You do not need to take a course of lectures or even constantly follow the latest fashion shows in order to create your own individual style and match modern fashion. All you have to do is take a look at the streets of New York. The people of this incredible city look so unique that you can’t help but feel inspired.
Here are ten basic rules that every style lover in New York will follow.
Rule # 1: When you have nothing to wear, wear black.
Wearing exclusively black is the default option for many women in New York. Black will never go out of style. A black leather coat, in particular, will always be stylish – it is worn everywhere, from Manhattan to Brooklyn.
Rule # 2: The price of your clothes doesn’t matter.
The most important thing is to find the right combination. New York ladies can easily combine an expensive handbag with an inexpensive top bought at your nearest H&M. It doesn’t matter where you bought your clothes or how much they cost – what matters is how you combine them.
Rule # 3: A handbag is the best investment.
The handbag is the most essential accessory for every fashionista in New York. Once again, how much you pay for it doesn’t matter. Whether it’s a budget option from Zara or the most expensive bag from Chanel worth several thousand dollars, the main thing is that it complements your style.
Rule # 4: Don’t skimp on jewelry.
Decorations are like spices: If you spend on staples but ignore the spices, the dish can be bland. Well-chosen earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces will help you look perfect.
Rule # 5: If something is missing, add something flashy.
For example, pair a bright bag, hat, or shoes with a black outfit, and it’s almost guaranteed that everyone will notice you – and remember your style.
Rule # 6: Mix.
You can complement the look by adding something simple like Converse with a dress. Your jeans with a plain tee can easily turn into a stylish outfit when you complement them with a pair of designer shoes. Try combining things in a different way and you will be surprised at the results.
Do not overuse provocative details. They can easily ruin your look and the impression you make.
Rule # 7: Vintage clothing is your best friend.
Add a couple of vintage pieces to your wardrobe, check out vintage shops, or revisit your grandma’s closets. Lace-up shoes, baggy blouses and quirky retro accessories combine bohemian and casual styles.
Rule # 8: Play around with different sizes.
Combine things of different sizes and shapes, an oversized sweater with skinny jeans, a long coat with a short dress. Experiment!
Rule # 9: Less is more when it comes to your makeup and hairstyle.
Don’t overdo it with your hair and especially your makeup. If you wear bright lipstick, the rest of the makeup should not be striking, stop at one accent. A neat curl or ponytail is the best hairstyle for every day, save something fancy for a special occasion.
Rule # 10: Confidence in yourself and in your style is key.
If there is one thing you can learn from New Yorkers, this is how they show their unique personality without worrying about what others think. Are you tall? It definitely can’t stop you from wearing heels! Feeling like you look stylish in a leopard print coat? Wear it. If you like what you’re wearing and feel comfortable, then you will feel good about yourself.
What are your style rules?