Whatever style you gravitate towards, make sure that you stay true to it. What works for someone else may not work for you and that’s okay. There’s no point in wearing a trend that’s ‘in’ if it doesn’t make you feel comfortable or confident.
If you’re ever struggling to work out what to wear or feel stuck with items already inside your wardrobe, I always suggest that clients go online to places like netaporter.com and matches.com. This isn’t to purchase more, but to look at how their online stylists have styled similar pieces to what you have already. These stylists are amazing at what they do and usually find new and interesting ways to style the basics. Try typing in ‘black blazer’ to their search engines for inspiration on how to wear the pieces that you already own. Sometimes shopping your own wardrobe can be more fun than buying something new (not to mention more sustainable).
Another tip is to make sure that you invest in tailoring. Having your clothes fit you perfectly makes a big difference to the look of the item; nothing looks better than a garment that’s precisely measured to you. If you’re on a budget, I recommend shopping at stores like Zara and Uniqlo and then tailoring their garments to fit. This will make a $100 jacket look like it actually cost you $1000.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with colours and patterns. Fashion is meant to be fun… so have fun with it!