5 Rules Every Fashionista Should Live By
Everywhere you go you see billboards, TV ads, magazines and photos of beautiful celebrities and models wearing the latest fashion trends. And who would not want to copy what your favorite fashion icon is wearing?
It is easy to get swayed by the latest trends – purchasing spur-of-the-moment clothes that will probably end up in the deepest recesses of your closet, unworn with the tag still attached to the label.
Because for some reason fickle fashionistas decided that the off shoulder top that was on trend a couple of months back is no longer considered ‘hot’.
Essentials Fashionistas Swear By
While it’s never a crime to hop in the fashion bandwagon and add trendy clothes to your growing wardrobe, if you want to look good all day in all seasons it is wise that you know timeless fashion essentials that will never go out of style so you can wear them all year round regardless of the trend.
Speaking of ‘all year round’, there is a clothing company called All Year Round (AYR) that designs affordable and high-quality fashion basics. It helps you to easily transition your wardrobe and prepare you for any time, day, or season.
AYR’s design director and co-founder, Jac Cameron offers her styling tips and advice to help you amp up your style without having to buy every piece of clothing the Kardashians ever wore.
Do Not Wash Your Jeans. Ever.
As crazy as it sounds, Cameron suggests that you do not wash your jeans! “It might sound crazy but to keep the integrity of the wash and fabric, keep your jeans away from the water. You should not need to wash denim to recover or retain its shape.”
In fact, the President and CEO of Levi’s, Chip Bergh, agrees with this. He says you should never wash your jeans. Ever. You can spot clean your jeans with a toothbrush to clean stains.
Or if they really smell, you can put them in a plastic bag and pop them in the freezer overnight. This will kill the germs and have your jeans smelling fresh without compromising its quality.
Check the Pockets
There are two things to keep in mind when you search for the perfect pair of jeans: One, great fit and two, amazing fabric.
All Year Round puts a lot of effort in terms of detailing to enhance your body and make your legs look slimmer and longer.
Cameron also says that you should pay attention to pocket placement and detail.
Too much work going on can draw attention to your perceived ‘problem areas’ such as your butt or your muffin top.
When looking for jeans, you should look for a clean thread pattern on pockets.
Avoid getting the ones that are glittery, sequenced or has embroidery on the pockets.
Additionally, you should check the length of the pockets. Make sure they are not too long or too large since it gives off the illusion that you have saggy gluts.
High-Rise Pants Is Your New BFF
Who does not want to make their legs look longer and slimmer? High-rise pants is your new BFF! High-rise skinny jeans work best in elongating your legs – whether you’re wearing ballet flats or red stilettos.
You can also pair it with a long-sleeve button-down tucked in for your AM look. Or you can take it up a notch and show off your waist with a slim cami tucked in and pair it with heels for Friday nights out. The combination of outfits you can wear with high-rise jeans are endless!
As if that’s not enough, high-rise pants holds your full hip and bum area so these pants effectively hide the unwanted muffin top. A good pair of high-waisted pants definitely looks flattering on almost all body types.
Basics Never Go out of Style
You can never go wrong with a good pair of jeans and a crisp white shirt. This classic combination is a must-have when you want to go for an effortless look while still looking fashionable.
According to Cameron, “Wear styles that suit you. A great pair of jeans you will reach for three to four times a week, outerwear that complements your everyday outfits, the basics and essentials never go out of style.”
Be sure to own these fashion staples: black trousers, classic denims, professional blazer, a cozy cashmere sweater, flat shoes, a little black dress, buttoned-up shirt, a plain white tee, and black jeans.
Mix and match your outfits with these essentials and you can be sure that you can always dress yourself up for any occasion.
Keep It Simple and Classy
While there’s nothing wrong in following different fashion trends, it is important to remember that simplicity is key. Do not follow every trend and always keep it classy and simple. Wear pieces that you actually love and feel comfortable in. Always remember that in fashion, less is always more.
Being fashionable does not mean you’ll buy every known piece of article that’s on trend with no regard for comfort. Being fashionable means you know what to mix and match to make you look good in any occasion, it means you’re not always chasing after the latest trend.
It means you know the basics and the essentials of fashion even if it means wearing ripped jeans and a basic shirt.
These fashion essentials are not called essentials for no reason. So stock up on these fashion staples, mix and match them, and you would not feel the need to buy new clothes all the time.
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