Whatever your style, getting the fashion basics right is important. There are some simple rules and fashion staples that every wardrobe needs no matter how you like to dress. Here is how to cover the foundations of fashion with these four items that everyone should have to give them mix-and-match options.
Coats and Jackets
This is an area where you need options, and the choices you have available will have a big impact on the rest of your outfit. You need coats and jackets for all seasons, and the colours you have to choose from will help decide your footwear and accessories. It is worth investing in a range of coats and jackets so that you have more fashion options throughout the rest of your wardrobe. There are lots of stylish options out there no matter what your size. Look here for UK plus-size jackets that are stylish in all seasons.
Female attire has more options in this area. Handbags, clutch purses, and hats can all be used to complete an outfit and add another feature or style element. Unless you are wearing a suit, male attire has fewer options. When you have the opportunity to add ties, pocket squares, and cufflinks, the choices you make become more important. For darker suits, avoid silver cufflinks accessories. Use dark colours on ties and pocket squares, or plain white. Gold is a much better metal to use for cufflinks and tiepins.
Shoes and Boots
Everyone needs a decent selection of shoes, boots, and trainers. You need footwear to suit every occasion, and your colour choices should be guided by your available coats and jackets or vice versa. Try to shop for both with each in mind. Brown and black footwear matches brown and black jackets and so on. Your overcoat and footwear should match or at least complement one another. This is one of the basic rules of fashion. When wearing trainers, they generally go with pretty much anything but make sure there is not a clash of quality or too strong a clash in colours. Beaten-up trainers do not pair well with an expensive woollen winter coat, for example.
The finishing touch to any outfit is the jewellery you wear. Again, female attire has many more options in this area for most people, but male outfits do have some style opportunities. Bracelets and chains or necklaces can be used to complement and accentuate any outfit, but it is important to match the style and colour to the occasion and the outfit. Classical jewellery is much more suitable for formal events and outfits. Formal female attire suits studded earrings rather than gold hoops, for example, and bright or distinctive jewellery is more appropriate for casual outings.
With the help of these four fashion items and some options to choose from, you should be able to put together a range of ensembles. Remember that your choice in footwear will impact your coat or jacket choice, or the other way around if your overcoat is dictating your outfit’s style. Always accessorise appropriately to get the most from your outfit and get attention for the right reasons.
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