1. KNOW YOUR YOURSELF, KNOW YOUR STYLE.
Knowing your own personal style will start by knowing yourself. Because your style depends on what things you like most, your favourites, who do you hang out with, where do you hang out, what interest you most, your attitude, your skills and of course whose your fashion inspiration.
2. FOLLOW YOUR STYLE.
After knowing who you are and what’s your style. Now you need to focus on creating looks by your own style, for example based on your self-evaluation you’ll come up being a person who is playful yet you’re a bookworm and someone who loves hanging out at coffee shop so your look should be colourful but not too bright and not too revealing.Another example is if you are fascinated with vintage stuffs and you love to party and hang out on clubs your best look would be something retro-disco from the 80’s and you’ll probably into metallic, sparkly and neon colored clothes.
3. CONSIDER EVERYTHING.
In putting up an outfit there are a lot of things to consider:
i) The fabric – there are different of kinds of fabric; heavy, light, flowy, etc.
ii) The colour –the colours of your outfit should always complement each other as well as your skin tone.
iii) The design – clothes with weird designs are somehow awesome but not all the time it depends on what, where and when you’ll going to wear it.
iv) The temperature – of course this is essential to consider unless you want to look like a loser wearing a jacket on a hot sunny day.
v) The place – A real fashionista know what, where and when to wear things. Always put in mind that being a fashionista is not always about wearing the nicest clothes but more of wearing the appropriate clothes for the place or event.
vi) The people – being different from everyone is awesome but always consider who you’ll be hanging out with because you might look like a loser or a “wanna be” if wear something in appropriate.
4. EXEPERIMENT AND BE CREATIVE.
Be CREATIVE! Old clothes as well as the seldom used clothes can be so much more if you’ll going to be creative and experimental, try to look on the internet for fashion DIY’s and how to wear old stuffs or clothes in a different way. As well as to accessories try to make your own. Learn to reinvent a new one using the old ones.
5. YOU CANNOT MIX AND MATCH EVERYTHING.
Mix and matching have a limitation. FACT: nice clothes + awesome clothes ≠ great look, some great pieces looks best when match with the more simple ones. Colours as well should be complimentary to each other unless you want to look like a rainbow LOL, I guess 3-4 colours per look is the best.
6. FOCUS ON THE STYLE NOT ON THE PRICE.
The most expensive ones are not always the most stylish ones. There are cheaper clothes that look more expensive than real expensive clothes. It is more on how you wear it whether it is a handy-down or from a thrift shop if you can wear it proud and stylish. I’m sure you’ll be the eye of the crowd.
7. OUTFIT = ATTITUDE
A perfect look goes with a winning attitude. You should be confident about yourself how you look and how you act; think smart, act smart, talk smart and be proud.
Chin up and stand up straight, a great posture tells it all.
8. DON’T BE TOO MUCH OR TOO LESS.
Over dress and under dress is a NO. Wearing too much somehow looks good as well as wearing too less but this will just do if you are aiming to look like a gypsy, a pirate and a scavenger.
9. NEVER LOOK DIRTY.
No one will take you seriously if you’ll look like a beggar, accept it, the world is judgmental and the first thing most people will notice is your physical appearance next is your attitude then your skills. How you look is so much important to be accepted in our society. So you should always look clean even in a pirate costume.
10. BE CONFIDENT.
Any outfit with confidence is perfect.