I love habits in general and I love fashion habits even more. How awesome isn’t it to improve the fashion life by some simple habits? These are some of my best fashion habits:
1. Save Outfit Ideas
I realize that I’ve mentioned this before but this fashion habit saves me all the time. Whenever an outfit idea comes to my mind, I always make sure to write it down or take a photo of the clothes. I’m also using the print screen function in the phone (like hello Instagram fashion). The pinboard Fashion In The Streets is my most beloved one too! Saving outfit ideas is another way of staying inspired (more on that further down), but also understand the creative process of putting together an outfit. See the different elements complement and highlight one another is just a finesse of the artsy aspect of fashion. Saving outfit ideas is also saved time. Don’t sit paralyzed on your bed trying to figure out what to wear, but check your inspiration source and go for it!
2. Final touch
Not necessarily a final touch but a final look at your outfit. See if anything is missing, if anything is wrong. Question if the look feels right for who you are today. Is it comfortable? Can I move around in it properly? Will it keep me warm? Perhaps this is the minute where you are most stressed and just want to run off to whatever, but this is also where you can make or break the outfit for the day. This is actually the moment where I often add something by intuition and it turns out to be the highlight of the outfit. For instance, with only minutes left to the bus, I recently added my orange jacket to my emerald green pants instead of the regular black jacket. Now that’s some last minute fashion refinement if you ask me!
3. Always Be Open To Inspiration
Whatever you do in life, don’t be arrogant or narrow-minded. There is literally inspiration and ideas everywhere that can take your outfit and style to the next level, no need to ditch a new trend or someone’s outfit just because it isn’t your taste. Perhaps you can learn something from it? Perhaps you can be inspired by the choice of colors even though the silhouette is a mess? Staying inspired and open to receiving it, is also about finding inspiration where you least expect it. Your next door neighbour might be a fashion genius at something, or that movie really had some nice outfits. All I’m saying is that stay open-minded and your life will be more rich and filled with inspiration!
4. Rely On Opinions of Fashion Friends
I talked about the importance of this when trying something new, but I can’t underline this enough. Get yourself a good couple of fashion opinions from friends that are brutally honest and share a similar sense of style/sense for fashion. They are the ones that’ll be able to judge whether that weird top is a hit or a miss. Not your partner, family or friends who love compliments. Find some fashion soul mates and rely on their opinion when you ask for it (or perhaps when you don’t too).
5. Comfort First
I know that the dress you ordered might be a size too small or that blouse is really chic as long as you don’t lift the arms etc. But please, whatever you do, don’t make yourself a fashion victim. Haven’t people suffered enough due to fashion already, like corsets, and crinoline? Your ancestors would be mad to know that you choose to suffer just to look a little more chic. Like, enough already! With that said, don’t put yourself through a day of painful heels only to look chic. Or don’t wear that skirt that is so tight you can’t move. Comfortable clothes and a comfortable life equals a happy mind!
6. Add One Statement
I don’t even need to make a statement out of my love for statements, but here we go again. A genius fashion habit to have is to know how to elevate your outfit. Often that is adding one statement piece. That statement piece can be a necklace, a scarf, a bag or a blazer, but one piece in your outfit that ought to steal the attention and make everything look fierce. Read more in this post on how to go fashion fierce with your style!
7. Backup Plans
I’m not much for backup plans at all. It’s kind of like saying to yourself that if you can’t figure plan A out, you’ll be saved by plan B. Nah, here we ain’t backing for less than what we want! *slay*. However, when it comes to fashion. Having at least 3-5 outfits you can count on whenever is a must. Perhaps you spill coffee on your skirt or you can’t button your jeans due to food baby (please join my club during the holidays). That’s when your backup outfit will save you. Perhaps a chic LBD, or something that will make you look fierce no matter what. I love jumpsuits, they are my lazy go-to choice when everything else is not working! Or backup outfits when you’re having a bad outfit day?
Folks, what fashion habits do you have? Leave a comment as usual! Xx
62 thoughts on “7 Fashion Habits To Keep You In Style”
Great tips! Love this post!
Yay, thank you! Xx
Useful tips – thanks for sharing!
PS I really adore the dress in the second picture!
House of Illusions
Love it too! It’s such a chic one! Xx
I think I might follow the ‘Comfort first’ habit a bit too much to be quite honest! x
Jessica — NinetyCo
Hahah well, that happens too! I know I did it today! Xx
These list is very helpful.
<3 | W.S. Dear Clothing Giveaway
So happy you think so! Xx
Great tips! I save things on Pinterest which helps me a lot. And adding a statement is always a good idea.
Straight A Style
That’s so good though! Pinterest has a great section for fashion inspiration! Xx
I love this post. Great habits.
Thank you love! Xx
These are such great tips! The idea of saving outfit ideas is such a smart one. It would save me SO MUCH TIME!
