Six secrets of a stylish look | Trendy-U
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“Every woman wants to look stylish, but let’s figure out what is stylish?
Someone may understand by this the need to be fashionable, and even sometimes confuse these concepts. For some, this is just a beautiful and harmonious image. For someone, oversize cannot be stylish, but for someone – ruffles and lace. Everything is individual. But I still want to talk about how we, stylists, define this concept.
Stylish image – this is actual, modern styles, a harmonious combination of colors, prints, textures, interesting and appropriate use of accessories.
But above all, the image must be a reflection of the person himself, his tastes, values and character. It is the individuality that determines the style of a person, and, as a result, his stylish images.
But this is wonderful, you might say. You can just relax and be yourself, not chasing fashion and variability of tastes. And I will answer that it is correct, chasing fashion is not at all necessary, but it is still better to be aware of fashion trends. Because it is very easy to stay in one period of history and not move on. And an outdated image is equally unstable.
Today I would like to share some techniques, secrets that stylists use to create interesting and stylish images.
Accessories above all
In fact, it is difficult to imagine a stylish outfit (from the English outfit – clothing, set) without the use of accessories. Of course, this includes jewelry as well as bags and shoes. They can be both accentuated and fairly neutral. Accessories can radically change the mood of the image, the degree of elegance and even style.
- Try experimenting:
pick up interesting (unusual shape or bright) accessories (earrings / necklace / bracelet / rings / bag / shoes) to neutral basic clothes and watch how everything changes. Thus, for example, a simple everyday look can be turned into an evening outfit by changing the bag and / or shoes from simple and ordinary to bright / evening ones.
Photo by Nicky Zeng
Using layering in clothes
It is not the first year that everyone is talking about layering. But it’s not just that, it’s really a very powerful technique. By adding one or two additional layers of clothing we allow the eye to travel, we increase the number of so-called “routes”. Thus, I want to consider a well-assembled multi-layer image. Also, this technique helps very well to correct various figure flaws with the help of additional vertical or horizontal lines, various textures and colors. This is achieved, among other things, due to the fact that the gaze does not cling to “flaws”, but concentrates on clothes, on the same lines and “minibuses”. It’s winter now and it’s a great time to create layering. For example, take navy blue jeans and a wool blazer. We put on a shirt under the blazer, and a top or turtleneck under the shirt.
By the way, you don’t have to button up your shirt. And on top we will put on a coat, an artificial fur coat-Cheburashka or a voluminous down jacket. As a result, we have 4 layers of different textures, it looks great and it is warm.
But to feel free, and not like a “cabbage”, everyone
the next layer should be slightly looser than the previous one.
(An exception is a crop top over a shirt or dress).
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It is a well-known fact that color greatly affects the subconscious of a person. Each of the colors has its own character, energy and message (from the English message – message). Therefore, using this or that color in our wardrobe, we thereby communicate something to the people around us. For example, blue means calmness, reliability, consistency, depth. Red – strength, passion, drive, determination, danger. And pink is already about tenderness, care, some childishness and naivety. However, if we talk about using color as a stylistic device, then there are a lot of ways. And the topic of color deserves a separate article. But the simplest thing is to add 1-2 color accents to a neutral base or to put together a monochrome look. White / black / gray / beige are also colors and they can also be worn stylishly, but here a lot depends on what styles (how modern they are) are used and how to combine them.
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Textures. Choose different textures and the more they differ, the more interesting the set will be. For example, rough and smooth texture (jeans + silk), fluffy and shiny (fur + satin), etc. Previously, it was believed that combining different textures, if not prohibited, is undesirable. Everything has to fit together, and we wore costumes and sets, both in clothes and accessories. Now everything is different, we can safely experiment.
Prints are different and their use is also very different. But in any case, they add character and style. If for you the combination of prints seems too difficult and bold step for you,
start small: add one printed one to plain clothes and you will already see how interesting your look will be. Also, do not forget about the relevance, and do not use active, bright prints when going to a business meeting or conservative work.
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Mix of styles
Monostylistic wardrobes are very rare.
Usually, each of us has several styles in our favorites and, if you mix them correctly, you can create interesting and non-trivial outfits. Try to combine elegance and sport, or femininity and brutality. Familiar things will play in a new way.
As you can see, there are a lot of secrets of a stylish image and each of them will help to express yourself in a new way, your sense of style and character. But the use of these stylistic devices requires certain skills, knowledge and familiarity. For this, I advise you to regularly check stylish blogs, read fashion news and get inspired. After a while, you yourself will not notice how easily you will see and create beautiful and stylish for yourself
Text – Anna Zaikina, image stylist