words Alexa Wang
You may or may not have a set style that you tend to rely on, but even if you do, it’s good to make a change from time to time. The more we can challenge our own preconceptions about style, the more excited and comfortable we can be trying new items and having fun. After all, what is fashion for except for having fun? This is not a test to pass, but rather something that makes life more comfortable, colorful, and enjoyable.
So, now the summer is slowly on its way, now is a great time to plan for a different style. You may wish to refit your entire wardrobe, or simply choose a few staple items that work for you. Whatever you’re comfortable with and can afford will make a real difference, but in this guide, we’re going to suggest a few techniques you can use to change up how you present yourself this summer, so you feel like a new person on a new adventure:
Try New Accessories
If you’re not much of an accessorizer, why not start this summer? It could be cool to add a few new staples to how you express yourself, be that a new piercing, wearing a statement ring on a different finger, or perhaps wearing new bucket hats for the festival you’re about to go to. Invest in a few select pieces that you can mix and match, or will go with different outfits. This, coupled with a new means of presenting yourself, like a new haircut, an ironic moustache or even a tattoo, can really help you enliven how you present yourself again. You’ll feel like a new person.
Dress For Particular Events
Sometimes, it’s fun to plan an outfit, or even a set of outfits, around a few specific events. For example, it might be that you plan to go backpacking with some friends this summer. This way, you can invest in a balance between comforting summer wear and “survival gear,” be that a heavy attachable backpack, walking boots, face masks or scarves, and hats to prevent sunburn. Maybe you’re heading to a wedding and wish to opt for a comforting light suit that won’t make you sweat too much. Planning this in advance, with respect to the warmer weather, can give you a greater degree of fashionable choice.
Wear Clothes That Fit You Now
The one issue with keeping a wardrobe for a good amount of years is that it might not as fit as well as it did when you outfitted that library of clothing. For this reason, it’s good to find a few pieces that fit you now, as our bodies tend to change and fluctuate in weight over the years. You can also have previous items you loved wearing refitted with a local tailor or seamster, which can cost much less than a new wardrobe, but will help clothes look so much better on your body.
With this advice, you’re sure to dress differently for summer 2023, and have a whale of a time.