Easy Ways to Elevate Your Style

There’s no denying that fashion is one of the best ways we can share our personality and individuality. Unfortunately, the constant need to look one’s best might make you think that you need to buy the latest clothing items to stay in the style game. And while it’s nice to treat yourself to new shoes every now and then, fashion isn’t always defined by trends and expensive garments.

If you’re looking to elevate your style, here are some easy ways to do just that.

Play with layers
Fashionistas know that there’s more to style than simply pairing two pieces together. Depending on the season, adding more layers will let you get more creative with your look — whether it’s a playful printed blazer from Topshop, or a rugged denim jacket. Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to outerwear. According to the Huffington Post, you can try joining the new hot trend that is wearing skirts or dresses over pants. The best part is you can make something new with pieces you already own.

Don’t Judge the Price Tag
It’s a common misconception that expensive equates to better clothes. However, as our guest writer Kelly Breuer has previously discussed, budget-friendly clothes can still make you look exceptionally fashionable. The trick here is to pay attention to the fabric of your garments, as they can either make or break your outfits. Start by giving it a good feel. If the fabric’s too thin, that means it is likely to break easily and leave you looking sloppy. Instead, opt for fabrics that are wrinkle-resistant, such as cashmere, polyester, and wool. Plus, they add an element of sophistication to your outfits.

Play Around with Silhouettes
You’d be surprised how having proper-fitting garments can completely transform your look. From structured button-downs to wide-leg culottes, each piece has its own particular silhouette, and knowing which shapes work well with your body best can be a game-changer. For instance, the elegant collection of dresses on Woman Within have long and loose cuts, which are flattering on a range of body types. You can choose to accentuate their maxi dresses with a cinched belt, or just keep things simple and breezy. Don’t be shy to play around with forms, as finding the right ones will have you looking effortlessly stylish.

Invest in Statement Accessories
Last but not least, don’t forget to complete your outfits with some eye-catching accessories to enhance your ensemble. For example, if you’re wearing jeans and a tee, putting on a pair of statement earrings such as these chic hoops from Back to You can help breathe new life into an otherwise plain look. Remember that statement accessories aren’t limited to just jewelry either. Sporting a silk scarf like Banana Republic’s leopard print one can do just the trick too, or even your mom’s beautiful embellished clutch.

a playful printed blazer from Topshop

According to the Huffington Post

as our guest writer Kelly Breuer has previously discussed

the elegant collection of dresses on Woman Within

these chic hoops from Back to You

Sporting a silk scarf like Banana Republic’s leopard print one