C-Suite Advisory

The Basic Principles of Excellent Dressing

Dressing in the right way takes work. Considering that a whole new profession oriented around proper clothing has risen over the last years with fashion designers and models proposing how we should dress, you understand that this is a complex topic. Let’s see the few simple things you can keep in mind to make the right choices.

  1. Be comfortable in your own clothes
    The golden rule when it comes to choosing the best outfit to wear is that you have to keep in mind that if your clothes are not comfortable and do not make you feel alright, you will sooner or later have to throw them away. You will end up having spent a fortune on clothes that look amazing but, unfortunately, are not the best fit for you. Even if you decide to give them a second chance and wear them again, the way you will walk and move when you wear them will reveal the stress you feel inside them. People who look at you do not focus on the clothes; they focus on the whole image, and if someone acts weird, others can tell even if they do not realize the source of the stress. In any case, we talk about a false choice.
  2. Embrace your body and yourself
    As time goes by, the tendency in fashion seems to pay less attention to highlighting the human body’s attractive details. It is important to realize that choosing the right clothes is about deciding what you want to show to people around you. Apart from being stylish, you are a man or a woman, and dressing is about that. Consider looking at the magazines of past decades, where women would always wear high heels and dresses that would let their legs be uncovered. If high heels are not good for your feet, go back to the first rule where we said that you always have to feel comfortable and choose shoes that make walking easy for you. A combination of these elements will make you feel ”superb.”
  3. Never be tight about money when you go shopping
    It is more important to create good combinations of the things you have in your wardrobe than buy new stuff when your budget does not allow you to. Picking the right clothes is also about having the right clothes to wear. Therefore the ideal thing to do is to write down all the things you owe already and see what is missing. In most cases, you will realize that the most common scenario is that you have the perfect shoes, for example, but you don’t have a bag that goes well with them. Pieces like shoes, bags, scarves, and accessories should be abundant and in many colors to help you make the right combinations. Making sure you have the basics will allow you to see what is missing and invest in these things. The price should be the last thing to check when you go shopping because you will never wear it if it is not the right piece of clothing. Therefore this will be a more considerable waste. It is preferable to avoid buying something if it does not qualify to be in your wardrobe than buying it because it has a discount.
  4. Apply the basic rules
    Each case demands a different outfit. Dressing according to the circumstances is another important rule you should remember. A perfect outfit can only be defined by the scenery that hosts you. To underline the significance of this fact, I will borrow a saying from the locals in the Netherlands: ”There is no bad weather. There is a wrong outfit.” Apart from that, you can keep in mind that mixing too many colors, textures, and styles can be pretty challenging for most people. Italians, who are famous for their high fashion standards and good aesthetics, always base their choices on simplicity. The dressing is about pointing out the best body and personality characteristics hidden underneath the clothes. Last but not least, having a small guide that shows how colors or stripes should be used according to your body type could be considered a must if you want to succeed as an amateur stylist.

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Anna Siampani
Anna Siampani, Lifestyle Editorial Director at the CEOWORLD magazine, working with reporters covering the luxury travel, high-end fashion, hospitality, and lifestyle industries. As lifestyle editorial director, Anna oversees CEOWORLD magazine's daily digital editorial operations, editing and writing features, essays, news, and other content, in addition to editing the magazine's cover stories, astrology pages, and more. You can reach Anna by mail at anna@ceoworld.biz