Looking and feeling your best are both essential to a happy life. It’s important to feel confident in yourself as well as comfortable in your own skin at the same time. Unfortunately, fashion trends and styles often force people to purchase clothes that they don’t feel comfortable wearing on a regular basis. If you want to ensure you always feel positive about yourself, but don’t want to sacrifice your style or fashion sense, then this blog is for you.
Here’s how to balance style and comfort in your wardrobe as suggested by DSCENE Magazine Editors:
Get the Right Fit
Half the battle of finding quality clothes is uncovering garments that actually fit you well! While major brands make clothes in cookie-cutter sizes, the reality is that people come in all different shapes and sizes. One way to make sure you always look and feel great is to purchase clothing that is suited to your body type. Checking sizing charts can help make online shopping more successful, but typically it is much better to actually try items in-store. What’s more, you can consider having certain clothing items tailored to your specific measurements, these also prevents from overbuying clothes you might never wear. This is especially true for higher-end items like formal wear.
There’s nothing wrong with wearing formal clothes for a business meeting or a personal event. However, even your most elegant pieces of clothing should still remain functional. If you find it difficult to perform basic daily activities in your clothes, then it’s time to reconsider your wardrobe. Clothes are meant to be functional first and foremost –– don’t forget that! (There’s no use buying a jacket that doesn’t help you stay warm, for example.) This applies especially to tight-fitting dresses or pants that make it uncomfortable to sit or move.
Seek Out Better Alternatives
Some fashion accessories are infamously uncomfortable to wear. Take high heels, for instance. People who wear high heels on a consistent basis often develop foot problems, and may even require a bunionectomy at some point as a result. That’s why it’s a good idea to replace items like high heels in your wardrobe with better, more comfortable alternatives. Thankfully, there are a myriad of clothing options that you can explore and experiment with to positive effect. Adding shoe inserts can also increase comfort and reduce foot or knee pain. Most importantly, don’t feel compelled to stick with a style, trend, or convention that doesn’t work for you!
Introduce More Variety
There’s a big difference between getting dressed for another work-from-home day and a formal event like a wedding. It’s possible to fill your wardrobe with both comfortable and stylish items that can be utilized on an as-needed basis. Plus, trying out new styles and lines can help you develop your own fashion sense. For a budget-friendly way to add variety to your closet, you could try using a capsule wardrobe, which consists of a limited amount of clothing items that can be combined to create different outfits. Choosing versatile items like jewellery, accessories, jackets, jeans, and other staples can help you get started. Alternatively, shopping at thrift stores or discount outlets can help you add variety to your wardrobe without overspending.
Whether you’re a fashionista or you just want to look your best, these tips will help you build a wardrobe that promotes good style as well as comfort. Finding clothes that fit well and that are functional, comfortable, and unique can help you look forward to putting together your outfit every day. Although looking stylish can help you stand out, it is more important to choose clothes that bring you joy and comfort. That way you really can look and feel your best when it matters most!
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