the options available. Not to mention how to add new pieces to your wardrobe. Dressing up doesn’t need to be difficult. A few of professional stylists were asked for their top fashion tips to help us break out of our wardrobe ruts.
1. Go monochrome
You don’t have to wear the same color from head-to-toe. This is a chic look for spring, and it might inspire you to experiment with your favorite colors. Saladino loves white, pink and gray. The “Canadian Tuxedo” is a great option if you have a lot of denim. Combining a denim jacket and a jean skirt can transform your basics into a fashionable look.
2. These three pieces are key
Heidi Nazarudin, The Ambitionista, says that you only need three items if you don’t like complicated fashion trends, or just want to put together a look. An elegant pair of sunglasses that flatter the face, a beautiful everyday leather handbag, and smart shoes that you can walk in will instantly elevate any outfit.
3. Bright lipsticks and accessories are a good idea
We get it. Black and neutrals can be used in many ways. Nazarudin suggests that you wear them as accessories if you aren’t comfortable with bright colors or loud patterns. She suggests that instead of buying a brightly colored blouse, she recommends purchasing a bracelet, cuff, or lipstick.
4. You can try a vintage cardigan
You can give life to those old graphic tees in your closet by adding a granny cardigan. For a trendy look, grab a thrift store one that is well-made and can be worn with loafers and cropped jeans.
5. Get your sneakers out of the gym
Running shoes aren’t just for the treadmill. Saladino recommends pairing striking shoes with a dress or skirt to create a fashionable look that is also practical enough for running. A look that can be worn all day is our favorite.
6. Put on your belt
Belts are an essential piece of your outfit. Yraola says that belts can be used to quickly dress up casual outfits or add texture and embellishment.
7. Online shopping can be made easier by using a tape measure
Knowing your measurements is important, especially when shopping online. This will help you avoid any disappointments with your sizing. Nazarudin says, “I love online shopping.” “But sizes can vary between brands and cuts. So remember your shoulder, bust and hip measurements.”
8. Track pants and trousers are a good option.
After spending a year in yoga pants, sweats and other soft clothing, it might feel restrictive to pull on a pair structured pants. Saladino suggests a trouser instead. You can take your track pants from work to the streets by dressing them up with a blouse, jacket and statement shoes.
9. Remember the rule of Two
Yraola’s rule is the best way to avoid stress when pairing patterns. She says that there is a maximum number of brights and prints you can mismatch (e.g. stripes with florals, or lavenders with greys). “Don’t add another.”
10. Add some pearls
Saladino suggests adding pearl jewelry or accessories such as pearl hair clips to any outfit, from casual wear to formal wear. For a vintage-inspired look or to give casual clothes an unexpected elegance, layer a string of jewelry with other jewelry.
11. Loafers are the best way to go
Loafers are very popular right now, and with good reason. Saladino says that the menswear staple has emerged from the boardroom to give legs to dresses and skirts. Saladino suggests that you can be flirty with feminine, lace socks or go wild with patterned socks. Loafers can be worn with almost any item in your closet, so update your classics.
12. Blazer is one word
Saladino says that a good blazer can enhance any outfit. Your choice of style can reflect your personal taste. You can choose from leather, brocade, crushed velvet or a tailored, traditional version. Finish it off with polish.
13. Match your mask
Make sure you have a mask in your wardrobe. To pull it off, choose cute fabrics or prints and match them with your outfit. Make sure it meets current COVID-19 safety standards.