Dressing better is a form of self-care for many people. You’ll feel more put together, build a more consistent schedule from planning and putting on your daily outfits, and feel more confident. However, it can be hard to know where to start.
Want to start dressing better and looking more stylish in 2023? You’ll want to check out these tips!
1. Change Up Your Closet
Is your closet full of clothes, but you feel like you don’t have anything to wear? You probably have a lot of statement pieces that don’t go with each other.
Clearing up some space in your closet can help you make room for new clothes you love. Plus, we usually find some forgotten pieces when we go through our clothes.
Going through your old clothes can be challenging, so here’s a step-by-step guide to help you decide if you really want to keep something or not:
- Remove all of your clothes from your dresser or closet.
- Check all of the clothes individually.
- Remove anything that’s worn out, torn, or stained. You can throw these out if they’re too damaged to be donated.
- Set aside sentimental pieces.
- Organize your clothes into three piles: keeps, maybes, and donates.
- Try on what you want to keep. Consider donating it if it doesn’t fit, or you don’t like how it looks.
- Remind yourself about the last time you’ve worn it if you’re having trouble. Anything you haven’t touched in a year can be donated since you won’t wear it soon.
- Put the maybe items somewhere separate and go through them in a few months. If you miss anything from the box during that time, you can keep it and donate the rest.
Getting rid of old clothes is the first step to dressing better. You’ll feel much more confident wearing more of your favorite styles.
2. Choose More Basic Pieces
Basic clothing looks great, is easy to dress up with accessories, and can be very fashionable. While the pieces look plain, they’re essential to every outfit because they act as the “base” layer. You can build on them with statements and other basic pieces to create a look you love.
Plus, they never go out of style, so you’ll always be dressed well.
Here are some examples of basic clothing you’ll want to keep in your wardrobe:
- Blue jeans
- Solid-colored T-shirts
- Solid-colored dress shirts and dresses
- Beanies and baseball caps
- Tank tops
- Solid-colored crew necks (long and short sleeves)
It’s also good to have your basic clothing in neutral colors to match other pieces better. However, you can always have some with bright colors that you love.
Then, you can more easily choose one statement piece for each outfit. Too many bold pieces can be overwhelming, so you must balance them with your basic clothes.
3. Wear More Hats
You’ll want to start experimenting with headwear this year too. Hats are a fantastic option and can help you dress better in various ways. Depending on the hat you wear, it can make your outfit much more stylish.
As mentioned above, there are plenty of essential hats that you can wear with any outfit. These hats are great for daily wear and are much more casual. For example, many people love wearing slouchy beanies or ball caps. These classic hats can make any outfit look more relaxed while keeping it fashionable.
Fedoras and trilbies are better suited for special occasions and can elevate your outfits. We tend to think of them as fancier and more critical than hats for daily wear.
Wearing big hats also comes with more benefits. They protect your head and face from the sun, wind, and debris. They can even help you regulate your temperature when you’re outside. When it’s hot, they keep the sun off your head so you don’t sweat and keep your head warmer in cold weather.
Overall, hats are a fun accessory! You can pair them with any outfit you can come up with, and they look great.
4. Hang Your Daily Clothes
Next, you’ll want to hang up your favorite daily clothing in your wardrobe or closet. Doing so can help you see what you have so you don’t forget or lose any of your best pieces.
Plus, hanging your clothes can help you dress better. Gravity pulls the wrinkles out of the fabric over a day, allowing you to wear your clothes looking like they were ironed without effort.
If you don’t have anywhere to hang your clothes, you should take care when folding and storing them so they don’t become crumpled. You can iron them too, but you’ll want to be careful not to burn them.
Wrinkled clothing doesn’t give a good impression. So, simply removing wrinkles can elevate your outfits, even if they are something that you already wear all the time.
5. Balance Your Silhouette
Balancing your outfit is another way that you can dress better. You’ll look much more put together and fashionable too. Plus, it’s easy, so there’s no reason to not give it a try.
You must pair a looser top with tight bottoms and vice versa to balance your figure. This tip works great on both men and women alike.
For example, if you’re wearing leggings, pair them with an oversized shirt. If you’re wearing a tight top, go for loose bottoms.
Getting the right size for all your clothes can also drastically improve your silhouette. Try not to get clothes that are too small or too large unless they’re supposed to be an oversized fit.
Have Fun With Your Favorite Clothes!
You can be very fashionable with all of your favorite clothes that you already have. You should pair it with more basic pieces or accessories to breathe new life into it. Hats are the perfect choice for doing just that.
We all know what looks good to us, so don’t hesitate to experiment with your style. Using these tips, you can dress better and feel more confident.