Clothing and outfits were invented to protect oneself from harsh weather conditions. Despite the fundamentals still being the same, they have become a part of your everyday lives.
An outfit discloses information about us that we aren’t particularly comfortable discussing. In other words, an outfit is the mirror of ourselves that lets others know what to expect and what to not.
Since most of us try to keep our heads high and carry our outfits with confidence, here are eight tips for everyday fashion that you’ll find useful.
Tip #1 Feel the Fabric With Your Hands
If you are making an offline purchase, always try to hand the fabrics before buying a certain outfit. During the manufacturing process, the fabrics get harsh, which are made soft again by running them through several subsequent processes. Depending on your level of discomfort, if the material feels clingy, scratchy, stiff, heavy, or even soft, it’s best to leave them alone.
As hand-fee characteristics are also being determined statistically, the level of comfort that a fabric may offer is also deductible in online stores. Soft materials don’t need to be your first preference. When you are shopping for an event, you might require an outfit that wouldn’t sag over time. Stiffening processes add crispness to the fabric for frequent party wear.
Tip #2 Don’t Scare Away from Overdressing
When in doubt, overdress.
If the weather permits and you aren’t sure about what to wear to your new job, always dress like you are going to a conference or an event. Trust us when we say that you are better off with overdressing than underdressing. Arriving overdressed in a room full of casually dressed individuals is far better than underdressing in a formal meeting.
Overdressing may not be an option for everyday fashion as you may seek to have as much comfort as possible throughout the day. In that case, consider dressing that suits your job or lifestyle. As wearing a formal suit while traveling isn’t reasonable, a fancy beach shirt doesn’t suit a professional environment either.
Tip #3 Consider Getting Diamond Earrings
Small simple diamond earrings look stunning with every outfit. As beautiful as they appear with everyday wear, they are similarly handsome when worn with simple party dresses. Diamonds are available in the market in two different forms. Natural and lab-grown diamonds. While the natural diamonds are mined and processed, the lab-grown diamonds are manufactured in controlled environments or a lab.
If your objective is to wear the diamond earrings every day to the office, a simple pair of stud earrings fitted with quality diamonds is a wise choice. A simple pair isn’t synonymous with an inferior pair of diamond earrings. Color quality, clarity, and cut quality are critical factors to consider when shopping for a diamond earring. Regardless, as they say, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Tip #4 Purchase Accessories That Match Your Wardrobe
An outfit isn’t only the dress that you wear. It includes everything from your hair to your shoes. It could be a simple clip, a wristwatch, or tennis bracelets. The accessories that you carry with your dress and personality, often contribute to your overall outfit more than the dress itself.
Color matching the accessories is a skill to be mastered. Staying within the same families and exploring complementary colors may seem like baby steps, but is bound to offer you a slick and professional look.
If you are comfortable with simple solid clothes, accessories that are complex and too busy don’t fall in parallel. Your height should also be a determining factor while choosing accessories. If you have a smaller torso, carrying a huge bag that doesn’t add up to your confidence, is futile.
Tip #5 Don’t Forget Your Glasses
Being a daily wearer, you must be well aware of how important they are for your everyday fashion. As a nice frame can make your personality pop, a dull boring frame may snatch it away. While it’s understandable to not get frames that cost thousands of dollars, it’s a one-time purchase that doesn’t require reinvesting for several years.
The frames that’ll look the best on you are determined by your face shape.
- For a square face with angular lines and wide cheekbones, a thin round or oval frame does wonders.
- If you are on a round spectrum with softer angles and wide foreheads, rectangular frames with geometric lines should create more balance.
- Aviator frames work best with heart-shaped faces that start wide on the upper side and gradually narrow down to meet at the jaw.
Don’t worry if you can’t find your face type in this list. There are hundreds of different types of faces that coexist in a similar spectrum.
Tip #6 Wear Well Fitted Outfits
Don’t sweat about the size tag when buying outfits. A well-fitted dress is much more appealing than wearing an undersized one that doesn’t suit you. Granted that you may feel insecure about your body while shopping, and lean towards tighter clothes. But that isn’t the way to go. Ill-fitted outfits, rather than hiding your insecurities, expose them.
The best way to approach the issue is by tailoring your clothes. But with our habit of minimizing the transactional input to buy a dress from an online or offline retailer, tailoring clothes seems a long stretch. But, altering a dress, shirt, or t-shirt is quite possible and doesn’t take as much effort as tailoring a dress does.
When buying a dress, don’t consider what you may become. Choose the fit according to your present scenario. If you choose a smaller size relying on your workout and diet, even if you succeed, you might not love the dress anymore.
Enjoy the present.
Tip #7 Buy Outfits That You Feel Comfortable in
Not only the best fit, but for you to feel comfortable in a dress, you must consider the color, fabric, and style of the clothing. It all varies from person to person and their unique ability to see themselves. Your preference of clothing, depending on the occasion, needs to be comfortable for you to fit in without falling into the desire of others.
In other words, don’t leave the house without feeling comfortable in what you are wearing. If a dress offends your definition of modesty, leave it for others. If your intuitions tell you that something isn’t fit for the occasion, most often it’s better to keep it for other glorious days.
Tip #8 Leave Your Purchases in Shopping Carts for a Day or Two
Don’t impulse purchase if you aren’t sure about the outfit. If you prefer shopping online, leave your dress in the shopping cart for a day or two to see if the influence still exists. If not, buy something else.
Leaving your item in the cart also has a monetary advantage. By leaving your items in the cart, you let the online algorithms know that you are interested, but are still deciding on it. In most cases, they’re likely to offer a small discount for you to complete the purchase.
Despite our best efforts, we fail to decide upon the best outfit for our everyday fashion. Hopefully, you’ll now be able to bridge the disconnect between fashion and statement with these tips.
But, the bottomline for fashion is to be confident in your clothing and not wait for something to happen before buying what you love. Good luck!