How To Improve Your Styling Skills 2021

How about starting this week with an article on styling? There’s always room for improvement when it comes to styling, and here are some ideas on how you can improve your styling skills 2021. Find more styling articles here.

Styling Skills 2021

Match the Colors

I can’t stress this enough, but if you want to look more pulled together; matching colors is a must. Making sure that you’re not working too many colors in one outfit, and that some of the colors are matching, is important in order to create a more cohesive look. In general, 3-4 colors in one outfit are a good idea, with at least 2 elements in the same color/similar hue. This means that you could go for pants, t-shirt and coat in different colors but work your shoes and bag in the same color. But even if you’re working only three colors, it’s nice if two of them are in a similar hue. Even more importantly, if you’re wearing a colorful print; make sure to match your accessories with one color of the print. 

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Two Opposing Textures

Another way to make your outfits more stylish is to focus on opposing textures. This will make the outfit more dynamic and your style will be more interesting. There are tons of different ideas, but I like these combinations: 

Jeans

  • Leather
  • Knitwear
  • Lace/Mesh
  • Silk

Leather

  • Faux Fur
  • Linen
  • Sequins

Knitwear

  • Leather
  • Sequins
  • Tulle
  • Silk
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Work With Volume

You should also work with volume if you want to improve your styling game. If your top is voluminous it’s often a good idea to go for more fitted pants/jeans or flared ones. If your pants/skirt is voluminous, go for a more fitted top. Also, if you’re working a dress that’s voluminous, working some subtle shoes or heels will balance all the volume. The idea is that if you feel that some part of your outfit is more heavy/voluminous, you balance it by adding a fitted counterpart. Sometimes, though, it can be an idea to mirror the volume. For instance; if you’re working a blouse with trumpet sleeves, a pair of flared jeans will create a more even balance in the outfit. But details as such are for another article. 

Folks! How are your improving your styling skills 2021? Let me know in the comments below! Xx

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4 thoughts on “How To Improve Your Styling Skills 2021

  1. Hello Mia, I hope you’re having a lovely week!

    Such a bunch of interesting tips that I could apply to my own style and with things that I already have! I loved that you sticked to the use of colors, specially making blocks of color palettes that can make a contrast, that’s my thing!

    Then I liked that you also talked about volume and textures, those are also my favorite tricks when it comes to cold seasons, making layers is probably an easy trick that always work!

    I’ll save as inspiration all of these images, I’m sure they will be useful in the upcoming months!

    Pablo
    http://www.heyfungi.com

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