Have you fallen into a fashion rut and are not sure how to climb out? With the constant barrage of fashion advice from nearly every media outlet, it can be truly overwhelming. It can also be enough to send you back to your college sweats curled on the couch in complete resignation. Forget all the hype and get back to the basics. Fashion is usually synonymous with “complicated” and that really couldn’t be further from the truth. These days we have hundreds of fashion magazines and publications, and ease of access to the internet, so much so that there is almost no excuse for not educating ourselves on the latest fashions these days. Follow these simple recommendations from renowned professional stylists to rediscover your personal style.
The absolute most important thing to wear every day is a genuine smile and quiet self-confidence. Any outfit will look brilliant on top of these and should simply be treated as an accessory to yourself. Get started by scheduling an appointment with your favorite stylist. Gather pictures from magazines of hair styles that are appealing to you. During the consultation, share these with your stylists. They’ll be able to determine which styles work best with your hair type, accentuate your best features and match your lifestyle. A new hair style can be truly transforming. Take the plunge and head over to your favorite cosmetologist at a nearby department store. Schedule a makeover to learn about new products and application techniques. Enjoy the incredible savings offered by Groupon coupons and enjoy a subscription to Birchbox. These fabulous boxes arrive in your mailbox monthly and are chock full of the latest beauty product samples for you to enjoy and experiment with. There’s no reason that they are known as the next big unicorn to launch an IPO, they are popular for good reason.
Finally, head to your closet and be ruthless. Nothing is worse than having a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. Make piles of pieces to discard, donate or consign. There are books dedicated to minimalist living and decluttering your life. If you aren’t familiar, stop by Amazon and purchase one of these how-to guides. Don’t torture yourself by hanging on to items under the ill-fated premise that once you lose those last ten pounds you’ll wear them again. You won’t, no matter how many years pass by. You also don’t have to break the bank to establish a stylish wardrobe that reflects your personal style. Commit to quality over quantity. Invest in a well tailor jacket in a solid, darker color as well as a pair of well-structured trousers. You’ll be able to mix and match these two anchor pieces with just about anything in your closet. One of the simplest and least expensive ways to ramp up your wardrobe is with the use of accessories. One affordable outfit and dozens of cheap creative accessories can lend itself to a whole new wardrobe. Best of luck to you in defining your personal fashion style!