Getting your fashion game up to speed takes some trial and error. Styles and trends are constantly changing, and knowing what looks works best for you is never super clear. While the need to try on your clothes repetitively is wildly understood, there are some easier ways to upgrade your fashion sense without all that effort. Here’s how to up your fashion game in 2022.
1. Consider Your Personality
First and foremost, think about your personality and how it plays a role in your fashion sense. How many of your qualities do you want to be displayed in your fashion style? For some, this is a matter of choice; for others, integrating personality into their fashion is a given.
If dressing like a rockstar puts you in your element, have at it. If you’re the type to put comfort before everything, go for those mens loafers. If neither of these approaches applies, determine how you express yourself through fashion. Will every outfit be a statement, or will you alternate how heavily you play up your looks? Decide what fashion means to you.
2. Add Modern Trends
If you wish, add in modern trends to accentuate your look further. You might not like all the trends that are out right now, but you might feel like incorporating some of them into the outfits you think up. At the moment, luxury brands like Gucci are taking the world by storm, as are old-school trends like grunge and 80s meets gothic mainstream fashion. See if you can implement different elements from these iconic fashion decades into your modern looks. Grab your fanny pack and Nirvana flannel. Here’s to new looks in 2022.
3. Find Some Inspiration
There is no right or wrong in fashion. As long as you are creating looks that feel authentic to you, you’re doing it right! Consider the clothes that are most flattering to your figure to create looks you’ll feel confident in!
Some go-to flattering pieces include: tailored suits, bootcut jeans, shirts, and pants with pleats (this creates a slimming effect), as well as black pants! If you’re at a loss over where to look for fashion inspiration, look at celebrities you admire online or grab a fashion magazine for ideas.
4. Don’t Forget The Classics
No matter how you decide to add to your fashion aesthetic, you should still include the essentials that complete your look and make you feel like YOU. Classics for you might be your favorite pair of jeans, a hoodie that’s been with you forever, a vintage belt that’s one-of-a-kind, etc. Make sure to include these go-to items in your outfits to showcase the unique sides of your style.
5. Shop At Thrift Stores
Right now, sustainability is not only an ethical focus but a trendy choice among fashionistas. Head to your favorite local thrift stores, or charity shop, and spot vintage finds that you can use to accessorize your look. Oh, and the best part is that if you have any gently-used items you don’t want- you can earn cash back on anything you donate.
Just be sure the stores you go to are consignment shops. Otherwise, they may not accept the clothes you want to donate in exchange for cash. Keep an eye out for leather jackets, fringe vests, combat boots, and more at these essential sustainable stores. You never know what you might find!
The Bottom Line
Upping your fashion game in 2022 is about integrating your personality, modern trends, and sustainable choices into your overall look. Create new looks out of old classics, and you’ll be on your way to making fashion history in no time.