There has been quite a lot of talk about how to combine colors in clothes to obtain non-standard and bright images, and today we continue a series of tips for the stylish people out there. There has been a trend of old fashions getting famous again. Puffed sleeves, bell bottoms, and high waisted jeans are the desired choice of many.
Tip 1. CUSTOMIZE YOUR CLOTHES TO FIT
The simplest skirt from the main market can look as good as a product of an expensive brand for thousands of dollars. The point is a few stitches. If the item does not sit perfectly straight from the hanger, then take it to the workshop without even bringing it home. The result will be worth the extra cost.
And while choosing outfits, remember that the easier the cut, the easier (and cheaper) it is to correct it for a perfect fit at the tailor.
Tip 2. REPLACE THE BUTTONS.
Change simple plastic buttons to something more interesting: buttons made of metal, bone or with mother of pearl. Custom buttons can be easily found on the Internet or in hardware stores. And you can safely rip off curious items from things that you no longer carry.
And do not be afraid of unnecessary fuss with the thing, in any clothing repair workshop they will do it quickly and efficiently.
Tip 3. DON’T LET THINGS LOOK WORN.
If there is a stain on things, immediately wash it or carry it to a dry-cleaner. If the stain cannot be removed, immediately remove the item from the wardrobe. The same spools and other signs of wear. If there is a small defect such as a seam or a lost button, carry the thing faster for repair. If you notice a defect, then for others it will be obvious.
Tip 4. STAY AWAY FROM ‘RIP EFFECT’.
Not every item or material can look good if it is artificially damaged or rubbed. The exception is ripped jeans, which can be quite cool even in the mass market segment, but otherwise all sorts of wear, creases, and other “wear-out effects” do not make the best impression. To spoil things is also an art. It takes time to make it cool. And time, as you know, is money.
Tip 5. WASH CORRECTLY.
Too frequent and incorrect washing spoils things. Paints disappear, the fabric wears out, because of this, the thing looks worn and cheap. Try to monitor the quality of the wash. Read the instructions, wash your favorite things correctly. Here is an instruction on how to wash a sweater.
Tip 6. BUY A STEAMING IRON.
Creases and bruises give things a cheap look, but smoothing everything at a super-level is long, troublesome, and sometimes not easy. But a good steamer will allow you to get rid of all unnecessary folds in a couple of minutes. Between washing, things can be steamed and hung in a well-ventilated room, which will also help.
The steamer is a high budget purchase, but it is much more convenient than a conventional iron. And it will allow you to give the perfect look to things very quickly.
Tip 7. KEEP THEM SIMPLE.
Start your look with simple things — not with “loud” jewelry, pleated tops, or ripped jeans. Things like this are harder to make cool on a tight budget. And so you can determine the general direction of your image. For example, do not immediately wear three small bracelets in an attempt to make the image more interesting. It is better to immediately choose one bracelet of the thickness you need. And so each time choosing an image before going out, ask yourself a question – can I or can I make it simpler and more elegant?
Tip 8. INVEST IN TRENDS, SAVE IN CLASSIC.
The beauty of this advice is that we are usually advised to do, and we do exactly the opposite. But you should not invest a lot in classic leather black shoes from a boutique, if you can buy the same ones without much loss in quality in the same style for a lot less. It is unlikely that anyone including yourself will be able to distinguish one from others.
It is better to invest the freed part of the budget in a trendy outfit that suits your image. Such a thing will still attract attention, and it is better if it is justified.
Tip 9. BLACK IS BETTER THAN BROWN.
Like many other warm “earthy” colors, natural tones like olive, purple, often look “dirty” and dull in prints and cheap fabrics. When buying inexpensive clothes, give preference to classic black and white, or pure contrasting expressive colors – expressive pastel or bright saturated. They will look more expensive in inexpensive clothes.
Tip 10. CAREFULLY CHOOSE UNDERCLOTHING.
Incorrectly selected linen or seams and lines for underclothing can ruin everything. But a properly selected bra and other underwear can very well cope with the disadvantages of landing inexpensive clothes, straighten the silhouette and give your look more style and “luxury”.
This season, bold ruffles and dimensional silhouettes shone on the catwalks, which means that dresses and blouses with lush shoulders are in fashion again. At the same time, spectacular and stylish shoulder pads combined the fashionable image of the 80s with modern trends. The main rule here: do not overdo it. Make sure that your appearance is restrained, do not add too many bright and voluminous elements.
Tip 11. DARK TONS ALL THE WAY.
Are you ready to take your dark side? If so, try on a fashionable neo-Gothic look for yourself this spring. In fact, you can wear what you like, but do not forget to maintain the overall atmosphere of a gloomy and moody girl with a stylish twist. To complete the look, try adding a bright accent in the form of dark red lipstick.
Tip 12. COLORED TARTAN.
Leopard is not the only print popular this season. Tartan also became the decoration of the catwalks of New York, London, Paris, and Milan. But there were some surprises here – as expected, at Fashion Week the traditional print appeared in a completely new light. The color scheme, to put it mildly, surprises with its diversity. Want to try on a trend? Pick up a suit, jacket or trousers in a cage of a unique and bold color. Ideal options are red, blue, yellow and green.
The trends come and go but one thing that remains the same is the glamour, style, and charisma. It is the confidence that wins hearts so remember! Whatever you do, do it with your head held high.