Read the fashion section of a variety of magazines, such as Cosmopolitan and Glamour for the gals, and GQ for the guys. Collect tips; pay attention to what you like and dislike.
You don’t have to have clothes from all the newest or hottest designers.
Look for the more simple pieces from lower end stores, like simple t-shirts and blouses, and then dress them up with the sometimes pricier accessories and/or jackets.
Never let the clothes wear you.
Your personality is what should shine through, not the personality of your clothes!
Make with what you have; mix and match old clothes, or redesign and old pair of jeans
When you feel you need to update your wardrobe a little, look through your closet and try to find a way to wear something you already have differently instead of immediately going shopping.
Remember, following trends does not always make you stylish.
True style depends on picking and choosing – You should wear what you think flatters you and suits your personality.
When you use necklaces and/or accessories, use them in colors that are in or go with your outfit!
Checking out thrift stores is a must.
Especially in wealthy areas, thrift stores can be really handy.
Don’t just go to Hollister and Abercrombie, because everyone else does.
They are not the most original, and therefore do not always look stylish.
Run to the bargain bin!
You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find. Just because they’re cheaper, does not necessarily mean they’re not stylish. Also check out consignment stores and garage sales. You can find many cute, unique things for a fraction of their original price.
Sometimes you can find a great deal at a thrift shop or a consignment shop.
Don’t think that expensive clothes are the way to go if you want to be stylish.
If you don’t feel comfortable wearing something, don’t.
Don’t think you have to fit in and wear something that everyone else is, especially if you don’t like how it feels on you or what message it sends. Dress so you feel comfortable and confident.
Don’t be frightened to wear knee length skirts or tops that have a higher neckline, men find women that cover up a bit more mysterious.
Some girls may not want to show their bare legs.
This is fine as you can go for skin colour tights to give the illusion that your legs are bare. Try to get them as close to your natural skin tone as possible.