Knowing what to do to be more stylish can be a bit elusive. Sometimes you just need to hear tangible advice that can help you reach your full style potential. With the end of the year quickly approaching, we got to thinking about the steps a fashion-loving girl can take to reach her full style potential in the New Year. And while we're all for advice on what to wear to look more stylish, sometimes it's helpful to get a little guidance pertaining to what not to wear.
With this in mind, we compiled a constructive list of seven things that can easily be achieved to dress better next season. While it's most important to wear what you love and feel most confident in, just a few subtle wardrobe tweaks can give your wardrobe a boost that will make your outfits even better, thus improving your confidence and satisfaction with said outfits. From the shoe styles to toss out to the type of skinny jeans to avoid, these are the seven things to give up to be more stylish (and what to swap them for).
Keep scrolling to see them all and shop pieces that will give your wardrobe a major boost.
Cheap-Looking Skinny Jeans
A denim expert gave us the scoop on the type of skinny jeans that looks the cheapest (and those that look the most expensive).
Our Expensive-Looking Skinny Jeans Picks:
Plain Black Outerwear
If you want to stand out, swap your old black coat for something a little more vibrant and interesting. Because in the colder months, your outerwear is sometimes the only way to show the world just how stylish you are.
Our Interesting Outerwear Picks:
Sloppy, Ill-Fitting Sweats
With so many stylish athleisure options on the market these days, there's no reason to rely on your old sweats when you want to be comfortable. Instead, invest in polished activewear-like track pants, leggings, and cropped hoodies.
Our Polished Athleisure Picks:
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Still reaching for rubber flip-flops, wedge sneakers, and boots on occasion? It's time to swap them out for more forward options, like sock boots, kitten-heel mules, backless loafers, and white boots and heels.
Our Forward Footwear Picks:
Fast-Fashion Pieces Everyone Has
While the draw of a popular item can be hard to resist, do a little legwork and seek out more under-the-radar pieces that express your individuality.
Our Under-the-Radar Fast-Fashion Picks:
Anything That's Too Short or Too Tight
Fashion girls have abandoned "sexy" outfits in favor of more modest and even oversize styles. For example, instead of wearing a body-con minidress for a night out, try a silky midi dress or a midi skirt.
Our More Modest Picks:
Chunky Costume Jewelry
If you love oversize jewelry that makes a statement, opt for pieces that are more sculptural and modern for the most of-the-moment vibe, or stick to delicate layered pieces for something a bit subtler.
Our Modern Jewelry Picks:
Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.