DRESSING WELL IS LIKE SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
by Street Style August 6, 2019
It's not something you need to be born with.
It's a skill like any other, that can be learned like any other.
All it takes is a little practice.
So if you feel like a total beginner, it may seem like everyone else around you has a natural eye for fashion, but in reality, they've just been practicing for longer than you have.
Most people start paying attention to what they wear pretty early on.
I remember caring A LOT about my clothes in middle school, and most of my friends did too.
If you have zero experience in the style department, you just have to catch up!
The number one thing you can do to improve your sense of style and train your eyes is this: look at how other people are doing it!
What types of pieces are they wearing, what colours do they mix, what shoes do they pair with their outfits, how do they accessories and so on.
Pretend you are a researcher in a foreign culture and are trying to find out as much as possible about the local customs.
That is how you train your eye, by observing and paying close attention to how other people wear clothes and what types of things resonate with you and which don’t.
It’s super basic, but if you ask them about it, people who have a great style and are ‘into fashion’ will probably tell you that they do this already, and have been doing so for years.
Over time, you will get more and more of a feel for what kinds of clothes you like and how you like them to fit, and can then use that information to upgrade your wardrobe with pieces like these:
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