Fashion may be an afterthought to you, but it shouldn’t be. You don’t have to be a fashionista to know that clothing is important.
For example, if you wear professional attire research has shown that it increases abstract thinking and broadens your horizons. In short, it turns on that creativity button.
It’s just one example of why fashion is so important.
But how do you keep your fashion sense applicable in every aspect of your life? We go into what you can do to make sure it happens.
Why You Don’t Need to Compromise on Your Fashion Sense
Unless you have a weird fashion sense, you can convert any type of style into both casual and formal. You don’t need to become something you’re not, nor would we recommend anyone ever does that. You should always feel comfortable in your clothes to project yourself.
The key is to know how to switch between casual and formal by implementing a few changes. It’s easier than you think, and it doesn’t need to break the bank.
You just need to understand the principles of fashion.
How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference
For this section, we are going to illustrate how little changes make a huge difference by looking at former president Barack Obama.
If we take a look at his rallies, we can see how the tone is influenced by what he wore, when compared to what he wore at other types of events.
First of all, if we look at many of his campaign rallies, he appeared in simple street clothes, But it’s not a great leap from the more formal suit he would wear at international summits. What’s the difference?
Obama would simply remove his jacket, remove his tie, and roll up his sleeves. He’s done next to nothing except discard a few items. Yet the difference in how his words touch people and how people react to him completely changes.
You can make these same small changes to accomplish a similar effect, depending on the situation.
Changing Your Casual Gear to More Formal Attire
Okay, okay, you need to accept that there are a time and a place for the conventional suit and tie. There’s no getting around this. But unless you work in a corporate environment, the chances are you won’t run into this situation often.
It’s all about simple changes. Opening the top button or two on your shirt instantly changes a formal shirt into more casual attire.
Swapping out a pair of shoes to a different color can make all the difference as well. All it takes is a change from black shoes to brown shoes, and you’ve accomplished the same thing.
Look at Levels Not Trends
When people try to convert their fashion sense to every aspect of their lives, they often make the mistake of trying to look at trends.
A better way of looking at it is through the formality scale. For example, formality can change from casual to business casual to formal. And there are even more distinctions between these major levels.
Understand the rules of fashion and pay attention to how those little changes can alter your level of formality without compromising on your fashion sense.
Last Word – Need Help? The Internet is Your Friend
All of this can be difficult to take in for the unversed. That’s why if you need help with specific styles you should utilize different online communities. It’s like visiting a mattress review site if you want to buy a new bed. The experiences of others can be of great help.
So, with all that in mind, what is your favorite style?