Outfits are so much more than just a top and some jeans. Outfits are the complete picture, from the accessories you wear to your shoes, makeup, and even the attitude you have. Styling can make an outfit and take it to new levels, but you need to know how to style correctly so that you can exhibit your own personality and creativity, rather than just copying what someone else is doing.
Fashion is one of the most universal forms of self-expression. It is a billion-dollar industry, and each country has its own flair that reflects its cultural values. There are so many options to choose from, and you aren’t limited just by what has come out this season. You can add to your wardrobe from past seasons and even decades. You can build up a custom wardrobe that reflects who you are, rather than just what new from the ready-to-wear lines.
There is so much potential for you to express yourself, and by styling correctly you can not only rock whatever look speaks to you, you can do it every single day:
Start with Yourself
You are the centerpiece of every look you put together, which is why you should focus first on your health and your beauty habits. To start, look at your diet. What you eat dictates so much about how you feel and how you look because your body needs fuel and nutrients in order to thrive. If you are eating nutrient-deficient foods (no matter how few calories they have!), you are not doing your body any favors. That is why you need to brush up on some nutrition basics and build up your new diet from there. You will want to ensure your body gets everything it needs from the best sources.
From there try to stay more hydrated because this keeps your skin looking, helps you be more alert, flushes toxins from your system, and keeps your metabolism healthy. You can, of course, find hydration from many sources, including water-rich foods, but the best place to find this hydration is, and always will be, water.
From there, regular exercise can help you stay toned and keep the figure that you want. Exercise also helps your complexion, as it forces oxygen through your bloodstream, leading to a rosier, healthier complexion and better health.
Your beauty routine can be as simple or as complicated as you are comfortable with, but what is important to remember is consistency. You can have a simple routine of cleansing your face and moisturizing before bed, or you can go through the full Korean skincare regimen, but you won’t benefit unless you stick to your routine. The more consistent you are, the more you will benefit.
Tip: Add sunscreen or makeup products that contain SPF, as the sun can cause extreme damage that leads to premature aging.
What Do You Want to Say?
Outfits are how we express ourselves and how we can control what others think of us. People will always make snap decisions about someone because the chances are that you won’t have the time to get to know each other intimately. That is why self-expression and fashion are so important because it gives you the power to control how others perceive you. Use tropes and design theory to help you express who you are through visual narratives, and you can tell the world who you are in a single look.
When it comes to your actual outfits, you need to be creative. Chances are you don’t need to look beyond your current wardrobe to be stylish; you just need to be a bit more imaginative and experimental with how you wear your clothes together. You won’t, however, be able to throw on a great outfit without some forethought. That is why you should get into the habit of experimenting how you can wear your clothes together after you get home from work. The more you experiment, the more outfit ideas you will have in your repertoire. This means that if you wake up late, you can then throw on a great outfit in no time at all.
Accessories Are Key
Accessories are powerful. They can either dress up a plain outfit, or they can dress down a fancy one. They can add a pop of color for interest, or they can add a subtle touch of sophistication. Accessories are the icing on the cake, and no outfit can truly be complete without at least considering them.
Accessories are also a great way to add a touch of your personality to any outfit, whether you are at work or home. You can add Egyptian jewelry to your outfit for extra flair and opulence, or you can go all out with the season’s latest statement earrings. The specific accessories don’t matter, so long as you know what look you are going for.
Self Expression and Self Love
Putting effort into your appearance is not vain. In fact, it can help you improve your confidence tremendously. You deserve the attention, after all, and putting effort into your outfits is one of the easiest and best ways to express who you are. When you put an outfit together, you create a narrative. So long as the design choices you have made are yours, and not just a copy from somewhere else, you are showing the world who you are.
Being yourself and loving yourself are two terrifying activities, but once you overcome the first hurdle, you will realize that there is no better way to live. One of the ways that you can achieve this self-love is through self-expression. Styling your outfits and putting more effort into how you appear lets you control your narrative. It lets you express who you are, what is important to you, and even how you feel that day. You can dress to showcase who you are now, or who you want to become. Clothes have a lot of power, and styling gives you complete control.