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The fall season is already upon us, and we have a sneaking suspicion – our fashion spidery sense is tingling – that you and your closet are absolutely unprepared. You need to sort out that fashion situation , and update your personal style ASAP.
We live in a world in which outfits are larger than the sum of their parts and presentation is everything – in business and in life, so let’s hop to it. You may not be aware of what your style may be lacking, so we’re here to give the drowning fashionista in you a life jacket. We have comprised no less than five reasons you’re in dire need of a good and comprehensive update, and if any of them ring a bell, jump in with both feet and save your style because the clock is ticking.
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1. Back in the years
Faux fur, endless shades of blue, the rockabilly trend that was brought forth by such brands as Marc Jacobs and Coach are already outdated. Sure, you may have been a rock princess or a fur-wearing winter snowflake, but those trends along with numerous others have not survived the year and will not be telling the tale. Gone years serve only as a point of reference. You may have passé ‘skeletons’ in your closet that date back to 2010.
Sure, the leather moto jacket is forever and perhaps a cool black dress, but face it, most of these items are outdated and when that’s the case, in the spirit of sustainability – recycle, sell and donate and subsequently make room for new trends.
2. Nothing makes sense
If you have a closet full of currently trendy items – saturated colors, pastels, sheer dresses, plaid, murky florals, polka dots, clear bags, white boots – the whole gang, you probably have trouble coming up with a chic outfit.
Each of these trends is incredibly strong and poignant, and they rarely work well together, at least most of them, so you have to pick your battles. You can’t have so many statement pieces and expect for them to mesh. No, you need to stick to the ones that actually go with your established style persona and get rid of the rest.
For instance, choose urban style clothing that’s part eternally modern part atelic and you’ll be out of the woods. If you try too many things, it doesn’t only end in a fashion disaster but you’re risking losing your style compass, not to mention a great deal of money because most of these trends will not live to tell the tale, at least not according to what the beginning of SS NFW 2019 has to say so far. So, opt for a trend or two, stick with them, save your style and your wallet.
3. Total lack
In the trend-chasing frenzy, you have completely forgotten about the timeless pieces everyone simply has to own regardless of what their style is. Quality basics are the pillar of every outfit and they will come to your rescue when you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the trends that are hard to work with. In fact, with a simple tee and a classic trench coat, you might actually be able to make one of your crazy patterns work.
Moderation is key, so if you want to have your trendy cake and eat it too, first choose your trendy battles wisely and then ‘diffuse’ them with neutral basics and achieve looks that are both evergreen yet on trend.
4. You haven’t found it yet
Every woman needs to have that something that’s just her own, and that sets her apart from the crowd – a personal style signature. You need to make your mark so that people can say, ‘oh it’s the girl who always has amazing (fill in the blank)’.
Kendall Jenner has her obscenely stunning collection of bags, Bella Hadid rocks athleisure like nobody else. Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her high heels (yes, in real life too), so you need to find that something that will be your signature staple.
That way, you will avoid looking not only the same at every event or on every photo, but also like everyone else – bland and invisible. You can be the girl with the Blake Lively hair, you can wear head wraps and statement earrings.
The point is, just find something you’re probably already drawn to and become a true collector about whom people will be saying, ‘oh yes, she always has the most amazing purses’. There are many ways to make a mark on this world, being a fashion inspiration is definitely one of them.
5. Get with the program
Hair and makeup, and in today’s world, especially makeup, make for a huge chunk of your overall personal style.
So, it’s time to visit the Instagram profiles of some of the most prominent makeup brands such as Fenty Beauty, Tarte, Too Faced, ColourPop, UD and many others and check out some of the new releases. For instance, hot pink, blue and all types of green are all the rage when it comes to eye shadows. Everyone is constantly upping the ante in the highlighter department, not to mention the obscene number of new lippies and ethereal holographic lip glosses.
Just as your wardrobe, your makeup collection is probably screaming for an update, so head over to your go-to makeup store and revamp your look. You can even use the services of the beauty booths and learn a new technique or two and with new makeup, you’ll be ready for a fresh and new fall you.
Yes, there is plenty of ground to cover, but you still have a bit of time till fall truly kicks in, so use this time wisely and shop even more wisely. We’ve taught you well, you are ready to fly solo now.
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Peter is a beauty and fashion writer at Trend Prive magazine.
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