Staples that can bring your style to the next level
We get it, being an adult is hard. You have to work, pay taxes, do your laundry, cook dinner, clean the house, and do all sorts of boring and time-consuming things. The bottom line? The fun things in life can suffer, and nowhere is this more prominent than in your style. To make things quick and easy, you go for safe and predictable rather than actually getting what’s best for you. As a result, you’re going to hate your look and end up even more miserable. Well, good news: there is hope.
Taking your style to the next level won’t even require that much effort, it simply requires a bit of know-how, and that’s where we’re going to help out. We’ll list a few easy and inexpensive tips that can lift your style game to new heights. We’re ready… are you?
You don’t always have to buy brand new
If you walk down a high street in any major city, you’ll likely find a Primark, H&M, Topshop, and more familiar names that we’ve come to learn. However, not far from these typical stores, you’ll see many charity shops that offer some awesome second-hand items that are far cheaper than Topshop and more distinctive than a £3 top at Primark. Considering that around £100 million worth of clothing is ditched every year, you’re not only helping your wallet by picking up something pre-worn, but also the environment. Sites like Vinted.co.uk also have a great online platform for selling, buying, and even swapping clothing. Go on, have a break from the high street for once.
Take your time when choosing
The main issue with shopping for clothes and accessories is that time is often against us. Shopping malls and high streets are never the calmest of places, and we’re often in such a rush to do our other chores, that we simply want to get in and get out. What this does is make you simply pick things that are reliable and that you’ve had before in the past. We’re saying that with a bit more time, finding some great items needn’t be a chore, but a delight. Going online is perhaps your best bet if you truly find yourself rushed off your feet when shopping.
With prescription glasses, for example, it’s important to take your time when choosing, and not just pick anything that Specsavers has in stock. You’ll likely be wearing your glasses most days, if not every day, so you better make sure you’re in love with them. Regardless of whether it’s Tom Ford or Ray-Ban glasses, think about going online and finding cool frames without the pressure of trying them on in-store, as many of these sites today have the ability to show how the frames could look with only a webcam.
Fix your clothing with a tailor
We often think of suits when it comes to tailoring, but they can also work wonders on jeans or long-sleeve shirts, for example. Sometimes, we think we’ve found the most perfect pair of jeans in the world, yet there’s one annoying thing about them that just doesn’t sit well. This could be as simple as the legs being a little too long, the jeans being just slightly too baggy around the calves or a whole host of reasons. In the end, a tailor can breathe life into an old item, or make something new just that little bit better. It’s all about being 100% comfortable with what you wear, and if one tiny thing is annoying you, then you won’t feel confident.
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