They say trends come and go and classic style is here to stay – and that’s true. However, you can’t deny that with the turn of the seasons there’s that element of keeping with the times that ensures your look stays modern and relevant.
It’s about getting the balance right between your personal taste and recognising the need to give things a bit of an update from time to time. So, what can you do to get keep your fashion forecast fresh and inspired?
1. Enlist an expert
Sometimes you become a little stuck on how to update your wardrobe with the kind of pieces that reflect current trends, yet are still perfectly ‘you’. When this happens, it can be a good idea to turn to an expert. These days a personal shopper isn’t just for the rich and famous. If you’re a person that takes prides in your appearance (and let’s face it, it really does matter in the professional world), the help of an expert can really take the guess work out of getting ready every morning.
A great personal shopper will spend time getting to know what comprises your unique style, but will also be immersed in the world of fashion trends in order to get your perfect look down pat. So, you can be effortlessly ‘on point’ even when you’ve got a million things to juggle and your outfit is the very last thing on your mind.
2. Look to the catwalk (but, don’t carbon copy it)
Often most of us will have a look at what’s on the catwalk and think ‘how ridiculous’.
That’s because the runway is an expression of unfiltered, unadulterated fashion design aesthetics. It exists as the drawing board from which the commercial clothing industry takes it’s cue.
Sure, you can get a bit of a taste of what’s around the corner when it comes to fashion trends from the runway, but it’s all about translating this sartorial inspiration into practical, wearable and affordable styles. Check out this blog from Refinery29 on how to take your look from the catwalk and into everyday life.
3. Get on board with social media
It’s 2017, so you’d probably realise that most of what is popular is found online these days. And, while snapchat may not be your scene, you can still find a host of relatable fashion posts on social media platforms. The best picks? Instagram, Pinterest and Etsy.
If you’re not feeling quite on top of your fashion game these sites can really renew your interest for all things lust-worthy when it comes to your wardrobe. Just have a search for ‘fashion 2017’ on Pinterest and you’ll be drooling over your new wish list before you can say Christian Louboutin.
4. Think about accessories
Accessories are the simple way to update your look. It might be statement sunnies, shoes that stop onlookers in their tracks, or something that sparkles in just the right way. If you take heed of this editorial piece from Goop you’ll likely be sporting sharp lines, rainbow brights and mixed metals (amongst other seasonal trends). But, remember there are sure to be much cheaper items of offer that look almost the same as what’s offered here.
Come next year you can easily swap these small pieces for a whole new batch of delightfully shiny thing-a-ma-jigs. In this way, accessories (due to their highly interchangeable nature) really do make for the savviest choice when it comes to refreshing your style.
5. Dress for the new season
Suede boots in winter and flowing kaftans in summer.