Although it helps to be up-to-date with the latest trends and coolest, complex fashion tricks, looking stylish doesn’t have to be that difficult. Trying to stay up-to-date with fashion just to add snazziness to your wardrobe can be expensive and just downright exhausting! That’s why AMINTRO’s here to make your life easier and give you some style hacks that’ll instantly make you look more fashionable, in whatever you choose to wear.

     1. Stick to Your Sunglasses

You know that wearing sunglasses instantly makes you feel ten times cooler. Sunglasses are a blessing in disguise, and they’re especially a life-saver when you’ve got no time for eye-makeup! Adding shades is a no-brainer when it comes to that casual look. You don’t even have to wear them on! Whether you’re wearing them on top of your head, or even hanging down the neckline of your shirt, a nice pair of sunglasses will add a statement to any outfit you’re rocking. It’s easy to go even further with making a statement, by matching the frames of your glasses to your jewelry or sporting different kinds of funky frames. From bold prints to classic styles, the choices you have are limitless these days.

     2. Blazers Drape Those Shoulders!

In the fashion world, blazers and jackets and best worn unconventionally. The simple act of letting your jacket hang casually to the side or drape from your shoulders gives you a ton of flamboyance and style points! A jacket isn’t a jacket anymore, think of it as a cape with some sleeves! When styling this way, add a clutch to the ensemble, instead of a bag, since your shoulders are already taken. If you’re going for a blazer, then an oversized one will give you a more avant-garde look.

     3. Top it Off with a Hat

Think of accessories as a way of adding a statement to your look. A good hat creates a well-defined look. They’re especially good at saving you from bad hair days, and also your best friend when it comes to protecting you from the sun. (And you know how much damage the sun does to our skin)! You can’t go wrong with it: a summer bucket hat paired with a lovely skirt… a straw hat for the spring-time…you get the picture! When in doubt, just top it off with a hat! Make sure to pick the ones that are made for your head size. It’s also a good idea to opt for neutral-colored hats that will go with all pieces of your outfits.

     4. Play with Proportions

It’s all about creating contrast and playing with proportions! Think about doing this by pairing big with small, or tight with loose, and soft with hard. For example, a tighter top with a flowy skirt, or an oversized shirt with some cuff shorts…you get the gist! Remember to have fun, you get the most out of fashion when you aren’t taking yourself too seriously! They say that if you look good, you feel good, but we believe that if you feel good, you look even better!

     5. Layer, Layer, and Layer Some More!

This may sound crazy but think of yourself like an onion. A stylish onion. Like an onion, you need to have lots of layers! Layers add dimension and make your outfit much more interesting. What’s better is that the more layers you have, the less likely it is for any one piece you’re wearing to make or break your outfit. So, pile it on! Get creative and add a coat over a mesh shirt or leather leggings under a skirt, and don’t forget a belt!

     6. Belt It Up!

You’ll be surprised at how many outfits you can revamp by simply adding a belt! By cinching the waist, it helps create an appealing hourglass shape, rather than a boxy silhouette. Not only does it flatter your waist, but it adds an extra twist to your whole outfit! There are so many great ways to transform your looks with an added belt; try it with a flirty dress, an over-sized T-shirt, or even a more masculine-looking blazer. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind signature, statement pieces, that come for an affordable price, then you might want to hit up some vintage thrift stores, where you’ll be able to find some treasures.

     7. Mix It Up with Prints!

Step upside your comfort zone and create the boldest, most eye-catching outfits by mixing prints. Now, the biggest rule is that you must select prints that harmonize well together. You can use your creative judgment, but when pairing prints that are pretty different, you should make sure they have at least one color in common! Once you master the art of pairing different patterns together, you’ll be sure to turn heads with your aesthetic!

Now that you have these basics down, you’ll never be in doubt that you’re not looking trendy enough. You don’t have to use all these tips at once, but make sure to incorporate a few of these in your weekly outfits, and you’ll never go wrong!