Millennials are the generation that definitely refined fashion rules and the way people buy and wear clothes. Most of the Millennials are smart, tech-savvy and more aware of social and environmental issues, so of course, that means their fashion choices and spending habits are much different from what baby boomers used to do back in the day. Now, if you’re a millennial who still feels kind of lost in this world of abundance and unlimited choices, here is a style guide that will help you improve your fashion game and feel hip, stylish and cool:
1. Don’t look up to influencers (too much)
This is surely an era of fashion bloggers and influencers that are greatly shaping up what’s in style and how to wear and match certain outfits. So, it’s no surprise that many millennials look up to influencers and celebrities when it comes to fashion and lifestyle. Yet, seeing beautiful people in heavily retouched photos can cause one to feel depressed, so it’s always better to lower your expectations and stop looking up to influencers regarding every single thing. Always remember that their sole job is to look good and sell products, so instead of wishing to look like them, take bits about them that you like and modify them to fit your life.
2. Shop responsibly
We live in an era of fast fashion, so buying your favourite top for three or four dollars is now a reality. Unfortunately, fast fashion also contributes to global warming and other unfavourable climate changes, so if you’re eco-conscious type, it’s more advisable to shop from ethical and eco-friendly brands that use fair trade and locally sourced materials. Similarly, you can also browse thrift stores in your area, as they’re usually full of interesting pieces that you won’t be able to find in every other store. If you feel put off by the idea of buying something that used to belong to someone else, remember that recycling is important and don’t forget to wash the clothes after purchasing it.
3. Mix various styles
Nowadays fashion rules are less strict, which means that mixing and matching different styles is more welcome. In case you’re someone who can’t decide on one particular style, then combining various outfits can surely help you plan your outfits. So, next time you’re about to attend an event, don’t be shy to match an elegant camisole dress with chunky leather women’s sneakers especially if you like to wear comfortable footwear while still preferring to look elegant. Just be careful to not overdo it, because when it comes to mixing contrasting styles, keeping the balance is the key.
4. Buy only clothes that you truly like
Living in the age of online shopping and countless discount codes available everywhere may seem like an advantage, but unfortunately, many people end up buying things they don’t really need nor like. Therefore, you should only buy things you actually love and can see envision yourself wearing in the future. Just because something is too cheap, it doesn’t mean you should automatically buy it. If you constantly buy things you don’t need, you’ll end up with a closet full of clothes and you’ll still feel like you don’t have clothes to wear. Instead, it’s much more useful to buy only clothes that truly match your personal style so you’ll actually wear it.
5. Invest in some classic pieces
Fashion is ever-changing, but there are things that are forever, therefore, investing in some timeless, long-lasting pieces shouldn’t be treated as an expense. Maybe it seems like a cliche, but owning a little black dress can be truly time-saving if you don’t have anything else to wear and you really need to be at some function that requires you to wear something elegant. Similarly, classic black comfortable pumps, a cashmere sweater, and a well-tailored trench coat are all classic pieces that should definitely have a place in your wardrobe.
As you can see, upping your fashion game doesn’t always have to be difficult nor expensive. It’s important to determine which clothes and footwear are worth your money so you’ll be able to manage your spending habits more wisely. Also, there’s nothing wrong with looking to others for some inspiration, just don’t forget to cultivate your own unique style as well.