Knowing simple ways to style your clothes can make a world of a difference. If you are tired of the clothes in your closet but can’t afford to be spending money on a new wardrobe at the moment, we have you covered! Simple styling techniques can take anything in your closet and make an entirely new outfit. There are even ways to make your entire look appear nicer than it is by just adding a few small details here and there.
Dip Your Toes Into Bright Colors
If you have never worn bright colors or don’t feel too confident wearing something so bold, try starting off with little pops of color throughout your entire look. Adding a bright color with your lipstick, eyeshadow, bag, purse, or shoes can make your look completely new. This way, you don’t have to worry about buying any new clothes that you may never end up wearing. Instead, you just need one or two accessories to bring some color and life into your outfit!
Know How To Work Different Colors
Knowing the basics when it comes to colors can make a huge difference in your wardrobe. Knowing what colors match well together and the number of bold colors to have in one outfit is key. If you have clashing colors or too many bold colors in one outfit it will look like too much. But if you add just the right amount of pop in your outfit, it will look great.
Another important factor in choosing what colors to wear is knowing what colors look best on you. With different skin tones and hair colors, certain color schemes are flattering on different people. That isn’t to say there are any particular colors to avoid, but more so to know which ones accentuate your skin tone the best. Once you figure out what is the most flattering on you, picking out new outfits will become much easier!
Shoes Are Your Best Friend
Shoes are everything when it comes to styling your outfit. You can wear a T-shirt and jeans, but if you have a bold heel with it, it looks like a well put together outfit. The shoes you choose to wear can really make a huge difference in your overall look. If wearing bold colors isn’t your thing, maybe try buying one bright pair of shoes to get started. Shoes can make or break an outfit, so be sure to not forget this important factor.
Belts Change Everything
Adding a belt to your outfit can change the look entirely. If you want a simple, subtle look, a regular belt around your jeans or other pants will work just fine. But if you are going for a completely new look, try thicker belts or ones that go on your shirts. If you have tops that you are tired of wearing but don’t know how to reconstruct them yourself, add a belt to style it differently. This way, you can make multiple outfits out of the same few pieces.
Show Off Your Best Assets
Showing off your curves and your skin in a strategic manner is a great way to look good and feel good in your clothes. Have someone close to you tell you what your best assets are, and then show them off. If you love your shoulders, wear more outfits that show off that part of your body. If you hate showing your arms, look for clothes that cover them up, but also leave some room for when the temperature goes up. Figure out what your favorite parts of yourself are, and fill your wardrobe up accordingly.
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
We have talked about accessorizing a little bit so far, but it really is one of the key ways to style your clothes on a budget. If you want to avoid spending any more money than you already have, chances are you can find some accessories in your closet that will work. All you need is a few pieces that will make all the difference in your style.
Having a few nice handbags, purses, and mini backpacks can really add to an outfit. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a bunch of purses, but better yet, just have a few very different styles and colors to switch out throughout the week. Mix and match your jewelry and swap them out on different days of the week so no one will notice! If you wear the same two earrings and a necklace every day, it will be noticeable and won’t make your outfit special. But if you switch up just a few pieces a day, it will always look new!
Know Your Updated Measurements Before Buying Anything
If you just don’t like anything in your closet and styling isn’t working for you, you might be wanting to just buy new clothes and update your wardrobe, which is totally fine! But before you go all out with new clothes, you will need to know your updated measurements first. Sometimes we think we know our size perfectly, but if you haven’t been shopping for new clothes in a while, things may have changed. Make sure to have just a few measurements prepared before buying a new wardrobe.
You Don’t Need A Full Closet For A Full Look
We’ve touched on this topic here and there, but we really want to emphasize that you don’t need a full closet to make a bunch of outfits. Having a few staple pieces in each category will keep you covered. Make sure every category in your closet is covered and you will be fine! Throw in some neutrals, pops of color, and a few patterns to mix and match and your wardrobe will be entirely new. Don’t focus on how much you have, but on what you can do with what is in your closet!