Fashion is a great way to express who you are through your clothing and accessory choice. It is something you should pick and enjoy, however there are some basic rules that should be followed when it comes to fashion. The rules and explanations are below:
Rule one: Follow trends, but do it in moderation.
Trends are a lot of fun, and are great in moderation, but you will go broke, and be a fashion disaster if you follow too many. So, pick a couple each season that you can stick with, and that have the potential to be used again even if the trend goes out fast. For example, solids stay in longer than prints do, and go with more things, making them an easier pick. Just remember, trends come and go, so choose one or two and enjoy them for the season, but don’t revamp your entire wardrobe each time a trend changes.
Rule two: Don’t ditch the trend just because it goes out, things have a way of coming and going, so if you invest a great deal in a trend, hang on to it, as there is a good chance it will be back, or at least a similar trend will start sooner than you know. Never spend more than you care to lose if the trend dies out too soon.
Rule three: Pay a lot for your core pieces, and get the rest of your stuff at chain and discount stores, as you will save a lot, and in the long run, you will be glad you paid $15 for your t-shirt, not $75. The core pieces that may be worth going designer on include things like a pair of jeans, a pair of khaki’s or black slacks, a white shirt, a black shirt, a jacket, a few basic pairs of shoes.
Rule four: This is probably the most important rule of fashion, and it is to only buy stuff you love. You are wasting your money if you buy something because it is on sale, because someone else thinks it looks cute on you, or because it is a popular look for the time being. but you don’t actually like it. That means it will sit in your closet, not being worn, wasted money.
Rule five: Keep trying. Getting good style is a learned skill, and if you do not have it yet, do not stress it, you will likely have it soon. Sometimes it takes finding your groove, deciding what you really like, and trying out a few different styles before you figure out what works for you, and most importantly, what doesn’t.
These are just some simple rules, but they really all boil down to one thing—it is your clothes, your life, and your style, so just have fun. If you are too stressed about making a certain trend, or looking a certain way, you will never enjoy the benefits that good fashion can bring into your life as a teen.