2018 could be your best dressed year but before you splurge on a new wardrobe, here are some tips from fashion professionals that can help you overhaul your closet and achieve a better look:
Flaunt It If You Have It
Designer Tanya Taylor encourages women to show off their body and to dress for their body type. This means that if you got the curves, do not be afraid to show them off. You can wear skirts and dresses with a nipped-in waist to emphasize your beautiful figure.
Add More Color To Your Wardrobe
New Zealand-based designer Maggie Marilyn advises gradually easing into a more colorful wardrobe. She tells women to start small, such as adding just a pop of color to everyday wear. You can wear a colorful pair of shoes or use a neck scarf to start building a color-filled wardrobe. Marilyn thinks that red is a good color to start with because it is timeless, bright, bold and can easily go with virtually everything.
Use Statement Pieces That Accentuate Yourself
Brother Vellies designer Aurora James buys items she considers as the “clothing version of herself”. She says you are more likely to gravitate towards an item when it feels like an extension of yourself.
Go For Trends That Will Stick Around For A While
Net-A-Porter’s Fashion Director Lisa Aiken thinks that sharp blazers, button-down shirts and smart trousers will be on the runways for several seasons to come. She describes them as a trend with longevity, as they can be worn with a blazer, denim, a white tee or as a full pantsuit.
Try Something New
If you always wear flats, try to wear a pair of heels at least once a week. Getting out of your comfort zone may help improve your sense of style and even boost your self confidence. Stylist-turned-jeweler Jennifer Fisher prefers to wear pants but she has decided to try wearing more skirts and dresses this year. She said that she already learned a lesson from this fashion experiment: skirts and dresses are easier to put together in the morning.
Trust Your Gut
Fisher also advised shopping solo, particularly when the friends you shop with give you the worst fashion advice. Avoid shopping with friends who do not have the exact same style as you do.
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