Having fun with your style is a great way to perk up your day and feel good about yourself. Check out these clever 8 ways to have more fun with your style! Put them into practice now and you’ll see how great it can be.
Whether it’s your off-duty weekend or you’re doing something fun with a friend, dressing your best now will make you feel good.
You only get one life, so don’t save your best looks for special occasions! You don’t need to head to a fast food restaurant in your best LBD, but experimenting with your style and having fun can be very satisfying.
1. Mix Up Clothes From Various Seasons
People tend to have ‘summer wardrobes’ and ‘winter wardrobes’ and pieces for the seasons in between. However, you don’t need to completely change up your wardrobe with each season. Fashion companies will make you feel like you need to do that, but it’s not the case at all.
In fact, you can probably find ways to mix many pieces from various seasons so you can get a good amount of wear out of each piece you own. This is so important, what with the impact that fashion has on the planet these days!
You could throw on a jumper over a dress, for instance, and add tights and boots to transform a summer dress into a look for cooler days. You can also put t-shirts over long sleeve t-shirts to practice layering.
See what you’ve got and what you could potentially mix and see what happens. You’ll probably find outfits you had no idea were in your wardrobe and feel inspired to experiment more!
2. Make Sure You Have A Good Collection of Accessories
Accessories are so important because they can change up the look of an outfit in no time. They can make an outfit appear more edgy, or simply enhance it without being too OTT.
Here’s an idea of the accessories you should have if you want to be able to create a variety of looks:
- Statement necklaces
- Dainty necklaces
- Layering necklaces
- Stacking rings and statement rings
- A watch
- Stud earrings
- Statement earrings
- A waist belt
- Various bags
- Hair accessories
You can do a lot with the pieces above. You could layer up lots of jewelry with an understated outfit and create an amazing look, for example.
Your accessories can make a big difference, so if you can it could be worth investing in pieces that will last rather than costume jewellery. If you’re unsure whether you’d wear something enough, see if you can find a cheap version before buying the real deal.
3. Think Less About Other People
The issue with a lot of people who want to have more fun with their style is that they think too much about what other people will think. They consider themselves from the perspective of another person before allowing themselves to get dressed.
This might be important for a job interview, for instance, but dressing for yourself the rest of the time is so important. If you’re going to wear a women’s formal dress, wear one that you feel really suits your personality and style.
Don’t wear things you don’t really like, or things that aren’t comfortable to you. Focus only on yourself when shopping and dressing and you’ll feel much better.
4. Identify The Words That Describe Your Personal Style
If you take the time to identify the words you feel describe your personal style, you’ll have a much easier time buying items and putting them together.
Just because you like something on the hanger or something somebody else is wearing, doesn’t mean that you should go and wear it. You might not like the shape, the color, or something else about the item when you’re wearing it.
This is why identifying the words to describe your own style is so important. You’ll save time and money and you’ll avoid buying pieces that you’ll only wear once and then throw away.
Here are some pointers to come up with the right words:
- How would you describe yourself as a person?
- Pick 3-4 words you feel could describe your style.
- Look back at pictures where you loved your outfit. What do you see?
- Ask a few trusted people you are close to what words they would pick. Do you resonate?
5. Avoid Trends
Trends come and go really quickly. Buying into them will mean having to purchase clothes way more than you should, and probably wearing things very little. This is why style over trends is important.
If you must follow a trend because you feel you really like it, see if you can find something on a site like Depop, or buy something vintage.
6. Buy Vintage and Secondhand
Following on from the last point, buying vintage and secondhand can allow you to experiment with some truly unique items that you wouldn’t have been able to get your hands on anywhere else.
You’ll rarely see people wearing the same clothes as you this way, and you’ll begin to enjoy seeing what you can find in these stores. It’s better for the planet, and you get to wear amazing clothes that have a history.
7. Forget About “Flattering”
Forget about clothes that you feel are flattering or ‘rules’ you’ve read in toxic women’s magazines.
There are no rules to what you can wear providing you love it. In toxic magazines, they say not to wear horizontal stripes unless you want to look bigger.
Horizontal stripes can look amazing when paired with other patterns, or to add interest to a drab outfit. There are more reasons to experiment than not. Avoid toxicity like the plague!
8. Don’t Let Insecurities Taint Your Style
Everybody has insecurities to an extent. It’s important to realize that insecurities are rarely your own.
If we didn’t live in a world where the media put such a focus on our bodies, we’d barely think about it.
It can be tough, but trying to put your insecurities aside and wearing clothes that make you happy can be extremely empowering.