Do you remember when you last changed your hairstyle? And how about getting rid of those matchy-matchy outfits that don’t have an ounce of prints on them? You see, it’s good to have simple interchangeable clothes when you’re traveling because you can pair everything with the reset of things and still have a somewhat different look. But in daily life you need to be much more versatile than that. And we are not talking about fitting a rainbow palette of clothes into your wardrobe, but there are at least a few colors that you like and that look cool during different times of year. Using simple styling tricks can also greatly improve your look taking it from ‘old boring’ to ‘young trendy’ in a matter of seconds! Here are 8 fashion habits you should get rid of right now.
Wearing pumps with dresses and sneakers with jeans
Long gone are the days when you had to create a perfect style that was either casual, glamorous, tomboy-ish, or punk. Now is the time when you can mix different styles in a unique way, creating your own trends and looks. Here’s a simple trick that will make you look fresh in an instant – just change the shoes! Wear some cool-looking pumps with slim jeans and put on a pair of sneakers for that cute maxi dress you love so much – and voila! You will immediately feel and look much better than you’ve had in days, if not months.
You don’t wear accessories because you’re afraid to look silly
Nowadays even guys aren’t afraid to experiment with accessories, so why are you? It’s true that things can easily go south if you put on too many accessories, but if you wear too little your look will fail to impress anyone, including you. All you need to do is follow a few simple rules: make sure you wear no more than 4 accessories if they’re large in size; if you opt for bright clothes then you should wear subtle accessories and vice versa; wear large rings only if they really suit you; gloves should match at least one other item on you. Now you’re good to go!
Your bag, shoes, and belt are always of the same color
Matching all your accessories hasn’t been a rule for quite some time now. In fact, the more you experiment with colors, the better! Yes, we understand it’s easier to just match everything and be done with it, but you’ll look much more interesting and trendy if you style yourself differently. For example, when you have really bright shoes, it’s better if you choose a bag that is more subtle in color. Unless, of course, you want to really stand out, then you should definitely go for it!
Your wardrobe looks like a zebra
Don’t get us wrong here, there’s nothing bad about wearing black and white, in fact, it’s one of those palettes that will never go out of trend no matter what happens in the fashion world. But nature created all those colors for a reason, right? Depending on your complexion, you will look good in pastels or vibrant colors, dim chocolate hues or cold blues and violets. There are so many palettes to choose from! Of course, you need to have that classy little black dress in your closet, but try investing into something more colorful to express your individuality.
You are always buttoned to the throat
Unless you’re going for a specific style that requires wearing a tie, there’s really no reason whatsoever to walk around with your shirt or blouse all buttoned up to the throat. You won’t lose an ounce of modesty if you unbutton just a little bit, in fact, this way you will look more natural and we guarantee that you will also feel better, not mentioning all the cute little accessories you can wear around your neck. Just loosen up a bit!
You never wear prints
We admit that prints are tough and you might spend quite a lot of time trying to find those that you actually like, and afterwards those that make you actually look good. But is it worth all the trouble? Yes, it definitely is! Prints are created not only to draw attention, but also because they are incredibly fun and colorful You don’t have to go cartoony and dress into neon prints from head to toe, all you need is understand what suits you best and give it a try. If you’re afraid that prints will make you (or certain parts of your body) look bigger, then go for smaller prints. If, nevertheless, you like bigger ones, then look for dresses that have side panels of solid color – these will visually slim you down.
Your go-to hairstyle is a ponytail
Ponytails are quick, easy, and quite good-looking if you want our opinion, but not if you’ve been doing the very same ponytail for a whole month or, god forbid, a year! If you want to freshen up your look, all you need to do is change your hairstyle at least a little bit. We are not saying you should go super-short or dye your hair blue (although, you are absolutely free to do that as well), but tweaking things just a little bit will also work wonders for your whole look. Try wearing your hair down if you haven’t done that for a long time, give it a little trim to have a slightly different hairstyle shape, or try going curly of you have straight hair. The things you can do with your hair are endless!
You avoid layering
Layering is always about your individuality and sense of beauty. You just combine the things you feel go really well together and simply wear them like that. You can create layered styles by adding scarfs, shawls, cardigans, long shirt-dresses, and jackets to your look. Mix prints and solid colors for a more interesting effect, but don’t forget that not all materials go well together. Springtime and autumn are the best seasons to experiment with layering as you will both feel warm and showcase your unique style.