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Written By: Alessa Morjaria

After a year of being cooped up inside, feeling confident and looking put together every day is not always easy. However, we have curated some basic and not-so-basic fashion rules that every fashion lover should know to help you perfect your style! After all, looking good is not just about following the newest Instagram trends or the ‘status quo’ — it is about feeling satisfied in your own clothes and body. 

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Invest in Basics and Timeless Items

Simplistic tees, coats, heels, and blazers will never fall into the season’s trends but will instead last a lifetime. When purchasing these items, it is essential to opt for quality rather than quantity. It is a long-term investment and prevents the waste and repurchase of the same product repeatedly. This will also have inadvertent positive effects on the overconsumption and mass production caused by fast and lesser quality fashion. Also, you can never go wrong with a perfect pair of high-waisted jeans and a little black dress, as these timeless pieces will be the last to go out of fashion and are extremely easy to dress up.

Create your Own Style

Many people succumb to societal norms and are reluctant to defy popular trends. Unfortunately, this leads to a lack of individuality or creativity. So be daring and share your personality through your clothes, you won’t regret it. Unique styles have become a form of self-expression, so mix those eccentric patterns, rock that colour you don’t usually wear, or those bold shoes! If you deviate from what’s known as ‘normal’, you will find yourself turning heads, and most importantly, you will gain a newfound confidence!

Accessorize

Adding accessories is the final step to any outfit. Making a statement with jewelry, heels, chunky sneakers, hats, handbags, or head scarfs is the cherry on top of your everyday looks. This offers unlimited opportunities, meaning you do not always need to update your closet and take a couple of staple items a longer way than you may think. The fashion world is not limited to clothing, accessories are just as essential. Remember you can never be overdressed!

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Less is More

Start by decluttering your closet, selling or donating the items you no longer wear and then organize your closet neatly. You will feel so much more inspired and will no longer find yourself “not having anything to wear.” In her new book, You Are What You Wear, Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner, a clinical psychologist, states that most people wear 20% of their closet 80% of the time. So less is more; take care of the pieces you can’t live without and learn how to style them in the most creative ways. In the end, streamlining your closet with versatile pieces will help you stick to your budget and navigate trends effectively. You can find the best quality items in locally made, sustainable, and second-hand brands at an affordable price.

Shop for Your Body Type

Many fashion lovers make the mistake of not paying attention to what styles are most flattering and make them feel their best. There is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ or ‘one style fits all’ in fashion. This will vary from person to person. Identifying your body shape and playing to your favorite features is a game-changer. For example, the most flattering fit of a dress or cut of jeans will be specific to each and every one of you.

Following these rules that every fashion lover must know will not only save you the time and headache trying to find a flawless outfit but whittling down your purchases at the mall!

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