I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten a text from my best friend asking me for fashion advice. The dilemma is always the same: what should she wear? She’s not sure if her outfit will be trendy or timeless. It usually takes hours of scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest to find an idea that we both agree on, but this time it was easy.
In this blog post, we’ll go over some tips on finding your own style so you don’t have to rely on trends anymore!
Right Outfit for the Right Season
Fashion trends are always changing, but some pieces will never go out of style. Find something that looks good on you and fits your lifestyle so it’s easy to incorporate into any ensemble. A casual white t-shirt is a great example of this! It can be worn with shorts in the summer or jeans during colder months. And if you’re not sure where to start, it’s never a bad idea to go with classic colors like black and blue.
Practicality is Key
There are plenty of trends that will be gone in the blink of an eye (literally). Styles that look great on Instagram or celebrities might not necessarily work for you. Before buying anything new ask yourself if it’s versatile. If something looks good on Pinterest but not in your closet, don’t buy it!
Invest In a Few Quality Pieces
You can find some great deals at discount stores or off-price retailers like TJ Maxx and Marshall’s, but you’ll get the most out of your wardrobe with classic pieces that will last longer. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, invest in timeless pieces like a great pair of jeans or black boots that can be worn with almost anything!
The Right Accessory Can Complete Your Outfit
You don’t have to spend money on an outfit if it doesn’t fit what you’re looking for. Maybe your style is more casual and you want to wear a dressier outfit. You can help complete your look with the right handbag or leather jacket!
Know What’s Comfortable for You
Fashion is great, but you shouldn’t sacrifice comfort for style. Sometimes what looks good on the runway doesn’t look so pretty when it’s hanging in your closet! Make sure pieces are comfortable and fit well before you buy them to avoid having to change into sweats as soon as you get home.
You Can Find Your Style!
Trends come and go, but if you know what works for your lifestyle you can find a style that’s truly timeless. Some trends will never go out of fashion (and yes we’re looking at you jeans). But others aren’t as easy to wear or might not be comfortable enough to last more than one season! Fitting pieces for your body type is also a great way to go.
Lakeisha Walker is a stylist, fashionista and blogger who has been featured on Style.com, The Coveteur, Fashion Gone Rogue and many others. She started her blog in 2010 as a way to offer advice to help people find the perfect outfit for any occasion. Her wardrobe consists of pieces she’s found at Target or Forever 21; you can’t go wrong with that!