Up until the time you’re in your pre-teens, it’s most likely that Mom has done much of your clothes shopping. Many girls, when they hit their teens, naturally want to start choosing their own fashions, but in many cases, all you’ve got to go on is what the rest of the girls are wearing, in stark contrast to Mom’s taste. You want to fit in with the times, but a lack of shopping experience may lead you to a somewhat extreme departure from ‘kids’ clothing, resulting in clothes purchased that eat up too much of your budget, or items that make Mom shriek! Most girls need a few teen fashion tips, to make the most of your shopping dollars and fashion quotient! Here, we’ve got the scoop on teen fashion tips, for girls just like you.
You doubtless are ready to make a fashion statement of your own, but may not know where to begin. Your first step, before going shopping, is to consider your budget. These days, very few of us have an unlimited budget. That’s the bad news. On the other hand, there’s some good news: a carefully planned shopping trip and fashion goals can virtually eliminate that down side.
Teen fashion tips are only as good as they are useful, right? Here’s where to start creating a terrific wardrobe that doesn’t break the bank. Go through some of the teen fashion magazines and cut out pages of particular clothing items you love. The item may be of a cut or color you find appealing, or have detailing, such as lace or pleats that suits you perfectly. Don’t forget to clip pages with shoes, hand bags and jewelry you’d like to have. Lay these pics out on your desk and see how many of your favored picks might be worn with another item. For example, that lace-trimmed beige cotton blouse could look great with belted jeans, or with a dressy suede skirt. Depending on where you live, that suede skirt may be worn in summer, with high-heeled sandals, or in winter, with boots. To summarize the first of our teen fashion tips, look for clothing that can be teamed with several other items in your closet.
The best teen fashion tips allow you to make the most of your budget, without looking like that was your intent. Shopping the sales is one way to accomplish this goal. This means you’ll want to have some cash in reserve for those surprise two-day only type sales, so don’t spend your cash all in one shopping trip. Another approach is to frequent the thrift shops?you never know when you’ll find that one-of-a-kind item at a cheap price. Besides clothing, look for jewelry and shoes as well. These shops also carry retro items, if you’re into that area of fashion. Timing matters too?you’ll find the best selection of fall clothes in late summer. Bathing suits start hitting the racks in mid-spring. Jewelry is a year-round affair.
Our list of teen fashion tips wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention fit. Many teens?and adult women?are still into the mindset of wishing they were a size 7 instead of a size 9 and buy the smaller size just to stroke their ego, so to speak. Bad mistake! Too-tight clothing does not a fashion diva make! Go for clothing that fits comfortably?this avoids getting the looks you don’t want from the guys and is also slimming and more flattering to your figure.
You can see that many of these teen fashion tips are largely common sense. The problem for most teens is the plan of attack, but you’ve got that now! Color coordinated clothes and accessories, with an emphasis on the mix and match concept, doesn’t negate the fact that you can have an ultra-original wardrobe that makes a fashion statement, with you as the trend setter!