It can be easy to think that, to be stylish, you need to be uncomfortable. After all, Kate Moss famously said, “Beauty is pain”. Thankfully, society has come a long way from that era into something that encourages women to wear trainers with almost everything as a stylish look, and athleisure has become its own category of fashion.
Meshing comfort and style is all about striking the perfect balance between looking good and feeling good. Now, it is actually possible to create fashionable outfits that are also incredibly comfortable!
Here are some tips to help you achieve that perfect blend of comfort and style.
Choose Quality Fabrics
What fabrics you choose will make a significant difference to how your overall outfit looks. High-quality fabrics will fair up better, which will leave your pieces looking in good nick for a long time – essential for style!
The Fit Matters
Well-fitted clothing is essential for style, but you can also find these pieces comfortable by finding your correct size. If you want to go the extra mile, then consider tailoring for a perfect fit, especially for key pieces like blazers or trousers.
One of the only good things to come out of the pandemic was the global acceptance that sweatpants are now acceptable for everyday wear – even stylish. Athleisure wear combines the comfort of athletic wear with the style of casual clothing. Think yoga pants, supportive sneakers, and sweatshirts designed with a fashion-forward approach. A welcome hybrid – jeans feel like ‘going out’ trousers.
Layering is a classic for winter and can be a stylish way to help you adapt to the inevitable varying temperatures. Mix lightweight, breathable layers that work well together, and you can enjoy customized comfort while looking effortlessly chic.
A worthwhile part of meshing comfort and style together is to build a wardrobe around versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down. This can make it much more easier to create stylish outfits without having to put in much more effort, while also being able to stay comfortable.
Don’t be Afraid to Mix High and Low
There isn’t a lot of disposable income kicking about at the moment, so don’t hesitate to blend high-end and budget-friendly pieces. A few well-chosen high-quality items can elevate your overall style, even when combined with more affordable basics!
Remember that comfort and style are not mutually exclusive. You can have your cake and eat it, too, by making mindful clothing choices, prioritizing quality, and choosing pieces that reflect your personal style while making you feel snug and free.
Fashion should contribute to your confidence and well-being, not take away from it, so finding that comfort-style balance is essential to helping you feel your best in any situation.