Who says you have to stick to one style forever? Most people go through a range of styles and fashions throughout their lives, trying on different identities and clothes as they age. Teenagers are well known for this quality that makes them look like a chameleon. They will be goth one day and geek the other. If you suddenly need to change your dominant style for some reason, or feel like it’s time for a change, here are some tips on how to achieve that change quickly and easily.
Keep the Base
Do not throw out anything. Not at first anyway. There are many basic pieces like dark trousers that can be repurposed into many different styles. For instance, if you want to go from safe, teenage T shirts and jeans to boho clothing, then wearing dark trousers under an uneven length paisley top might be one way to pull it off. Every style accommodates layering and pairing of some sort, so try to keep that white shirt blouse, black dress, black pants, vest etc. and simply buy pieces that you can layer over that.
Buy the Accessories
Until you get very comfortable with the new style, try to plan out a few outfits that you can then quickly put on. If you are only wanting the boho chic dresses for one party, then the quickest and easiest way to get there is to get the accessories. Find large, dangly earrings, large floppy hats, shawls and scarves with tassels and long skirts or loose pants. These are some of the hallmarks of this aesthetic. The same serves if you need to go to a party like a Goth but don’t want to embrace the lifestyle. Find an all-black outfit, a studded belt or choker and line your eyes liberally with eye-liner, gender notwithstanding.
Do Your Homework
If you are considering a more permanent change in style, then the best thing to do is to do your research. If you want to try the valley girl aesthetic for instance, you need to be up on current trends every season, which means browsing the internet and the magazines constantly. Even if your style is casual and sporty, there are certain things that pair and others that don’t. Research is important because it prevents you from wearing something that does not go with the overall look: for instance, wearing stilettos with a vintage polka dot dress might be cute, but it won’t be an authentic look.