With fast fashion, there are too many trends to keep track of, and it is neither good for the environment or for your personal finances. You should ideally purchase from a brand that promotes sustainability and create a wardrobe with some key pieces that make you look good no matter what.
So here are some style tips for anyone that wants to appear stylish –
#1. Try custom clothing
Normally this goes against the idea of sustainability because custom pieces cannot be produced at scale and cost a lot more than something straight off the rack. But if you look at small designers that hand-make their clothes or give back to a community, you can still find custom clothing.
For instance, you cannot go wrong with a good bomber jacket. You can buy custom bombers either with your name or the name of your company or something else that has meaning for you.
#2. Check tailored jackets
If you are huge on jackets, you should invest in a tailored jacket that accentuates your best features while hiding parts you don’t want to be highlighted.
The trench coat style works really well, but you can also look at shorter jackets or even blazers as an excellent option to have in your wardrobe. Jackets and blazers are a good addition to your professional attire and help you look stylish at work as well.
#3. Repurpose clothing
Say you have a blouse from long ago that you don’t wear because the style is not in vogue anymore or the fitting is terrible. You can repurpose the blouse if you like the print to either create a different article of clothing altogether or create a stylish tote.
There are dozens of online tutorials that teach you how to DIY old clothing into tote bags and even breathe some life into old clothing. Most clothes you own can be refreshed into new styles.
#4. Buy multipurpose clothing
If something catches your eye and you want to buy it, ask yourself if you are going to wear it only for a particular occasion or if you can wear it more than once. Essentially, you can create a capsule wardrobe that has a few key pieces that you can wear over and over again.
Sometimes this is impossible. For instance, if you buy a wedding dress, there is very little chance of you being able to wear it again. But if you are open to the idea, you can always repurpose your wedding dress or donate it to someone that can’t afford one.
#5. Do a purge
If you are still holding onto clothes from years ago, it is important to do a purge. First, sort clothes by ones that you like and ones you would like to donate or sell. Then, sort the pile of clothes you intend to keep and make sure everything fits. What does not fit you anymore should go in the donate-or-sell pile.
There is no point in keeping clothes that do not fit you. Since you are likely to grab clothing that is in front of you when you are in a rush, make sure your wardrobe only has pieces that look good on you.
#6. Buy a few expensive pieces
When we say expensive, what you should look for is durability and classic design silhouettes that will not go out of style. These tend to be more expensive, but it is worth investing in a few key pieces that make you look and feel good instead of buying a few dozen items at a flea market or at a discount because they are cheaper.
Cheap clothing is also problematic on several other levels, so you do want to stay away from these if you are on a quest to appear more stylish.
#7. Wear accessories
Anything you wear can be amplified with the right accessories. A necklace, a ring, a belt, or even your makeup can act as an accessory to your outfit. Remember to pair your outfits with the right accessories. You can do this by trying out the accessories to make sure they are compatible with your style and outfit.
#8. Consider “less is more” philosophy
A style tip for the ages—less is more. You should have one hero piece in your entire outfit – it could be an article of clothing or your makeup or your shoes or a fancy belt.
You can build your entire outfit around this hero piece and let it shine. Instead of trying to find the right pieces for your entire outfit, you can just make sure that the hero piece is highlighted and everything else is more neutral or toned down.
Your style is an extension of your personality, so make sure to find your personal style instead of trying to emulate someone else’s fashion sense. These tips are the starting point, and you can build on top of these as you progress on your journey.