Is there a more common phrase these days than the famous “New Year, new me”? Most likely not, because the majority of us want to use the beginning of the New Year to have a clean and fresh start. It can be related to changing our lifestyle and exercising more, quitting an old job and embarking on a new career path or perhaps upgrading our personal style. There is truly no better way to start the New Year and the new decade than as a powerful woman with an amazing fashion sense.
In order to help you achieve a great personal style, we bring you some useful tips on how to improve your personal style and enjoy 2020 as a confident and stylish woman.
How to Improve Personal Style:
What do you want to accentuate?
This essentially means knowing your body type. Of course, it is important to know that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, so it is only up to you to figure out what it is that you want to put emphasis on via your outfit choices. However, based on different body types, stylists recommend various manners in which you can dress both fashionably and comfortably. Thus, you may want to accentuate your waist, your legs or you may even want to show off your arms and let the world see that you have been spending some quality time at the gym. In any case, remember that nothing is set in stone and that you can adjust almost any fashion item so that it looks fabulous on you.
Beware of the “sales”:
A common mistake that everyone has made at least once: we buy something only because it’s on sale. A lovely dress that in no way fits into your fashion style but is half of the original price and you decide to buy it. A cool pair of trendy flared jeans which you don’t actually like but it is 30% off and everyone seems to be enchanted while buying it so you go with the flow and get one pair yourself. These are all blatant examples of shopping for things that you don’t actually need but are only reaching for because they seem to be a bargain. That is why, in the New Year, you should remember that even if it is an incredibly affordable dress or a pair of jeans, they will turn out to be the most expensive items if you never actually get to wear them. Therefore, it is a much better option to shop for quality instead of quantity.
Investing in high-quality pieces that you will wear for a long time, such as luxurious bags, elegant designer watches, or premium classic-design jeans is always a wise choice that is guaranteed to pay off in the long run. This will result in a wardrobe that may have fewer items but with every single one of them was carefully and thoughtfully selected and purchased. Moreover, you will finally get a chance to wear and love every fashion piece that you have bought and show your personal style.
Find your “magic formula”:
Your “magic formula” for always looking classy and stylish can be a tested and approved set of items that you can always rely on. This means knowing your personal style- i.e what you like and what looks good on you and creating a sort of your personalized uniform for 2020. That way, you will at all times have staple pieces that you can wear together or match with other items that are a bit snazzier. Your uniform can be a classic set of skinny jeans and a white tee that you can further enrich with an eye-catching accessory, such as a hat, scarf, watch, or a unique piece of jewelry. Just make sure not to go overboard with accessorizing, as less is truly more. Only one effective piece, such as a minimalistic watch or a lovely silk scarf, is much better than risking looking tacky with a number of badly mixed accessories.
Trust your spirit style icon:
Having a style icon is a great way to improve your own personal style, as long as you don’t follow blindly another person’s fashion. You can take inspiration from a fashion blogger with whose Instagram you have been obsessed or a celebrity such as the incredibly stylish and iconic Princess Diana or another famous name whose fashion style you truly love. Moreover, your fashion icon does not have to be a well-known celebrity name; this can be your mom, sister or your best friend. Even though they may not be fashion influencers, the women in your surroundings can have an exquisite fashion style that you can use for inspiration.
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Finally, take your time to figure out what you love, what you aspire to, and what suits you when it comes to fashion. Having a minimalist but carefully selected wardrobe will be one of the best decisions you have made in 2020.
About The Guest Author:
Sophia Smith is beauty and style blogger, an eco-lifestyle lover, graphic designer and a DIY enthusiast. She is very passionate about natural skincare, yoga and mindful living. Sophia writes mostly about beauty-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: Viva Glam Magazine, How to Simplify, Whytt Magazine, BonVita Style, Cause Artist, Secret Garden andCarousel. You can find out more about her writing by following her on: Facebook Twitter Google +
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