No matter what season you are in, or what trends are in or out, some fashion rules never change. To spend your money wisely on luxury fashion, make sure the basics of what to wear (and not to wear) are followed with every single item you buy. Trend items can be purchased less expensively, since they may come and go with the wind. However, the items you will probably keep in your closet for many years to come should be where most of your money is invested when fashion is concerned.
Basic Ideas to Keep in Mind
Clothes should be well-fitting. This means purchasing clothes that are
not too tight or too loose, and purchasing clothes that fit you as you
are now, not when you hope to go down a size or two. If you do end up
losing weight, you can always alter your bigger clothes to fit you -
but, for now, buy clothes that hug your shape comfortably as you are now for the most flattering look.
Clothes should flatter your figure. No matter how cute an
outfit or dress is, it won't make you look cute if it is in an
unflattering style for your body type. Experiment with different cuts
and styles to find the right patterns for you.
For example, if you are a short person, you will want outfits that
bring the eyes up when people look at you - this means shirts that come
down to your waist (rather than past your bottom), and outfits with
pretty necklines that draw the eyes up towards your face. For taller
people, cropped pants and capri's work well in balancing out height.
Other patterns, including horizontal versus vertical stripes help give
the appearance of a taller versus wider appearance. By experimenting
with different types of cuts and patterns, you can find the look that
works for you - and stay away from those other looks, no matter how cute
they may appear to be on the hanger!
Invest most of your money in basic items; clothes that will
last a long time. These include blue jeans, black pants, black skirts, a
basic black dress - things that you can pair with other items to be
more trendy, but that (in their own right) never go out of style. This
also includes basic pumps and some purses as well.
Keeping Your Closet Up-to-Date
To be fashionable means you always look your best - even when you
just have a couple of minutes to get ready. To accomplish this, organize your closet
so that your basic quality items are easy to find and match with the
trendy accessories and scarves you may use to spice them up. Get rid of
anything you haven't worn in a year and keep a certain color theme
developing in your clothes so that you can easily pair them with other
items. This way everything you have is complementary and nothing you
choose can go wrong. You'll be able to show off your fashion sense with