Great style isn’t about wearing the latest, it’s about pulling a look together that is uniquely yours. It takes a trained eye and patience but great style can be had with a little effort and a some confidence.
1- Buy pieces that you know look good on you. If you have great style you know what pieces you have in your wardrobe that will work with your newest acquisition and if it needs a little tweaking to work you know what to do.
2-Invest in classic clothing. Cheap looking clothing no matter how well it is matches your outfit will only make everything else you wear look cheap and poorly made. If you have great style you are especially attuned to styles that always look good no matter what the fashion dictators espouse.
3-Make a statement without really trying. I hate the expression effortlessly chic, not just because it is overused, but because dressing in such a manner as to separate you from the crowd of trends takes effort—stepping out of the house in leggings and sweatshirt does not. Making a statement without really trying is accomplished by constantly editing your wardrobe and developing a wardrobe that is succinct.
4-Money does not guarantee style. Just because you have enough money to mop up the floor with it does not mean you have the where-with-all to outfit yourself with style. Some of the most stylish people know how to purchase on sale and at secondhand stores because they know exactly what they are looking for.
5-Understand the power of a good tailor. Great style means a great fit—period!
6-Is skilled in the technique of layering. Layering your outfit can be intimidating as the more pieces you put together for your ensemble the more complicated it seems—not to someone with great style.
7-The art of accessorizing is a must. Shoes, handbags, scarves, belts and jewelry can make or break an outfit.
9-Understand the difference between a fashion trend and style.
8-Never take yourself too seriously (laugh at yourself first and then take on everyone else), never seek a flawless look (too exhausting) and walk with confidence knowing that confidence is half of the battle when looking for your own personal style.