Fashion can be intimidating. But there are many cool resources out there that can be of help. Check out these tips to better your style.
When choosing clothes, think about what season you are. If you look good in reds and oranges, you are a “summer” and probably will look good in any warm color (like yellow). If you look good in blues, you are likely a “winter” and look good in whites and greys as well.
If you are not very tall, you should be careful about wearing sweaters that are too long. While you do not want to wear something that is so short that it resembles a cropped top, wearing something with too much length will only make you appear to be much shorter than you actually are.
For a simple way to look more stylish, swap out your cheap rubber flip-flops for a pair of strappy sandals in leather, patent, or another eye-catching, grown-up material. Your feet will still be comfortable, but you will instantly look more put-together and polished. Look for embellished styles with beads, embroidery or funky hardware.
Accentuate the positive. Look for items of clothing that show off your attributes. If you have a great waistline, look for clothing that features an embellished mid-line or add an attractive belt. If have a great neckline, draw the eye in that direction with a fancy collar or fun necklace.
If you notice your hair frizzing when it is dry, try applying just a little leave-in conditioner from the top to the bottom of your hair follicles. If your hair is very curly, use a serum instead and start around the middle of your hair rather than at the crown. These tactics will help to smooth things out and help you to look your best.
If you’re heavy and wish to look slimmer, try wearing a dark or black colored blouse over a dark skirt. Dark colors can flatten your body and play down any bulges that you don’t want to draw attention to. Elastic waistbands can help make skirts more comfortable.
Use your accessories to add color to your outfit. This is a great tip if you happen to have a large stock of earth tones or blacks and whites. Get a bright-colored tie, purse, or shoes depending on who you are and what fits you. It is a great way to stand out without having to be very brave.
If you like form fitting clothing, it is very important to know what materials and colors blend together, and will hold their form the best. This is significant because if you get the wrong blend, not only the outfit will possibly go out of shape, but it might be uncomfortable as well.
Is it time to invest in a new pair of jeans? In today’s market there are many styles and fits in the jean aisle at any given store. It can cause you to suffer the paralysis of analysis. When it doubt, go with old favorites, like a straight leg cut. These kinds of styles always look great on most people and give you a lot of wear for your money.
If you are wearing a plus size and want to look smaller, stay away from floral patterns with large shapes and flowers. These larger patterns will not be flattering because they emphasize your size. Pick patterns that have small flowers as opposed to big ones.
There may be fashion “do’s and don’ts”, but do not hesitate about trying something new. You will never know if something is good if you do not try it. Mixing and matching your clothing is an awesome way to find different styles. You can change your look in unique ways with different pieces that look great.
Many men do not understand how long a tie should be. Many wear ones that sit too high or too short. Too avoid this horrible fashion mix up, you should try to make sure that the tip of your tie comes to your belt line. This is the best way to avoid ruining your look.
Avoid gaping button-down shirts with a bit of velcro or tape. For a permanent fix, sew small strips of hook-and-loop between the buttons across the bust of the shirt. If you aren’t handy with a needle and thread, you can also use small pieces of double-sided tape. Be sure to remove it before washing the shirt, though.
Many people are under the impression that bright colors should only be worn in the spring and summer; this is not true. It is perfectly fine to wear brighter colors in the winter; it is just a matter of how you wear them. While bright sweaters are fine, bright pants are not!
If you have problems with very small flakes of dandruff, you may be experiencing dry scalp. If this is the case, you could just change shampoos and use a shampoo and conditioner that are more hydrating. Larger flakes of dandruff indicate Seborrheic Dermatitis caused by scalp irritation. In this case, use a medicated dandruff shampoo containing selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, pyrithione zinc or an antifungal agent.
Give your friends-free reign to tell you what they think of what you’re wearing. Let’s be honest. Women are often not truthful with each other when it comes to fashion. However, if you want the cold, hard, truth about how you look, you are going to have to develop a thick skin. Just make sure that the friends you are getting opinions from are people you can trust.
Make sure that you do not wear a jean top with jean bottoms. This is a trashy look that will get you noticed in the worst ways. If you are looking to be the king or queen of fashion, it is important that you never coordinate jeans with a jean top.
There are a lot of things that go into fashion, and everyone has their own way. You just have to find what you enjoy and are capable of being comfortable in. Lots of looks are great, but you must find the ones that work for you. Think about everything you’ve learned as you move forward with your fashion sense.