The thing about fashion is that it is always changing
and evolving, which is particularly baffling to the uninitiated. Most people
wouldn’t even be caught dead wearing what was considered fashionable ten years
ago. However, as the fashion icon Coco Chanel had once said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the
same,” and I couldn’t agree more. I believe that it all comes down to a few
ideas and secrets that not only help you keep up-to-date with the current
trends, but also save you a few bucks.
There was an era when fashion was dictated by a handful of fashion design
boutiques or celebrity tycoons. With the Internet available at your fingertips,
everyone today is a fashion designer. But, the question is, are you a ‘pro
fashion designer’? Do know how to look chic within your budget? If you can't imagine wearing anything well outside of your cheerleading uniform,
better read this article to revaluate your fashion
sense for cheer events
when you leave the uniform at home. These seven secrets will not only blow your mind, but definitely will change
the way you think about getting fashionable these days! So, let’s get down to
the nitty-gritty secrets of fashion.
1. You wear the
clothes, and not the other way around.
Never let your clothes overpower your sense of style and your look. Just
because a particular trend is popular, it does not mean you have to wear it–especially,
if you think it does not look good on you! That is why it is essential that you
figure out your style statement and to do that; you have to go out and
experiment with different styles to see which ones look good on you.
2. Take care of
At the end of the day, clothes and
trends will come and go, but it is your body which will remain with you in the
long run. You need to be friends with it, make peace with it. If you do not
like the way your body looks, no amount of expensive clothing is going to make
you feel beautiful and comfortable. This means eat healthy,
skin, and stop using a ton of chemical products because they are the latest
3. When unsure, go
There is a reason why black is the
most popular color on the spectrum. It suits every skin complexion, is
appropriate for almost every event, and has a slimming effect on the wearer’s
silhouette. Perhaps that is the reason why Ms. Chanel said that the ‘Little
Black Dress’ is a must-have in every woman’s closet. Keep an emergency black
item in your closet, because you never know when you may need it.4. Get a good
Sizes are a tricky thing, which is
why not every dress and piece that you love is going to fit you like a glove.
But, then again, a good dress is completely wasted if it is ill-fitted. So,
unless you learn how to sew your own dresses, we suggest that you find a cheap
tailor that can alter your clothes to best suit your frame. Trust me, it’ll
make quite the change to your entire wardrobe.5. Know a few inexpensive, yet magical shops.
Not all of us can afford high-end designer clothes.
That is where little boutiques and online shops come in. You will be amazed to
find how many online stores sell ‘as worn on’ clothes priced at discount. Take
a few hours from your week to look around your neighborhood for cute little
shops and handloom pop-ups. They are so underrated, and offer great saving
deals! Honestly, all I’m saying is that looking good does not need to break
Still you don’t believe me? Here’s one of the many online shopping
hacks that can practically save your bank balance: buy any fashion product and
add it to your cart. Keep this product in the cart for a few days. Now, if your
social media account is linked to the shopping site, then you will start to see
remarketing ads all over your social media. Click on these ads, but don’t buy
the product. After few days, you might see the price of this product dropped,
or a few discounts on the similar items.6. Learn to walk in heels.
At one point, you will have to wear heels, whether it is on a date or at
work, and trust me, the first time is always painful. It’s fine if you aren’t
comfortable with stilettos; that is why I suggest that you get yourself a pair
of wedges or even kitten heels, and learn to carry those off. Not only will it give
your posture a boost, but you can always level up from them if you decide that
heels are actually your thing.7. Make your very own look book.
This may sound a little exhausting, but trust me on
this, it will save you tons of time and hassle, especially if you have to leave
for work early in the morning. A look book makes sure that not only you are
up-to-date as to what is inside your closet, but that you take time to plan
your outfits. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Lay down your clothes on your bed,
snap pictures and see which ones look good with which. Add in accessories,
voila–you have multiple looks waiting for you in your closet! So, the next time
you go out, you do not have to wrack your brains about what to wear.
With social media shopping sprees on the rise and an
increasing budget for fashion, the industry is evolving very fast and you won’t
know when your favorite fashion piece will get out-dated. Luckily, these seven
secrets will always be fresh and help you stay up-to-date.What style secrets do you swear by? Leave a comment below and let us
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________About the Author:
is a freelance writer who loves to read and write articles on fashion, beauty,
and lifestyle tips. She divides her time between travel and lifestyle.