Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Seven Habits Of Highly Stylish People

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"Fact: Anyone with a credit card can be fashionable. Another fact: Very few people — credit cards or not — can be considered women of genuine style". Perrie Samotin

In her article for StyleCaster, Senior Editor Perrie Samotin cautions taking style inspiration from so called fashion victims, and advises that we should instead look to those women who take seemingly nondescript pieces and create covetable looks through clever styling. Hear hear!  

She's put together a list of the 'habits' of these highly stylish women, and I hope her top tips help set you on the right track...

1. They don’t surf street style blogs and copy exactly what they see, label for label.
In this day and age, street style photos are a bona fide source of fashion inspiration. But truly stylish girls will see a look they’re drawn to and seek out lesser-priced pieces that have the same vibe. 

2. They aren’t afraid of any store — and can find something almost anywhere. 
Legitimately stylish women will troll any store with zero snob factor, yet they stay true to their aesthetic.

3. They know how to style themselves according to their own taste.
Maybe it's the way she's tucked that blouse into great-fitting jeans, unbuttoned one extra button, rolled up the sleeves, and added some cool necklaces that's made everyone comment on it. The trick is to go with what your style is. 

4. They always look a little less 'done' than everyone else. 
This might mean wearing a pair of slip on sneakers when every other girl is teetering on heels. Small things always make them look a little less 'done'.

5. They understand labels don’t make them cooler. 
It sounds a cliché, but the most stylish women in the world are the ones who have confidence, and who know they don’t need the £700 sweatshirt or £2,000 handbag to make themselves appear cool.

6. They aren’t especially trendy.
Some of the most stylish people are the ones who rarely shift from a basic overarching aesthetic, whether that aesthetic is made up of minimalist staples, or colourful flashy pieces. 

7. They don’t dress to be considered stylish.
Before blogs, before street style, and before Fashion Week became a competition for who has the most attention-grabbing clothing, young women dressed for themselves, their lifestyle, and what looked good on them.

To read Perrie's article in full click here

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