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Added April 10, 2014

Create Your Own Style: Everyday Fashion Tips

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Have you ever opened up a fashion magazine and thought “What in the world were they thinking? Did they dress these models in the dark?” You’re not alone. The mixture of prints and fabrics featured in these magazines make their outfits look like the dressing room floor rather than something you’d actually wear to school.

But here’s a little secret—no one actually wears that stuff…well, not all together at least. The real value of these so-called “fashion trends” is to find something you think is cool, and work it into your existing wardrobe. Save yourself the trouble of matching your outfits to the mannequins in the storefront, and rock your own trends.

Here are five tips to help you discover your personal style and feel confident in everything you put on.

Find the Right Fit
When it comes to style, fit is everything. When something fits right, you’re not only more comfortable, but the clothes will look better on you. Don’t try to force your figure into every style. If skinny jeans aren’t your thing, try out the boot cut. Be sure to try on everything you plan to buy. It may look great on the hanger, but it’s better to be safe than sorry and visit the dressing room.

Make the Effort
It might be tough to put extra thought into your outfits when you only have 15 minutes to get ready before school, but putting in the effort gives you that polished, put-together look everyone craves. Try picking out an outfit the night before, and taking a good look at your closet to find clothes you forgot you even had. Pick out jewelry and shoes in advance and you will look like you spent hours getting ready. Don’t worry, we won’t spill the beans on your secret.

When in Doubt, Overdress
Famous designer Vivienne Westwood was once quoted in saying, “If in doubt overdress,” and we couldn’t agree with it more. Now, that doesn’t mean rock your homecoming dress in 5th bell biology, but it does mean pick the dressier option when you are confused on which outfit to wear. You’ll never regret wearing a cute pair of jeans and flats to the movies over the grey sweatpants you practically sleep in. It’s better any day to be overdressed than look like you rolled out of bed.

Go for Classic Basics
If you’re out buying new clothes, it’s a good idea to purchase basics you can wear year-round. Although color blocking is a huge trend this year, it may be a no-go next season. Finding a good pair of jeans, fitted t-shirts and long cardigans can always be taken to the next level with embellished jewelry or shoes. Save money and time by picking out classic items that never go out of style.

Be Yourself
You should always follow the fashion rule of dressing for you, and you alone. Even if your best friend insists that you buy the latest pair of boots, because she loves them—they may not be for you. When it comes to fashion, you will only be confident in clothes you like to wear. If it doesn't feel right, or you can’t be yourself in a particular outfit, don’t wear it. Fashion is all about self-expression; so don’t forget the most important part–you.

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Posted October 27, 2014
It's great to be unique
Posted October 27, 2014
You guys are soooo lucky I go to a private school that wears uniforms ugh but the tips are sooo help because when I get home from school I wear whatever I see in my closet
Posted April 14, 2014
I don't know what my style is so this was very helpful!
Posted June 07, 2014
Thanks BeingGirl! You have really helped a lot lately. These are super-good tips, by the way. :)
Posted September 02, 2014
i love being myself and being unique!!
Posted March 29, 2014
I am a fashionista but thanks for the helpful tips.
Posted March 29, 2014
I luv dressing for me and not for anyone
Posted May 06, 2013
I think if someone else believes you are copying their style, then they need to relax. Maybe you 2 just like the same stuff. All you can really do is wait for them to realize you aren't copying them. Often times when people believe someone else is copying them all the time, the person either likes it or the person doesn't like it. However whoever is bothering you shouldn't be bothering you. Chances are they are self-conscious and maybe even a tad self-centered if they think your style revolves around them. So don't worry about it. Dress how you want in the clothes you like. One day the other person will figure it out. Hope this helps! Sorry it's long!
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Posted May 09, 2013
My firend thinks that she is over weight and ugly. Really she is not over weight and she is actualy really pretty.Though she feels like she is not pretty cuz other kids teese her. I have no idea whay though to be honest. I actualy am really jealous of her outfits sometimes.What my point is youare beautiful. you were made that way don't think you were ment to look difrently or that you are under a curse.You ARE beautiful nomatter what other people say or think all that matters is what you think.
Posted July 04, 2013
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