The fashion world persistently highlights that change is the only constant, with fashion trends emerging and fading away quickly. However, most fashionistas would agree that the right way to come up with a unique style is to add a personal touch to these trends and create a look that seems new and innovative. So, here are some fashion hacks that can help one instantly create a unique and chic from existing fashion trends:
1. Pair baggy and tight clothes
Pairing a loose top with tight jeans or trousers or a body-hugging top with baggy pants or palazzos can enhance the overall look, providing an interesting contrast to the outfit. One may also opt for other loose-tight pairings, such as an oversized cardigan or sweater paired with skinny jeans. One can also opt for loose and tight clothing with tops and outerwear, such as pairing a well-fitting top with an oversized jacket.
2. Consider layering
Layering clothing can help one create a trendy yet unique look. So, one can start by putting on a crop top and jeans, followed by an open, full-sleeved jacket and a scarf, and finish with sneakers or clogs to complete the look. Layering is an incredibly easy and cost-effective way to create a chic outfit.
3. Add belts to oversized clothing
A belt can single-handedly enhance the appeal of an outfit, transforming it from plain to something unique and adorable. For instance, adding a belt to an oversized long tee or dress can give the clothes a more tailored, well-fitting look while not taking away from the charm of oversized outfits.
No look is complete without the right accessories, whether it is a pair of casual yet elegant hoop earrings, a chic necklace or chain, a tote bag, or oversized shades. The best part is that one need not always go for over-the-top accessories, as even the most basic options, when paired well, can elevate an outfit. Further, while picking accessories, it is important to consider the type of clothes one is wearing. For example, a choker would work better with an off-shoulder dress or tube top, whereas a decorative brooch could elevate a plain dress.
5. Mix and match patterns
Mixing and matching different prints can help one create unique outfits, provided it is carried out skillfully. For example, one should always match prints of the same tonal range. Pairing delicate prints with bold ones can often be considered a style statement. If one is doubtful whether their experimentation would work, it is always a safer option to select two totally different prints of the same color or shade. This strategy helps neutralize the possibly loud effect of pairing two vibrant prints in different colors.
Additionally, pairing outfits and accessories of different patterns can be a great way to create an interesting contrast. For example, a structured monotone bag can be paired with a vibrant outfit with intricate floral patterns. Alternatively, a plain-colored black dress could be elevated by adding a bag with alternating black and white stripes. However, one should avoid bags that entirely divert attention from the ensemble if they want the outfit to take center stage.
6. Invest in basics
Outfits of classic colors like plain black or plain white tend to always remain in vogue. Moreover, neutral-colored pieces are cost-effective purchases, as they can easily be paired with clothes of all other colors and patterns. So, investing in basics, such as plain white trousers, a jet-black top, or a classic white shirt, cannot go wrong.
7. Experiment with vibrant outerwear
Outerwear can help change the look of an outfit if one experiments with vibrant, unique outerwear and creates interesting contrasts and combinations. So, one should not undermine the importance of outerwear in completing an outfit. Here, one can choose from chic options like vegan leather coats, trench coats, faux-fur coats, cropped jackets, hoodies, and woven shrugs.
8. Pay attention to details
Attention to detail can go a long way in refining the look and preventing fashion bloopers. For example, visible panty lines can come in the way of a seamless silhouette, so one should exercise caution while choosing underwear that goes beneath light-colored trousers. Here, opting for seamless or thin-lined underwear is ideal. Similarly, wearing a bra of the wrong size can interfere with achieving the desired silhouette. So, it is important to check how a bra fits before buying it. Finally, one can consider color-coordinating the bra straps with the ensemble if they want to minimize their visibility.
9. Try a monochromatic look occasionally
If vibrant, patterned outfits are part of the everyday style, trying a monochromatic look every once in a while can provide a welcome change. A monochromatic look essentially involves wearing outfits and accessories of approximately the same shade, although they need not be exactly identical in color. It helps one create an organized, neat loo, which can also seem elegant, working well for formal as well as casual occasions.
10. Experiment with footwear
One should never overlook the importance of good footwear while dressing up. Here, one can consider investing in multiple types of footwear, like heels, boots, sneakers, platform shoes, sliders, and clogs. Further, exploring the possibilities of existing footwear can help one come up with complete outfits for every occasion. While some shoes can work for multiple dressing styles, others may not be as versatile. For instance, certain sneakers intended for casual tees and shorts may not work for formal clothing. The occasion usually determines the type of accessories one should choose. While there is always room for experimentation, one can work with different footwear styles to find the best fit for an outfit.
So, along with experimenting with different styles, one should opt for an approach that integrates logic and creativity so that the look is chic and refreshing but not entirely out of place.