Style is unique. Retro, punk, etc are references, not styles.
Each person has its own style. You have yours, I have mine, even if we have similar references.
If you and other person wear the same full look, neither of you have a style. Both are only poor copies of Dsomething. So, you undervalue your personal brand.
Do clothes make the woman or does the woman make the clothes? Whether you love to sew your own threads or prefer to browse Rodeo Drive, your wardrobe reflects your personality. Find out what your clothes are saying about you with our fashion quiz.
- Go for your best colors all the time. (Why not wear a hoodie in your BEST color?)
- Ensure that items are in good shape and not too “loved.” (no pilling, stains, or general disprepair)
- Go for a fitted look, rather than a tight or voluminous one. (You know what I mean here.)
- Pay attention to your shoes. Comfort and style can be found in the same pair. Yes, they can.
- Avoid back packs (and fanny packs) and cloth bags that get lumpy. Choose soft and supple leather that works with your everyday movements.
- Continue your use of makeup but pay attention to new and fresher updates.
- Wear your best colors around your face. If the mustard-color-tweed-man-style-blazer is worth a fortune but makes you look sick, opt for a new, feminine one in a gorgeous color.
- If you own something that isn’t exactly now, but isn’t exactly vintage either (like the 1992 boiled wool cardigan) find a newer alternative for the same purpose.
- Continue to pay attention to your shoes, but realize that an outdated old nasty shoe can destroy the beauty of your outfit.
- Choose colors to work like cosmetics around your face. (Wear your most flattering.)
- Update your hairstyle to something romantic AND current.
- Remember the distinction between daytime vs. night time makeup.
- Adopt a signature accessory such as a strand of pearls, over-sized ring, or charm bracelet to solidify your claim to “romantic.”
- Ensure that your handbag for work is professional and not just “pretty.”
- Choose colors for their cosmetic effects rather than for the their fashionable appeal.
- Keep the focal point of your fashion on your face.
- Remember balance and proportion (and moderation) when accessorizing.
- Remember the distinction between day time and night time makeup.
- Remember the hour rule for shoes: Some shoes work all day, some for half, and your favorites for only 1 or 2 hours (mostly sitting).
- Avoid too much bling on your handbag for professional wear.