By: Key Michel

Putting the best outfits together can be a hassle for some; and a joy for others. Wherever you lie on the spectrum has a lot to do with the array of clothing that sits in your closet that you love; and your knowledge and confidence to bring those styles together. Now we aren’t here to discuss how to develop any ole’ outfits; but the best outfits! These are styles that build you up, encourage you to break out of your own style rules; and influence you to walk to the beat of your drum. Give yourself the freedom to learn what looks the utmost best on you, and the patience to become more confident in your style decisions.

Ask yourself, what do I want to say to the world today?

What type of vibe do I want to express?

1) Start With What Excites You; & What You Are Drawn To Wear

Often times when you are getting dressed you may be drawn to an item in your wardrobe. These items may excite you, be one of your favorite things to wear, or make you feel confident with what you wear. Starting with these styles when getting dressed; will always make you feel like your best self. Most importantly, reaching for these styles first will guide you to innovate personalized outfits that you love.

These outfits are so powerful because even on your worst days; they will raise your vibration and remind you of the power that you have within. There is truth to every cliche saying, “And when you look good; you feel good”

2) Experiment With Different Style Combinations

Creating and discovering new ways to style your clothes; will unleash some of the best outfits that you weren’t even aware of before. Experimenting with style combinations advances your style confidence; and supports you in seeing the versatility and the best of your wardrobe.

3) Making Sure Your Outfits Are Cohesive

One of the greatest style secrets is how to master putting together a cohesive fit. The top, the bottoms, the accessories, the hairstyle, the shoes; everything simply flows together creating one masterpiece. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to limit yourself to styles that match, or monochromatic styles; or that you can’t experiment with different textures or juxtaposition. The trick is to bring all of your pieces together; to create a cohesive but signature look.

4) Accessorize 

Accessories have the gift of making your outfits 10x better. Whether you are a minimalist or a maximalist or somewhere in between; the right accessories will take your outfits up a notch.

5) Get Style Inspiration

Pinterest, social media, fashion media platforms, your favorite fashion icons, or your favorite fashion influences are some great avenues to gain inspiration. Be inspired by them; but try not to copy an outfit from head to toe. Add your own spin and flavor too the outfits that inspire you to create simply the best.

6) Lay Out Your Clothes

Laying all your options out in front of you; allows you to be more intentional about bringing the outfit in your imagination to reality. You are able to easily swap in and out styles until you achieve the look you are going for.

7) Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition is the concept of adding two contrasting styles together to create a unique and dynamic look. This style hack creates some of the best outfits; due to their ability to bring items that have completely different vibes in harmony.

Juxtaposition Examples:

  • Masculine & Feminine Styles
  • Two Different Vintage Eras
  • Two Different Aspects Of Your Personal Style

8) Refuse To Settle! Style Outfits That Represent Your Best Self

Never settle on what to wear; because 9 times out of 10 those outfits will be the one’s you like the least. Aim to wear outfits that do a phenomenal job representing who you are; and what your personal style is all about. Wear the outfits that tell your story, and undeniably make you feel like your best self, because the outfits that make you feel your best; will always be the best to wear.

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