One of the biggest dilemmas of the fashion world is possibly, having to choose between style and comfort. But is it really true that we need to compromise on style to feel comfortable in what we wear? Well, this doesn’t have to be true if you choose the right fit for your body without compromising on style and the way you want to look.
Style evolves, but comfort remains a constant. In this era of inclusive fashion, we all need to blend in our style with comfort. Here are a few tips to help you balance the two aspects and look your stylish best without having to compromise on your comfort.
- Define your style
As Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions”. So choose what suits you best. Understanding what we like to wear plays a great role in looking our best. Browse. Learn about the latest fashion trends. Following influencers who rock the latest trend is something that you can do. Not only will you have learnt about the latest trends, you can also pick up tips on how best to carry yourself. Check out people across different platforms like Instagram, Facebook for starters, and choose the tricks that suit you best.
- Spruce up your basics
Sometimes, nothing can beat the classics and make you feel more comfortable and trendy than a pair of jeans with a white T-shirt. If you want to add some colour and that extra stylish factor to your basics look, add a pair of trendy sneakers, aviator sunglasses or chunky jewellery to make your style statement pop. Pastels gel well along with those different shades of blue jeans, especially for a cool summer look. Look for colours of the season and pick your favourite and you are good to go.
With a simple basic look accentuated by some accessories, you are sure to get both style and comfort down!
- Explore athleisure and lounge-wear
Whether you’re headed for the gym or grabbing coffee with your mates, athleisure apparel is something you can don for countless occasions – unless of course you’re getting ready for a wedding! Well fitted and comfortable loungewear including track pants and simple tees are fast becoming the go-to choice for many people. But what’s interesting is that these don’t have to be basic or monotone anymore. With fashion elements like stripes, colour blocks, prints and patterns now being available, athleisure has become something of a fashion statement! Go ahead and choose a style that best suits your taste. Get your comfort while you get your style on!
- Throw out those boring trousers and jeans!
Fashion has come a long way since the days of those drab, boring pants which you had to wear to work to look professional. Chuck out those old-school pants and pick up a pair of chinos with lycra that keep you looking office-ready but also offer unmatched comfort and flexibility.
Same goes for jeans. You no longer have to wear jeans solely for the style or comfort factor. With stretchable jeans hosting a variety of styling elements like distressed, side-striped, printed, acid-washed and stone-washed, jeans have now become the new style statement!
So trade out those boring pairs for the latest fashion trends and get your comfort with your style.
- Wear them shoes!
Experimenting with shoes is a big yes when you want to look in-trend. Flats-to-heels, sneakers-to-loafers, pumps-to-boots, try them out with your outfit and glamorise your style, and create an absolutely new and trendy look. The footwear you choose to go along with your outfit has a powerful impact on the overall look. But of course here comes the question of comfort. While loafers may look great, they can’t always be as comfortable as sneakers. To make sure you get shoes that go easy on your feet, the first rule of thumb is to get the right size. Second, make sure you get shoes that are adequately padded. If the soles are not comfy, how will your feet be? Third, while buying shoes, wear them and walk around in them for at least 2-3 minutes to see how you like their feel. Wear a pair of comfortable socks to avoid rashes and chafes, these can make a world of difference.
A perfect balance of style and comfort is not just important, but necessary. It’s not always easy to strike that right balance but a few tips and tricks can sure help you get close. Let’s face it, if you’re not comfortable, no matter how trendy you look, you won’t look your absolute best. Your search for these combinations ends at Urbano Fashion. Find your right style, spruce up your basics and experiment with the latest fabrics and styling elements to find what suits you best! At Urbano Fashion, you will surely not regret your choices!