How to be comfortable and stylish at the same time

There has been an awful lot of talk surrounding comfortable fashion, mainly because it is now the ‘in’ thing to do. The secret’s out; everyone knows that fashion can be unnecessarily comfortable and with little reason. Most people want to live their lives not having to worry about uncomfortably tight, itchy, or restrictive clothing. Why bother, when you can look just as good in comfortable clothes with the added bonus of being much happier!

Thankfully, fashion outlets are here to help. They provide so many options, making it easy to be comfortable and stylish at the same time. If you want a few tips and tricks, then we have just the thing for you.

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Keep your shopping simple

Part of comfortable fashion is not having to go through a grueling ordeal in order to find it. You should find no more than two or three stores you like and stick with them. Most people already gravitate toward a couple of their favorite stores, which is great unless we’re talking high fashion and designer stores, in which case, walk away.

Keep the colors neutral

It makes sense when you think about it. If you have clothes in all kinds of colors, then that’s great! However, if you want to drastically reduce the need to think too hard, then keeping your colors neutral is a must. Black and blue are obviously favorites for the lower half, since many consider jeans go with anything. You can liven up the colors by choosing between two and three colors to change depending on your mood, for tops only. This is easy as you’ll find a broader variety of prints for your top half.

Dresses and rompers are your friend

Why even make it jeans and a top? If you want to maximize style and minimize effort, then one-piece outfits do all the work for you. Think about it, all you have to do it go to your wardrobe, whip it off the hanger, and pop it on. Done! The right romper or dress takes away all the stress of putting an outfit together. Don’t overthink style with these; always make sure it is something you want to wear because you like it and not because someone else might find it pleasing. This way it’s something you’ll take off the hanger without thinking twice, rather than having it sit there, unworn.

Flats are your friend

People spend loads on heels only to wear them for a few hours and find they’re in complete agony. Ignore the fact heels even exist, and you’re onto a winner. You only need three pairs of flats that will see you through any event: everyday flats, formal flats, and sandals. Anything else gives you too much choice, unless they have a practical application, like running shoes. It’s a good idea to have an everyday backup pair, just in case your current ones look a bit shabby.

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Minimize, don’t accessorize

Strictly speaking, you can accessorize; your stud earrings aren’t going to bother you. However, having thousands of different accessories will only clutter up your wardrobe or drawer space. Choose a few key pieces you love so that you’re more likely to wear them. The problem with too much choice is that you give up halfway through and end up deciding to wear nothing! Minimize your choice, and you’ll maximize your style.

There are loads of hacks when it comes to staying stylish and feeling comfortable at the same time. Mostly, it’s about finding the right balance and what makes you feel good.