The trendiest and most expensive clothes and accessories are not always the answer when you want to look your best—especially when you’re clueless with styling, to begin with. Although your personal style is something you can reinvent to suit your personality, it all boils down to how you express yourself through aesthetic choices, from your apparel and accessories to your hairstyle and the perfume you wear.
Does it sound complicated to you? Well, you might be surprised to find out that looking your best can be effortless in more ways than one. If you want to know how to dress like a stylish french person, check out these style and clothing hacks you can cop to elevate your ensembles and look your best any day.
First Things First
Do you often find yourself rummaging through your wardrobe and thinking there’s nothing you can wear? Here’s a good way to start: organize your wardrobe items first. Don’t be too quick to judge if a piece is no longer useful. It could only take a few hacks to make use of even the old-and-forgotten items you have instead of spending money to buy new stuff.
Also, another rule of thumb is to make sure your clothes are well maintained and taken care of. This means paying attention and care from washing to wearing. Always follow the label’s instructions when it comes to washing and ironing your clothes. And of course, make sure your washing machine is clean before anything else.
Most washing machine owners tend to believe that there’s no need to clean them, thinking that the soapy water used in every wash is enough to keep the machine clean. However, proper maintenance of washers involves the use of a proper washing machine cleaner. This helps to prevent germ buildup, which can cause an unpleasant, musty odor—both of which can contaminate the items you’re washing.
A hygienic laundry will go a long way when it comes to preserving your favorite clothing pieces. Once you’ve sorted that, you’re ready for these style and clothing hacks that will help you look your best without much effort:
- Build Your Wardrobe Staples
You know what fashion pros would always say; it’s all about preparation and being ready especially when there’s an unexpected need to look stylish. A little black dress, for example, may not always be what you have in mind for a night out with friends, but having one or two in your closet can be a lifesaver in unexpected events where you need to look all dressed up.
Aside from a trusty LBD, here are other must-have staples you’ll need in your closet:
- Button-down shirts
- Plain white t-shirts
- Your go-to pair of denim jeans
- Denim or leather jacket
- Black blazer
- Tailored trousers
- Comfy sneakers
- Formal footwear
A collection of wardrobe staples in neutral colors like black, white, and beige will help you to mix and match your wardrobe items effortlessly. Stick to solid colors and basic styles and avoid designs that will give you a hard time with matching. The key point here is to remember that they should be versatile and decent enough to wear on most occasions. It could be for a job interview, a date night, or a casual business meeting.
- Invest In Timeless Accessories And Statement Pieces
It’s always worth investing in timeless pieces that will stay stylish no matter the season. This can be a classic wristwatch or a dainty necklace that can elevate your daily basic ensemble. On the other hand, statement pieces like a pair of big earrings, an embellished purse, or a pair of pumps in bold colors are great for last-minute upgrades. For instance, if you’re still in your work outfit but have to rush to a special event after, sliding into some bold pumps and an eye-catching pair of earrings will easily take your style from simple and basic to stylish and fab.
However, avoid too-trendy items as they’d likely be out of fashion by the next season. Stick to classic styles that can go through most seasons without looking outdated.
- Find Multiple Ways To Wear One Item
A wardrobe item that you can wear in countless ways is a great buy. For one, it saves you money. Second, it’ll help you get away with repeating the same clothing—stylishly. The best example is a button-down shirt with a collar. You can wear it off-the-shoulder with the top buttons undone or turn it into a crop top by tying up the bottom. You can also layer it under a sheer dress. If it’s oversized, you can wear it like a dress and give it a shape with a belt.
Similar clothing items like cardigans and blazers may also be worn in the same multiple ways. Your only limit is your creativity!
- Master How To Dress Up Your Body Type
One secret to looking good is finding the best fits that complement your body type. If you can learn to master downplaying your least favorite parts and emphasizing your best features, it’ll be easier for you to tell straight away what you’ll look good in.
Choose clothes that give you body confidence. At the end of the day, your outfit is only as good as the way it makes you feel on the inside.
Unleash Your Inner Fashionista
As you can see, looking your best shouldn’t be too hard a goal. With these style and clothing hacks, you should be well on your way to creating your own personal style that you feel confident in. Who knows, you might just unleash your inner fashionista along the way!