In today’s world of Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook, it’s difficult not to feel like you missed out. Everyone seems to just know what the latest trends are and the right things to wear or the right filters to use. They turn up day after day with the perfect outfit, not a hair out of place. But how do they do it?
These people take intelligent steps to make sure they are staying ahead of the game. They know exactly where to look to get an idea of upcoming trends and aren’t afraid to make mistakes. But what are these steps they are taking? How can you do the same? Read on to find out!
1. Figure Out Your Interests
One of the things that most fashionable people have in common is they are actually interested in fashion. They like finding new brands to follow, contemporary artists to support, new clothes they can buy. They are genuinely interested in finding out more about the fashion world, and they take steps to keep abreast of the latest information.
Thus, your first step is to do the same. Find out what parts of fashion interest you, and try and find out more about it. Find hobby communities online like on Reddit and join forums where these discussions take place. Follow hashtags or topics or thought leaders in the field and see how discourse on the subject takes place.
2. Start Small
Fashion is such a large industry that entering it can feel intimidating. Fashion is also expensive, and not everyone has the budget to buy whole outfits. Thus it’s important to remember to start small. Even the most followed influencer started with buying one shirt or a pair of shoes.
Changing a wardrobe is a big task. Unless you start small, you might even run out of closet space! And changing your wardrobe dramatically may not always be the best idea. The process of saving up money and buying one or two limited items, taking care of them, and figuring out how to incorporate them in versatile ways into your wardrobe also teaches you essential fashion lessons.
3. Build an Aesthetic
When people say “fashionable,” they usually mean someone who looks great in the trendy clothes they are wearing. However, people who are even slightly interested in fashion know that you can be fashionable in many different kinds of ways. Some people like high fashion, others like boho chic, while even more like retro styles.
When it comes to building your aesthetic, you should remember to be comfortable in what you are wearing. If you are uncomfortable, it will show through the clothes that you feel awkward. If you think that the aesthetic you are pursuing is not suitable for your body or your personality, don’t hesitate to change it.
Building the skill to scan your wardrobe and pick out a fashionable outfit takes time. If you’re only beginning to explore your interest in fashion, you won’t have the skill baked into your personality. You need to have exposure to what people are wearing, what is considered trendy, and many more things before the process becomes automatic.
Instead, you should take out time and plan your outfits. Give yourself a few days to try out different things and experiment with colors, shapes, sizes, patterns, and more. When planning your outfit, make sure you also check the online weather forecast at tomorrow.io or a similarly reliable website. After all, you don’t want to end up wearing sandals when it rains!
5. Be Confident and Accessorise!
One of the most overlooked parts of fashion is how you carry the outfit. The most fashionable people can make even a basic white shirt and blue jeans look runway-worthy! A lot of fashion is how you carry off the outfits, not just the clothes themselves. You can look very unfashionable if you stomp around in heels you can’t carry off, even if they are Vera Wang.
An easy way to shift the focus from the articles of clothing to how you carry yourself is to use fashionable accessories. This way, you can start gaining confidence in your choices but still wear the clothes you used to. For example, you can dress up an old shirt by wearing it as a crop top with high-waisted jeans, and add some earrings and bracelets to complete your look. You still wear your old clothes, but you add some fashionable accessories to stand out. This is also an affordable way to get started with the fashion industry!
Keep being AllDayChic!