The only way to do is by starting! I know you won’t regret it! Xx
These are such great tips! I always love look at inspiration like pinterest for outfit ideas!
Right? It’s such a great source for inspiration! Xx
Thank you! Xx
I always keep a list of outfit ideas on my phone, and whenever I think of a new one, write it down. I agree with the statement piece too, almost every outfit needs one!
Raindrops of Sapphire
It’s so good though?! Love to keep inspiration everywhere! Xx
I love going for comfort and adding a statement piece
Right?! Love it too, it’s so good! Xx
These are seriously great tips and habits! I’ve always been into fashion and style, but I’m only just becoming more open to the things you mentioned recently. Inspiration is key!
Amber | y a c h t s m a a n
That makes me so so happy to hear, glad you feel more open and inspired hun! Xx
These are excellent tips! I think keeping an open mind and being willing to experiment when it comes to fashion is so important. People also often overlook the small touches that can make or break an outfit.
For example, I’m looking at the sidebar right now as I type this and the photo of the woman with the wide leg pants and black top would look quite a bit different if it weren’t for that chic pearl necklace!
When planning outfits I also love looking on Pinterest for the specific item I’m looking to style. So, if I’m looking to style a sequin jacket for instance, I’ll search Pinterest for it and see how others opted to style it. 🙂
Style Tomes ||ST on IG
It is indeed love to be inspired when I least expect it! And it’s all about the statements huh?! She rocks that looks and it’s crazy that it’s from thw 1930s! I do that too sometimes, love how much Pinterest has improved the last couple of years! Xx
I too believe in adding one statement piece to your outfit, it gives your style an individual identity..great read!
It does indeed, and it elevates the outfit! Xx
These tips are to live by! I always write down my outfit ideas because I end up forgetting them, hehe. Besides that I like to get inspiration from everything that is surrounding me. Have a nice week! <3
Hahah so do I! I’m too afraid to lose a good outfit these days! Xx
I definitely find myself saving outfits for good days or days when i know I have something to do.
It’s a lovely idea that saves many bad outfit ideas! Xx
These are such great tips, especially the one statement one. I try to always build a look around a statement piece.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod
And it really works, love to add a statement piece! Xx
Love these fashion ideas babe. Thanks for sharing! xo, sharon
Thank you love! Xx
I agree that one should not make themselves a fashion victim and having a statement item never hurts. I really on my fashion friends all the time. Great tips!
That’s so lovely, an honest fashion opinion can get one a long way! Xx
These habits are honestly super helpful! I always pin and save cute outfits, but never refer back to them when I’m confused about what to wear. I definitely need to do a better job with that. I also love the tip to add one statement piece. Super helpful!
Fariha | Blog
So happy you enjoyed the tips and found them helpful! Regarding pinned outfits, try to go back and see the outfit piece for piece and figure out what you can match with your own wardrobe! Xx
I love these tips! I am always saving outfit inspo photos on my laptop!
So do I, it’s a good one! Xx
awesome tips! you always have such great posts!
Aww, that makes me so happy to hear, thank you! Xx
Looks like we have the same fashion habits.
Yay! Love these ones! Xx
These are all great habits!!
Indeed! They truly work! Xx
I’m all about final touches to any outfit! Great post, dear!
So good though?! Love it! Xx
Totally agree with all the habits (as usual) hun!
I could say I do everything (pretty) good, except for the last point: who’s ever thought to a backup plan?^^ But I’ll try to do from now on! 😀
Do so! I love to do it, it really saves me whenever haha! Xx
I love all these habits, especially the one on not being narrow minded and looking for inspiration in everything. I’ve gotten so many ideas in the least likely places and have gotten inspired by outfits that weren’t necessarily my style, as you’ve mentioned, but the concept or elements within the look spoke to me. I also love having a back up outfit or 2 because I can’t count how many times I’ve planned an outfit only to discover that it needs to be dry cleaned and I’m on a crunch for time and creating another look is out of the question. Thanks so much for sharing these habits with us, all of which will make dressing and styling that much easier! I hope you’re having the best day so far, beautiful!
Right? But it’s so true though, inspiration can hit you whenever. And a backup outfit says me all the time, so I keep them coming haha! You too gorgeous! Xx
I abolsutely love these tips! Whenever I feel like I’ve hit a dry spell fashion-wise, I love scrolling through fashion bloggers Instagram pages!
Right? It’s such a simple and great way of getting some inspiration! Love to do that! Xx
Great post!! Loved reading this!!
Thank you love! Xx
Another great set of tips! I always forget to save outfits I like that I see on other people + I need to get SO much better with that. The final touchup/look is so important too!
Hahah I forget it too sometimes, but I’m always grateful when I do and I need the tips I’ve saved! Xx
Amazing fashion ideas…thanks for sharing!
Thank you love! Xx
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