Being able to express a thing or two about your personality without even having to say a word is possible thanks to fashion. Clothes, shoes, and accessories are the perfect tools to create exactly the image you want to portray while you are out in the world. Streetwear is probably the fashion segment you focus mostly on, considering the outfits that fall within this range are the ones you wear most of the time. Well, although you don’t have to be as selective or attentive as you would when dressing up for a formal event, to keep your street style in check, there are some things that you need to remember. If you want to step up your fashion game and dress to impress every time you walk out the door, you might find the following tips useful:
Dare to stand out – go for electric colors
Black and with combos might seem great when you are in a hurry and don’t have the time to come up with complex assembly’s, and while they might make a safe fashion choice, your looks will not be as eye-catching as you might want. Try to stay away from neutral tones, and switch to eclectic colors instead. A pair of yellow sneakers instead of the plain white ones you are used to wearing or an electric blue leather jacket on top of a soft pink dress will make far more impressive attires. If you want to stand out, and you want your looks to have that “wow” effect to them, wearing a strong color is a sure bet. If you take a look at what fashion influencers and magazines are promoting these days, you will see for yourself that any street look worth your attention has at least one colorful element incorporated. And don’t worry, in 2018 you no longer have to follow some strict color coordination rules, so matching blue with red, or yellow with orange can work perfectly great.
Classics never go out of style
While the trends have changed along the years, when it comes to streetwear, there are a few classics that are as trendy today as they were even a decade ago. As long as you have a few classic street style elements in your wardrobe, you will always be able to dress in a stylish way even when you need to get ready in a couple of minutes. One example is a band t-shirt. Classic rock tees remain an authentic, fresh and fashion-magazine-worthy option for a casual outfit. A t-shirt of this kind, combined with a pair of skinny black jeans, or leather pants, some ankle boots, and an oversized denim jacket will create the type of outfit that will give you that relaxed, yet fashionable vibes. Just like you can never go wrong with a little black dress for a cocktail party, you can’t make a fashion mistake if you wear a band tee – they remain a classic.
Pay attention to fitting
This year oversized clothes are trending, so your outfits will not only be stylish, but comfortable as well. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to the fit of each element and make sure the size is an appropriate one for you. When you are trying out clothes, make sure to check if the said element fits you the way you should. While a dress might have an oversized design, it doesn’t mean it should look baggy on you – this is one of the mistakes many women tend to make, so look twice in the mirror before going out, to be certain you aren’t wearing an unflattering, unfitting size,
It’s all about the shoes
If you know how to add the right pair of shoes, you can shift to another aesthetic instantly. A pair of jeans with a casual blouse, a scarf and a pair of shades can be the perfect choice for a day of shopping if you add some sport shoes to it, or a pair of boots, and will turn in a suitable option for a Sunday brunch with the girls if you wear a pair of high-heel sandals. The shoes are the elements of a wardrobe that you should spend the most money on because they can truly make a difference in your overall look, whether you are wearing Grateful Dead tees, skater dresses or cargo pants. A simple change of shoes can make your outfit seem an entirely different one, so use this trick to your advantage.
Less isn’t always more
Yes, less might be more when it comes to creating a cocktail outfit, but regarding street style looks, this saying might not apply. For your outfit to be impeccable, adding more elements to it might be necessary. Accessories can either make or break your overall assembly. If you choose your elements carefully, an over-accessorized outfit can look far more stylish and up-to-date, than one that consists of only two clothing items and a pair of shoes. From scarves, leather bracelets and hats to belts, sunglasses and even broaches, you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to giving an outfit those finishing touches it needs. Even a plain t-shirt and a pair of jeans can be turned into an attention-drawing outfit if you accessorize it accordingly.
Fashion has always been a complex topic, and while back in the day, there were plenty more rules you needed to think about, in 2018, things are more flexible than ever in this department. You no longer have to carefully match color tones, and you can combine virtually endless elements, as long as they seem to create a visually pleasant effect. However, to call yourself a street style star, it’s essential to know a few things and to master the latest trends in streetwear. With these tips in mind, you will manage to pull off amazing daily looks like the fashion guru you wish to be, so keep them in mind.