Here are some of the best ways to avoid being a fashion victim and step up your game for spring.
1. Be Yourself
If the look is perfect on the runway, that doesn’t mean that it’s perfect for you as a complete copy. While you should use designer’s best trends to guide your look and give it some style, mix-and-match your basics. Use your favorites from seasons before for a more affordable style that’s completely on-trend.
2. Look at the Design, Not the Brand
Don’t be a slave to flashy branding. Your clothes can have more defined style without necessarily having a logo on them, and when your pieces are subtly stylish, you can wear them more often. This is essential for those of us who tend to hang onto our favorite pair of jeans.
3. Keep Yourself Balanced
Not everything you have has to be trendy. A good collection of basics will help you highlight major fashion finds, and can give your trendy pieces more polished style. Make it a rule to stock up on plain colored t-shirts before every season.
4. Don’t Overaccessorize
If you love fashion, that doesn’t mean you need to layer on the accessories. Choose a simple pair of shades, a man bag and a great pair of shoes to round out your wardrobe. There’s no need for a watch, bracelets and worn all together. You can wear your favorite pieces over the course of the week, but don’t use them at once!