If you want to be known as a sexy, trendy and fashionable person, then try out these habits of highly fashionable people. This is similar to paying homage to “highly successful people” — if you look at the habits and behaviors in our list, you will see how easy it is to be fashionable too.
Here are 20 habits you should follow to stay fashion forward:
1. Subscribe to newsletters.
Fashion forward people, designers, and companies have newsletters. Subscribe to them and read them as they come out.
2. Read fashion magazines and websites.
Find the companies and magazines with the fashion style you love and subscribe to the magazines whether online or offline.
3. Follow fashion-forward bloggers.
So many fashionistas are bloggers. Subscribe to and read their blogs. Find people who have a style you love and follow their blogs and their social media channels to stay on top of the latest from them.
4. Visit your tailor to make your clothes FIT.
It’s OK to buy something that is trendy and you love but doesn’t fit 100% right. Take it to your tailor to get fitted or adjusted and you will be happy that you didn’t pass it up.
It’s also important to have a tailor because you should take clothes and shoes to be fixed before they get completely ripped or destroyed.
5. Don’t pass up clothing because it’s “dry clean only”.
Do you shy away from buying an article of clothing you love just because the label says “dry clean only?” Fashionable people never worry about dry clean only items, so just buy that sweater that you love and make a commitment to drop off your dry cleaning once a month.
6. Don’t worry about the size labels.
Different clothing manufacturers make clothes in different sizes. You should always try something on in the store and never be afraid to try something that is a different size. A different size from a different manufacturer might fit you just fine. Also, trying on something that is a size larger can give you a completely different look that might suit you better.
7. Build a wardrobe that is full of basic “core” pieces.
Fashionable people have those “core” items they always keep in their closet and then build around it. You should keep the core items for your wardrobe in your closet too. It can be a blazer that you mix and match, your favorite pair of jeans, or other clothing pieces that you use to layer on your style.
8. If you love it, buy it (even if you don’t know where you’re going to wear it yet).
When you’re shopping, if you find an outfit that you absolutely love, buy it! It won’t be there when you get invited to a party next month, but if it is in your closet you are all set! Besides, you can always make an occasion to wear something special to.
9. Try out the new trends.
We always tell our kids when it comes to trying new foods that “you never know you like it unless you try it”. The same applies to clothing. Fashionable people try new things all the time. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should buy every new trend. Only choose the elements that work best with your overall style, body type, and fashions sense.
10. Become friendly with the sales associates at your favorite stores.
Your sales associates should be your best friends. Treat them nice and soon you will be privy to inside sales, new arrivals first, and so on.
11. Always be on the lookout and ready to buy.
Shopping doesn’t have to mean buying. When you shop often, you can stay on top of trends, see new trends as they come into play, and know when things go on sale. Also, this is important because stylish people can find style anywhere, no matter the store.
12. Avoid looking like you’re trying too hard.
Fashionable people can always seem well put together without looking like they tried too hard. We all know that looking effortlessly stylish still takes some effort, but just don’t over do it.
13. Know your own style and preferences.
Figuring out your own style can be as simple as figuring out what looks good on you. Just because celebrities or models are wearing something in a magazine doesn’t make it stylish. A big part of style is finding something that is right for you, your style, your body type, and the climate you are in.
14. Understand that attitude, comfort and confidence is 90% of fashion.
Too often people try too hard and choose something that is not comfortable or they don’t feel good in. Instead, feel good about your style and recognize that if you don’t, it could be your confidence that is the missing element.
15. Plan ahead and allow yourself enough time to get ready.
Try to pick out your clothes ahead of time and think things through ahead of time, this will help you pull off the effortless fashion look.
16. Wear the correct undergarments.
Just like anything else, clothes need the right foundation. In the case of clothing and fashion, undergarments are the foundation. The right ones won’t show through your clothes or stick out when they shouldn’t.
17. Dress accordingly for the weather or occasion.
A sign of someone who is fashionable is always dressed properly for the occasion, and the weather too. Don’t wear a jacket or a sweater when it is too warm out. Wear the right type of outfit for the occasion.
18. Learn to accessorize the RIGHT way.
Accessories can make an outfit and really pull an outfit together.
19. Just choose ONE expensive piece.
Not everything has to be expensive in order to be fashionable. Instead, choose one expensive-looking piece. That means that it just has to look expensive, not be expensive. It can be a belt, shoes, purse, or jewelry.
20. Keep a “fashion emergency kit”.
A fashionista always looks good and in order to always look good, you have to be prepared for fashion emergencies with a “fashion emergency kit”. A kit like this can be small and include a Tide pen for cleaning up spills, safety pins, band-aids, and double stick tape. Of course, you can customize your kit for your needs.