For luxe lovers, fashion is so much more than another practical moment in life – it’s a way to express yourself, to be creative, to boost your own confidence and lift your spirit. When all seems bleak, a single colorful pashmina can drive the clouds away and a whiff of Chanel No. 5 instantly lifts your chin up. Now, while most things considered upscale in fashion tend to be timeless, there’s no reason to let your sense of style go stale.
Instead, you can amp up your fashion and make sure that you’re doing your best to make the most of your classics, but also infuse your look with those bold, eccentric details that are considered haute and hot only temporarily. Let’s see how you can achieve just that without diminishing your style’s lush glamour!
Get social with your favorite brands
This time, it’s not about discounts, coupons, or the latest gossip from the industry. The focus is on what your favorite brands are bringing out as their latest fashion innovations, their latest top models, their fanciest campaigns you’d love to peruse for style ideas for your own wardrobe.
Every brand, or at least the ones that matter, are online nowadays, on Instagram, as well as other social networks. You’ll find their own photos the most inspiring and educational on how best to include some of their latest fashion endeavors into your own look. Wondering how to get that baker boy hat to work for your locks? Rest assured that Dior and similarly luxe brands will have their say in the trend.
Practice some spring cleaning
Are you ever tempted to wear something passé because you’re just a bit too lazy to start digging for something more substantial? We’ve all been there. To prevent those and many other fashion conundrums, make sure that your closet is cleansed of all those items you shouldn’t wear. Whether you repurpose them, give them away, or sell them, it’s entirely up to you – just make room for the new items on your shelves.
Upgrade your accessories
A seemingly ordinary pair of jeans and a button-down can be instantly elevated with a single accessory such as a Cartier watch – although even an entire power suit gets a proper boost with that one as well. Play the accessory card right, and whatever you choose to put on for the day will have an upscale vibe simply for your choice of details.
A perfect example in this modern world of ours is opting for the right tech gadget, or in this case, a sleek smartphone. If you already have an older model, the Apple iPhone trade in is the best road to having the latest model in your purse – and we all know that the iPhone is synonymous with all things modern, sleek, and sexy. Remember the jeans-shirt combo? Now imagine taking out your brand-new iPhone during a business coffee meet-up. It will be an instant fashion boost!
Don’t neglect our fellow fashionistas
By now you already know, follow, and read all the relevant fashion magazines out there, and just keep up the good work! Reading the latest runway publications, reviews, and announcements will give you the latest scoop straight from the world of designers, stores opening up in your neighborhood, and new collections to expect. It’s a thrill to be in the know, and magazines are your go-to source of information when it comes to fashion.
However, the world is changing as we speak, and as a result of global digitalization, more fashionistas like yourself are moving up the digital ladder and becoming more influential by the minute. If you’re into urban but ritzy, Ellie from Paris is your go-to gal for effortless ideas that combine contemporary with timeless. The same applies to all your preferred looks, so make sure to keep up with their blogs as well as social media channels to get inspired and add more extraordinary ideas to your own look book!
Mix and mingle your shopping habits
While there aren’t too many feelings that can match greeting your Birkin bag in an opulent Hermes store, there are other, equally fruitful ways you can shop as much as you please with the same result. You’d be surprised by how many quirky little antique stores possess some of the finest fashion items ever made, or how enjoyable it can be to peruse the web for the next bathing suit without leaving the comfort of your favorite chair.
Expand your fashion horizons to include some of these methods, and you’ll quickly find more fancy items ready to join your stylish arsenal.
The beauty of trends is that they give you an opportunity to play with your look, experiment with new fashion directions, and enjoy that brief moment in the history of fashion something as strange as transparent boots is considered haute. Have fun and keep up with whatever the fashion world has in store for all of us!
Mia Taylor is a lifestyle blogger from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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