How to Dress Street Chic Style
Dressing street chic isn't as hard as it seems. though some people look effortlessly chic every single day, once you know the basic guidelines for dressing, being street chic can be a reality.
Cultivate your own sense of aesthetic. Everyone is unique, and therefore, everyone has diverse tastes. Know what you like in music, literature, movies and art. Incorporate these things into your style. To cultivate this, immerse yourself in different genres and be open minded to different people.
Know what colors look good on you. Most people are easily classified into seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter) depending on their skin color, with the variations depending on one's hair and eye color. To figure out which color type you are and which colors look good on you go to http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/Tutorials/CindyBuschColorAnalysis.htm. Once you got that figured out, wear these colors all the time.
Learn about proportion. The key to being street chic is balance. If you're wearing a loose top, pair it with a tight bottom. If you're wearing something baggy on the bottom, go with a lean shirt. The same goes for shoes. Chunky heels look out of proportion on petite girls, while stiletto heels look weird on girls with chunky calves. This also applies to showing skin. Only flaunt one part of you body. you want to look chic, not trashy (unless that's the look your going for).
Go shopping. If you don't want to look like everyone else at your school, avoid your local mall. don't shop at Abercrombie, AE, Hollister, etc. instead, go to little thrift shops around your area to look for cheap, one-of-a-kind clothing. Always buy your size. It doesn't matter whether you're a size 0 or 10, nobody will know your real size unless you tell them, so better buy your size.
Get the basics. And by basics- I mean oversized v-necked tees in basic colors, oversized cardigans, a great fitting and flattering pair of jeans in a dark wash, black tights, a skirt in a silhouette that flatters your shape, knit tank tops in basic color you can layer, and a great pair of leather or suede boots and a good coat for winter and cute flats for summer. Once you get these basics, you can mix, match and layer them to create a variety of looks.
Don't forget what's underneath. Always buy quality underwear in your size and basic colors like black and nude. You should have seamless knickers too in these colors. Wear the black one under dark colored clothing, the nude one under the light colored ones.
Accessorize! Necklaces, bracelets, rings, belts, bags, scarves and headgear. Pick whatever you like. There are lots of stores with different styles to suit your taste. These things make a basic outfit look stunning. When done right, accessorizing can be your best technique into looking street chic. Layer them if you like.
Choose a point of fashion. As in, 'Today, I'm an 80's raver' or 'Alice in Wonderland' or whatever. Be creative, be whimsical and have fun!
- A great hairstyle is a girl's best accessory.
- Keep make-up natural. powder, mascara and light lipgloss is enough for beginners.
- Know yourself, then adorn yourself accordingly" -Epictetus make this your personal style mantra, or create your own!
- Read fashion blogs online to get additional styling tips.
- When in doubt, wear black.
- A good basic outfit would be an oversized white v-necked tee, a black over sized cardigan, dark wash skinny jeans and black combat boots, accessorized with a black leather bag and a gray knit scarf.