This year has been a funny one for style, and we have all let it go in place of wearing the same sweatpants and hoodie for days on end. Since we were not seeing anyone or leaving the house much, who could blame us? However, those days are over (sort of) and this might leave you feeling confused as to where to go from here. It might have been a long while since you glanced at your make-up case, even looked in the direction of your heeled boots, or thought about putting on a necklace.
So, with this in mind, this piece will help ease you back into fashion normality and give you five ways in which you can instantly look more stylish. We got you.
The Leather-Look Jacket
Nothing says “cool” as instantly as a leather-look or biker jacket. Somehow, they just make us look effortlessly cool—and yes, it is literally effortless. Just put one on over basically anything for a pop of “badass.” If you truly want to upgrade your look, a crisp, white t-shirt with a leather jacket is the perfect combo. For some sophisticated styles, head over to yuniont.com.
Switch Up Your Shoes
This one sounds odd, but Cosmopolitan said it, so we are not going to argue. The concept is pretty simple; whatever shoes you usually wear, switch it up for the total opposite. If you usually wear heels, opt for flats or boots, and if you usually wear boots… well, you get the idea. The thought behind this is whatever feels wrong is right. The more wrong it feels, the more right it is. Please only apply this recommendation to shoes (although it also works for eating a second tub of ice cream). Do it—its fashion.
Add Some Sunglasses
Sunglasses have far surpassed their original purpose of keeping the sun out of our eyes and protecting our eyes from being burnt (which is a real risk). While these are and will remain the most important features, sunglasses now have a style element to them that has nothing to do with the weather.
From hiding the bags under our eyes, helping celebrities disguise their appearance when out and about, and aiding us in avoiding any kind of light because of the hangover we definitely don’t have, sunglasses have come into their own as an accessory and are now one of the fastest ways to turn any outfit stylish.
Mix Up Your Textures
Unless you are going for the 90s double-denim look, we often have more than one texture in our outfits anyway, but this season is making it somewhat more of a deliberate style, with textures we might not usually think of. Think satin with velour, teddy wool with crisp blouses, and leather jackets with knitwear.
One of the bonuses of this tip is that it is a great way to layer up and keep warm while also looking stylish; instead of being wrapped up head to toe in one giant coat.
Reach a New Outfit High With Platforms
Not only do platforms give our darling shorties that extra height without constant heel pain but they are also “high” up on the list for making a regular outfit turn into a fashion statement. Platforms have enjoyed a burst of popularity over the past two years, and this trend doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon, so get ready to see even more platform styles continue to infiltrate the fashion scene.