a picture of yourself would probably help.
but in general, there are basic do’s and don’ts to fashion. each person can work with these to develop their own style. if youre darker, i like to see brighter colors like whites and yellows on dark skin. i tend to buy more of those colored items during the summer when i’m tan. 5’6” and skinny? there’s probably not a lot you can’t wear. you can probably pull off a lot of things some girls only wish they can.
some of the general “rules” i can pull off the top of my head include never wearing brown and black accessories together (a brown top with black bottoms is not always wrong), not wearing bermuda knee-length shorts if your torso is longer than your legs, a skirt should hit either just knee-length or shorter (any longer and it should just hit the ground or it will cut off your leg line making you look shorter), not wearing graphic tees that actually say something (theyre just tacky to me, if you want to make a statement use your words), and sandals with socks or nylons are a no-no.
fashion is always evolving so it’s hard to set hard rules down but i think those that have to do with proportions are pretty steadfast… as are what i think are some of the basic items pretty much every woman should have in their closet.
- jeans, of course. good, quality denim in a few different cuts and washes.
- dress pants, either for work or an interview, usually black or white or something else neutral
- the lbd (little black dress), something versatile that can be accessorized several different ways
- a good coat, either trench or pea
- basic tops like tees and tanks in several different colors
- a good jacket to go with those dress pants, can also be worn with jeans
of course, there will be more unique items sprinkled in, and also a whole arsenal of shoes, but that is a lot to go into in one post.
what brands and where to shop will depend on the kind of “look” you’re going for and of course also your budget.
celebs are always a good source of inspiration, most of them have stylists and are paid to look put-together in public. this doesn’t mean you have to spend as much as they do, but it’s a good jumping off point to see what you like and dislike. some of the celeb styles i like are:
her ensemble always looks effortless yet well thought out
crappy reality show aside, i usually see her wearing something i want to buy. she always wears something easy, california laid back, yet still cute and flattering
and… that’s all i can think of for now