Here are a few style tips that I have picked up from my mom over the years!
1. Just Because You’re Going Through Hell Doesn’t Mean You Have to Look Like It
Everyone goes through rough patches in life. My mom has taught me that even though times may be rough for you, you don’t have to look…well… rough. It’s not about trying to “keep up appearances” to save face. She just believes that it’s important to take pride in your appearance. And if you look good, you feel good.
2. You Don’t Have To Break The Bank To Look Good
My mom loves to find a good deal. She has taught me that you don’t have to go broke trying to look good. One of her favorite sayings about expensive name brand products is, “You’re just paying for the name”. Now hear me out. There are some pricey items that quality comes with the name (ex. Nike). However, most of the time there is something of equal quality that is just as good and easier on your bank account. Do your best to look good within your budget.
3. Trends Come and Go
We’ve all followed style trends at some point, and that includes my mom. My mom has taught me that it is important to know what you’re comfortable wearing and be flexible enough to tweak your look from time-to-time based on the current trend. If the current trend doesn’t fit your style…don’t do it. Stick to what works for you.
4. Don’t Worry About What Other People Think
This tip transcends fashion. But for the topic of this blog post I’ll stick to fashion. It is so easy to get wrapped up in what we perceive others perceptions of us are. If not careful you can find yourself changing your style every few months just so you can receive approval from others. That’s not to say that people can’t give you advice. But the advice that’s given should be put through a filter and then decide if it’s worth applying to your style.
Do any of these style tips resonate with you? Let me know!