We all love fashion. Even the person who claims to be the most boring has some distinct style or fashionable traits about her. However, at times we overlook what’s most important. You know how sometimes you just know things, but don’t realize that you do until someone mentions it out loud. That’s just the case with fashion too, and that’s why we always need tips from experts, fashionistas, and designers to validate what we know. But, often while reading about stuff, we realize how we miss tiny details and how other people have a different perspective to offer! Like they say, the devil is in the details. If you were wishing that it’d be nice to have a list that states it all for you, we’ve got you covered.
Know your body type
This may sound odd, yet it’s the first tip any stylist would give you. Knowing your body type is the basic thing to know about yourself. Everything works around this - the kurti or kameez you wear, the jeans you put on with fotua or the shirt size you should get. Some dresses suit certain body types while others can enhance your style more. For example, women who are thin and lean could opt for bell bottom pants as this will help resemble a curvy shape while those who are pear-shaped could opt for frills around necks as it will hide the extra curve of your waist.
Understand the colour wheel
It might seem a little unnecessary, but it’s a game changer and gives you a new perspective when matching up colours. Remember, if you are wearing Western outfits, there cannot be more than three colours in your outfit at one time. If you are wearing traditional, just embrace all the colours!
When in doubt, layer
Layer your outfit to camouflage any unflattering flab and add definition to amp up your look. Saris with capes could be an excellent choice for parties when you have put on a little extra weight. Shrugs or kimonos are also really popular now and you can style away anyhow you want. The result is always classy!
Stop impulsive shopping
A sale should never be a cue to buy something. I mean, not never, but it should not always be (which is the case for most of us). If you have been waiting for a particular product to go on sale, sure, pick it up, but if it’s a random dress you want just because it is on discount, ask yourself if you’d buy it if it wasn’t on sale. You have your answer.
Additionally, always prepare ahead. If you know that you might go shopping this weekend, do a little research and look up stuff online. See how people are styling it and how much you can invest in one piece. This will prevent you from overspending.