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5 Ways to Improve Your Fashion Sense and Expression

Clothes are worn for function, but that’s hardly the end of it. They have an effect on us and on the world around us through the message that we send, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Simply put, personal style is a way of expressing ourselves.

Sometimes, though, we just feel misunderstood partly perhaps because of the wrong fashion choices we make. The good news is, there’s always time to change, starting with the following tips:

Be smart with your basics.

You’ll love how basics don’t require you to spend so much money. There’s no need to break your budget, whether you’re buying tops, jeans, shorts, shirts, and so on. They’re practically everywhere in stores, and because you will likely wear this stuff regularly, you can save more money when you purchase more of them at once. Some people think they need to spend big time on a wardrobe that totally captures who they are. They are, without a doubt, wrong.

Clean that closet..

This is one thing almost all of us need to do from time to time. Anything that you don’t ever wear anymore should be out. Maybe it’s outdated or not flattering for your figure. But don’t simply toss them out though. Maybe you can give them to charity or offer them to a flea market vendor.

Build your classics.

There’s nothing more precious in your wardrobe than the classics. Black pants, wrap dress, flattering jeans – don’t ever skimp on these things. In other words, go and buy that winter coat if it’s totally stunning on you – even if it costs a bit more than usual. You’ll likely use it for years.

Don’t overdo trends.

Trends come and go with the seasons. From studs to sequins to padded tops and so on – these things can be all the rage at a certain point. It’s okay to go for trends but don’t go overboard. In the end, your wardrobe must still consist mostly of classics, with the addition of trends as your accents.
Emphasize your assets.

Whether you have an hourglass figure, a great cleavage or maybe well-toned arms, pick clothes that play up your assets. If necessary, sit down and make a list of the things about you that you often get compliments for. Focus on them when thinking up outfits. Besides, it’s never been about the clothes, but how they bring out the best in you. When shopping for clothes, let your instincts guide you. If you feel great wearing it, you probably look great in it.

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