Establishing Your Own Style

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Is there a way to figure out your own style? I keep buying into trends, but I get tired of them quickly. This is my first year in college, and I try to look pulled together but seem to fail every time. I want to dress in a sophisticated and mature way, but at the same time look hip and be comfortable. Can this be done, and if so, how?

It's easy to fall victim to fashion, especially if you read style magazines religiously. As a trend follower, it may be hard for you to wear the items you bought last season.

Most Popular

My suggestion is that you invest in some key basics, like black pants and simple crewneck sweaters in such colors as cream, black or tan. When you have a good base of clothes to work from, you'll find it easy to follow trends by buying one or two pieces that you can incorporate into your wardrobe each season.

Another smart way to keep up with current trends is to buy accessories rather than loud dresses, tops and pants.



Fashion
Share
Beyoncé Wore a 'Lemonade'-Themed Outfit on Date Night with Jay Z
Fashion
Share
13 Just-Right-Sized Bags Because Who Wants to Carry That Much Stuff in the Summer?
Fashion
Share
Only Kim Kardashian Would Show Up to Scott Disick's Birthday Party Wearing *This*
Fashion
Share
Rihanna Dresses Like Tinker Bell IRL, Totally Pulls It Off
GIF
Fashion
Share
9 Clothing Items That Will Shake You Out of Your Fashion Funk
Fashion
Share
This Roland Mouret Alumna Wants You to Wear Athleisure—to Work
Fashion
Share
15 Celebrities Who Made Epic Fashion Comebacks
Fashion
Share
6 Styling Tricks to Play Up Your Absolute Favorite Parts
Created for Nordstrom
Street Style
Share
We're Never Working Out Again Unless It's in Taylor Swift's Latest Athleisure Look
Fashion
Share
Kate Middleton Wears Bright Green to a Flower Show, Gives the Plants a Run for Their Money