How to Dress Your Best

Dressing well is a skill, which means it can be learned. There are many factors that go into dressing your best, including comfort, creativity, and the incorporation of accessories. Here are some tips to help you start dressing better in no time. 

Find Your Personal Style

In order to truly start dressing your best, you must develop your own personal style. However, finding out what your personal style is in the first place can be easier said than done. To start, take inspiration from websites like Pinterest, and keep your eyes open when you’re out on the street. Find what you’re drawn to and use it as a springboard when picking out pieces for your wardrobe. Don't forget that style can be fluid, and you should never feel like you have to fit into a certain box when developing your personal style. The phrase “I wish I could wear that” has no place here. The only person stopping you from wearing what you want is yourself. 

Comfort Counts

A big part of dressing well is the way you feel in what you’re wearing. If you’re not comfortable, it will be difficult to feel confident in your clothes. Fit can be one of the biggest factors influencing comfort. Understanding your body type is essential to ensuring the right fit. Once you do this, you will be able to find clothes that will be the most flattering and the most comfortable for you. Many pieces like suits and jeans can be tailored for the perfect fit.

Accessorize

Feeling like your outfit might be missing something? Accessories are a great way to finish off an outfit. Accessories come in many different varieties, and they are a great way to get experimental with your style. A statement necklace, colorful scarf, or classic handbag can be a great addition to any outfit. Belts and hats can help add interest to your look. If you’re wearing an understated outfit, incorporate bold accessories  

Subscription Services

Does the thought of shopping for new additions to your closet make you feel overwhelmed? It doesn’t have to. Subscription Services like Stitchfix or Trunk Club pair you with a personal stylist that selects high quality clothes specifically for you and sends them to your door monthly. Rent the Runway allows you access to an endless selection of designer clothing items, all for a monthly fee. Services such as this ensure that you always have new styles to choose from. 

Be Critical

Don’t keep things just because you *might* wear them someday. If something doesn’t fit you, or you just don’t like it, there is no use keeping it in your closet. Get rid of things you don’t wear to make room for pieces you really love. In the words of Marie Kondo, “does it spark joy?”

Keep it Simple

Sometimes it is best to keep it simple. Classic items like a leather jacket or plain white t-shirt are staples in any wardrobe. A well-fitting pair of jeans can be paired with practically anything and still look good.





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