If you want to live your best life, you have to do so many things. Whether it’s juggling work, school, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to find time for other things. It’s not the end of the world if you’re not dressed to the nines daily, but it certainly helps if you know how to dress well.
The benefits may not be as tangible, but there are a lot of advantages when you’re fashionable. You will feel more confident when you feel good, and one of the ways to do that is to look good. Additionally, you will stand out, making you more viable for opportunities like promotions in the future.
If you don’t know where to start, clean up and organize your closet. Divide clothes into different piles for donation and selling. Good Will stores and the Salvation Army are right places to donate your old clothes to. For the more valuable clothes and accessories that you don’t use anymore, you can choose to sell them online for a profit.
So what if you need that extra five minutes of sleep in the morning? Or what if you’re not the type of person that wants to overthink what they should wear? You use fashion tricks and hacks like the ones below.
Plan the night before
If you do your best thinking at night, you can plan outfits the night before. Some people don’t function well in the morning, and if you’re one of those, you can lessen fashion blunders when you use this tip. It works especially if you have a special event the next day, but it applies to ordinary days as well.
It helps if you lay out your clothes out on a more visible place so you can get ready faster.
Make your life easier by going for wrinkle-resistant fabrics such as cashmere, denim, wool, and Lycra, to name a few. If you barely have any time to plan your outfits, then you most definitely do not have the time to iron. Who likes ironing clothes anyway?
Another great thing about these kinds of fabrics is that you don’t have to worry about them wrinkling when you stuff an extra dress or an entire outfit in a tote. Most of them are wash-and-wear too, so when they’re done in the washer and dryer, they only need a little smoothing before they’re ready to be used again. You should also consider getting patterns and prints because they also hide wrinkles well.
Invest in statement pieces
Statement pieces got their name because that’s exactly what they do: make a statement. If you’re nervous about repeating outfits, you can wear those with confidence again if you wear a flashy necklace or an eye-catching bag with them. Statement pieces elevate outfits with no effort and transform plain ensembles to dramatic looks.
Stick to a specific color palette
If you’re not up for bold looks or you lack the confidence to mix and match, pick a specific color palette, and stick to it. This way, when you buy clothes, you can easily narrow down the colors or shades that you should go for.
A popular color palette in which everything works together is neutral. You don’t ever have to worry about pairing the wrong shirt with bottoms because all your clothes mesh well. So if you ever find yourself in a hurry because of a surprise errand or event, you can thank your forward-thinking past self for coming up with it.
Create a style schedule
If you go to work at an office that requires you to wear a uniform, good for you. There’s just something liberating about wearing work clothes because you don’t have to think about what to wear in the morning. While that is a boon, there are downsides to it too, like a uniform set being expensive or too hot during the summer.
More and more offices have started adopting a no-uniform policy. While it’s nice to be able to wear what you want as long as it’s presentable, you can run out of ideas fast. If you’re not opposed to the idea of repeating outfits, then a style schedule should work in your favor. A schedule can mean anything and can work for different seasons.
For example, if you want to rotate your scarf collection, you can dedicate a day when your outfit must be able to accommodate that accessory. If you worry about overusing a certain item, remember that there are convertible accessories, like gloves, jackets, and even footwear. It’s wise to invest in these kinds of things because you get different looks for the price of one. Another day can be for monochromatic clothes and another day can be for denims and so forth.
What fashion hacks do you know of and want to share? Write your thoughts in the comments.