Fashion plays a very large role in our society. Whether many agree with it or not, a person’s individual fashion will play a large role on their outward first impression. Job interviews and dating experiences have been defined by what the person in question was wearing.
Your fashion sense can literally define or degrade you. So how does somebody keep up with the latest fashion styles without breaking both his/her mind and his/her budget? There are ways to define your own personality and style while keeping on top of the latest trends.
Pick your styles accordingly
Fashion trends can come and go quite quickly. If you hastily purchase each fashion trend as soon as it arrives you will quickly find yourself with a closet full of out-of-style clothing and an empty bank account. While it is important to stay on top of the latest styles, it is also important to use common sense while doing so. Choose a fashion that you personally love and cannot live without, then purchase items that portray it.
There is a difference between wearing the latest styles and wearing all of them. If you find there are a number of new looks that you love, then purchase a few items from each category, but resist purchasing entire clothing lines. If you tend to change your style as quickly as the fashion world indicates, do not purchase entire wardrobes, stick to a few essential pieces.
Check your inventory
Let’s say that you saw a fantastic picture in a magazine of a model with a stylish shirt that looked amazing in her white pants. Before you run out to purchase the full outfit, check your closet to see what you already own. If you already own a similar pair of white pants, you can easily update your look by simply adding in the new shirt.
By adding to your current wardrobe instead of completely replacing it, you can afford extra pieces of the latest fashion, and you are eliminating the need to completely discard the clothing you already own.
Do not forget your own style
The latest style might not be your best personal style. Bright colors and patterns work well on some people, natural tones work better on others. If layers of lace and ruffles do not flatter you, do not wear them. It does not matter how hot a latest fashion is, if it does not complement you, then it is not for you.
If you are absolutely thrilled with a design that you just cannot pull off, then try to accessorize something that you can wear with some influence of that latest fashion. Instead of the skirt that will not work with your body shape, then perhaps a skirt that does, with the patterns or colors of the style you were after. If you cannot find either then look for a shirt that shows your desired style to mix with the skirt that already flatters you.
The latest fashions do not have to be the entire outfit, they can be the accessories or add-ons that create that new look instead.
There are some fantastic new fashions out there, but you need to decide which ones are plausible for you. If you are dying to own that fashionable new dress, is it something you can truly utilize? Let’s face it, fashion looks better on you than it does in the closet. If you spend the majority of your time doing a job that requires coveralls and jeans, you may want to reconsider forking out thousands of dollars on a dress you may not be able to get your money out of.
Special occasions are an exception to this rule. Again, access your current situation and purchase accordingly.
Keeping up with the latest styles is not a difficult task. Magazines, websites and social media will constantly broadcast to you what the latest upcoming fashion statement will be. The trick is to know what to do with this information and how to customize it for you. Carefully review your purchasing plans to see if it will complement you or hinder you. You can sport the latest trends with ease and glamour without breaking your bank account or changing your personal style.
This article was written by Felishia. L. Oksan, a fashion journalist, author and consultant who writes and edits fashion industry news, gossip and analysis.