What you put on and how you dress says a lot about you, whether you like it or not. Clothes are an important indicator of your branding, your style, and most of all, your personality. And fashion nowadays can be a strange and a bizarre thing. Keeping track of what’s “in” and what’s “out” becomes increasingly harder when the fashion scene changes before you can blink. At the end of the day it’s important to be yourself and dress how you like – being true to yourself and having a personal sense of fashion style trumps what’s “in” currently (since that fad might pass in a month, while your style won’t). So, with that being said, here are 5 different ways to up your fashion game.
1 Read, watch, and consume fashion
Fashion isn’t limited to just one field of content. There are countless different sources of content fashion comes in. Magazines, catwalks, celebrities, online influencers, tv shows, movies, and more, are all valid source of fashion-related content and media. It’s okay to “borrow” a style from someone for a start, especially if you’re still figuring out your fashion personality.
2 Go online!
The internet on its own is separate endless space for all things fashion. There are so many websites, and places that listing them all would take forever. However, some sites still stand out. Social media is an obvious one as there are so many popular personalities who post what they’re wearing daily. Another option, as unlikely as it may sound, is interactive online flash games. Sites like DressUpWho provide tons of fashion games in which you can experiment with different styles. You can find a style you like there and then try replicating it in life!
3 Take a trip to the thrift shop!
Thrift shops are a great way to find crazy new clothes. And the fact that they were probably once worn is an indicator that someone out there liked it and wore it (even if it was only for one or two occasions). The clothes you find there range from boring to exciting and entirely random; so, you might need to get lucky, but on the bright side, they’re guaranteed to be cheap!
4 Get out of your comfort zone
Pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone is a good thing in general, but the same applies to fashion. Though, it’s important to develop your fashion style first. There’s nothing wrong with wearing the same old tee and jeans, but if you want to stand out – you have to challenge the status quo. Try something new; whether it be a color or an article of clothing, you won’t regret it.
At the end of the day, it’s all about variety. So, try to have fun and wear something new once in a while. Mix it up, try something new, and you might surprise yourself with what you look good in. Remember the hint about online games (Like DressUpWho)? It’s all about variety, and you never know where you can find inspiration.