Disclaimer: I'm not a fashion dictator, and no, I don't want to be a stylist either. This series of posts is supposed to help you find your style and make it personal, I guess (?)
So, let me tell you something. In the past, I used to buy a lot of stuff. Really, stupid things like destroyed denim and all that (yup, sorry). And now, I have to say, my style has evolved a little bit. Okay, it has evolved a lot actually.
I've learned a lot of things recently, so I'll be happy to share them with you. I call them 'my rules of style'...
- Feel comfortable with your body. If you don't feel very confident, that will show immediately and it will make you look bad. So please, if you're feeling fat or ugly, do something about it.
- Never try to mix more than 2 or 3 colors together. If you add more colors to your outfit's palette, you have more chances to go wrong. So please, don't do it. Unless you want to look like a walking canvas, or a clown.
- 'All black everything' is not a trend. Ok, we all love wearing black, and yes it makes you look skinnier. But, it's just not a trend. As Jake Woolf from Four Pins said: "That shit is straight ridiculous. All black everything is about as trendy as a white T-shirt or raw denim. As long as people continue to make clothing in black, which has been happening since always, people will wear it." There you have it.
- Create your own uniform. This is the best. Once you have an uniform, your life will be so much easier. It could be a nice fitted t-shirt + trousers + a nice jacket. For example, this season, my uniform is a plaid shirt + black jeans and chucks. You can wear anything that you feel comfortable in. But please make sure it looks good.
- Have an icon. Steve McQueen, Alain Delon... There are lots of them. Follow someone that you think looks good on photos and try to emulate their style. For example, mine is Paul Newman, I admire his work and he always looked good and stylish.
- Classics. Make sure you have great classic pieces in your wardrobe. Blue jeans, white shirts, black lace ups. They're timeless pieces and will work with anything else that you have.
And wohoo!! That's it for part 1. I hope you have in mind these rules when you're about to get dressed or when you're buying new clothes. They will really help you. Stay tuned for more!