Photography of 3C Style by R. Cordova
Do you wear your clothing the exact same way each season? Has your hairstyle changed in the past 10 years? Do you long to be more confident and stylish in outfits that reflect the image you want to send back to the world?
Feeling put-together is less complicated than it seems. Follow these three tips below and never, ever get stuck in a style rut again.
Firstly, I’d love to take you back in time… When I first started blogging. Back then, I thought the Bohemian style was not for me. I mean, the hippiesh groove of the late ’60s and ’70s was long gone, right? I must admit, It looked nice on Kate Moss but somehow I didn’t think the Boho look would fit me. Well, that’s before I gave a try to Boho Chic.
See how I looked back then, HERE
1. Try it, at least once!
Since 2016, I have learned to try new styles of clothing once in a while. Yes, I made mine the motto: “Try it, at least once!” — I believe this is true to almost every aspect of our life.
Having a soup for breakfast like they do in Japan instead of my regular toast with marmalade? Absolutely! Sporting a ladylike handbag with sneakers and distressed jeans? Certainly. Beautiful things should be enjoyed as often as possible. It is pointless to save your lovely bag only for special occasions. It is in your power to make your everyday ‘Special’. So, go ahead and try the neon colour shirt… You never know. It might become your next summer #BF.
My point is that our body and tastes change and will keep changing as we age. The key to stay stylish is to adapt. I don’t mean following all the trends but in order to really know what YOU like or don’t like and what fits you or not, you must first get out of your comfort zone.
2. Observe and take notes
Next time that you see something you love, ask yourself WHY. Maybe it is the fabric, the way it moves, or the aesthetic of that item that draw you to it like waves on the beach. Knowing this will make it much easier for you to boost your own sense of style. Like everything else in life, it takes some practice but creativity will soon be at the rendez-vous.
Photo Collage by 3C Style
Tips —for a more elegant and current feel work the Boho style with other trends as well. For example, layer a beaded jacket over your favourite white dress. Gold jewelry chains and bracelets look especially cool with a peasant blouse and a low bun. You could also rock this ‘Summer of Love’ vibe with palazzo pants and a jacket… You get the idea. The magic is in the mix!
3. Know what’s in your wardrobe
I can give you all the tips to highlight your beauty, confidence and style, but this is absolutely USELESS if you do not take into account my third advice. It’s actually the most important one. Keep your wardrobe tidy and know what’s in it. Nowadays, there are many apps that can help you sort your clothes and ensure that you never run out of interesting outfit ideas. But first you have to declutter your dressing room from what does not suit/or fit you anymore. Otherwise your style will scatter and you will buy more garments that you will quickly forget in the back of your closet. Does it sound familiar?
If it takes you more then five minutes to decide what to wear in the morning chances are your closet is not tidy and/or you have too much clothing. You may also be missing the right items —the essential pieces that allow you to create countless stylish outfits, such as an ivory silk blouse, a trench and a beautiful belt. But first things first. I urge you to spruce up your wardrobe.
Image by Elle
Save yourself money and precious time, organize it so you can see everything at a glance without feeling overwhelmed. Your closet will make more sense and than you’ll be able to use and enjoy what you already have. Like I said previously, you might need to buy a few accessories to put together modern combinations but these purchases will be made wisely with a clear purpose. Having a neat closet will magically enhance your creativity. Putting together new looks that you never thought of before will be a no-brainer.
I hope this has helped and will encourage you not to let your personal style get blurred. Embrace your figure and figure out what looks best on you according to your body’s shape, lifestyle and preferences. You are your own canvas. Give yourself a chance to shine. “Life is not a dress rehearsal!” — Rose Tremain.
Photography of 3C Style by R. Cordova
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