Teenage girls want to stand out, but they also want to fit in. The challenge is to find a style that’s flattering and works well with her body type and personal choices.
Getting in the habit of dressing well helps you look good, feel confident and develop a sense of style. It also helps you avoid looking like a slob or an old person at a job interview.
But choosing your clothes can be scary as a teen, especially because you’re still developing your sense of style.
Here are some of the top fashion tips for teenage girls:
Start with basics
This means that they won’t get worn too much or too seldomly, so they won’t lose their value quickly.
Basic pieces are often less expensive than other styles, which is why they’re still bestsellers despite their less-than-exciting appearance.
Find a brand style that you like
Because you’re still trying on clothes in the store, you’ll want to make sure that they fit well, and that they look good on you. You may be able to tell the salespeople what kind of style or brand you like and they can recommend some items in the store. Or talk with friends about what looks good on them and why.
Set a budget
You shouldn’t spend a lot of dollars on clothes. Set a budget and try to stick to it. Don’t buy things which are too expensive and which you can’t afford. Buy less, but buy better things.
Clothes should match your body type and skin tone
This is the most obvious thing, but you must always remember it. If you have dark skin, wearing white won’t be a great choice. You will look pale and sick. If you are short, choose colorful clothes. They will make your body appear bigger and taller.
But too much emphasis on one’s looks is not a good look for most teenagers. The key is finding a way to be comfortable with who you are and how you look and having fun with it.
Start dressing appropriately
For example, wearing a miniskirt and low-cut shirt to school is not an appropriate outfit for middle school or high school. And while you can wear whatever you want (within reason), it’s important that you think about the kind of person you want to be.
Give your body some love
Teenage girls can do amazing things with their hair and makeup, and if you look in the mirror and see yourself looking bad, fix it! But if you’re feeling self-conscious about your appearance, there’s no better way to feel good about yourself than by taking care of your body through exercise and healthy eating habits.
You also need to think about fit
The proportions of your clothes, from neckline to hemline, and in your shoulders, waist, and hips. Your size and shape are part of your individual style. Consider what works for you and stick with it so you don’t have to spend time trying on clothes that don’t work for you.
You don’t have to spend hours at the mall trying on clothes
You can buy one or two pairs of stylish clothes that you know will work for you. This is called “a capsule wardrobe,” which many women swear by. When you go shopping, pick one item in each category (pants, shorts, skirts, tops) and then branch out from there.
A capsule wardrobe is not about wearing only black or only blue — it’s about mixing different colors and fabrics every once in a while so you develop an eye for what works for your shape and figure.
That way, if you wear the same thing every day, it doesn’t seem as boring and uniform.
You also have to make sure that the clothes aren’t too “girly.”
It can be tempting to dress with lots of frills and lace in order to attract boys’ attention. But working hard at school and on your extracurricular activities will help you develop your own sense of identity without having to dress like a teenage girl from the 1950s.
Wear clothes that make you feel confident, but not too frilly or revealing.
If someone looks at you from across the room and sees that your skirt is riding up far past your knees, then he’s probably wondering if you have any underwear on underneath or if there’s anything else under.
A great haircut
How your hair looks greatly influences how you look overall. The right hairstyle will make you look younger, prettier, and more stylish. There are plenty of hairstyles that work great for teen girls, so find a good hairdresser you trust and ask them to help find the most flattering hairstyle for you.
Dress according to the occasion
If you’re going for a fun night out, go all out with crazy accessories or clothing. If you’re going to an event that calls for conservative dress, it might be best to wear something more formal if it fits your personality and style.
Fit is more important than size
Size isn’t as important as fit, although every girl should try to make sure they’re wearing clothes that fit them well and look good on their body type. If a dress is too big or too small, it will just look unflattering no matter what the cut or color is.
Likewise, if you’re wearing clothes that are too tight or too loose, they’ll just look terrible no matter how well-made they are.
Choose relevant fashion, dress your age
Teenage girls have fun with eyewear and accessories, so don’t be afraid to mix them up with funky colors or daring patterns. Just make sure whatever you choose doesn’t make it difficult for others to talk to you.
Eyewears are a must
Eyewear can make or break an outfit. While glasses aren’t always flattering, they can be really cute if you choose the right frames and style them well. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles — bold geometric shapes are very trendy right now.
Accessories are a must
Accessories can transform any outfit from boring to fashionable in no time. Try wearing statement necklaces or layering dainty necklaces for a more personalized look. Scarves, bracelets, and rings are also great accessories that can really elevate any outfit.
Plain T-shirts are essentials
T-shirts are the most versatile and comfortable pieces of clothing. They work well in any situation and can be dressed up or down. You should always have two go-to plain T-shirts in your closet: a white tee and a black tee.
These classic colors can be worn with almost anything, making them perfect for any occasion. If you want to invest in something that will never go out of style, opt for plain tees.
Experiment with your clothes
Don’t be afraid to try new styles and new clothes combinations. Don’t be afraid of being different. If you want to wear red sneakers with a skirt, why not? Be yourself and try everything.
Create your lookbook
As you go through the process of finding clothes that match your style, you’ll create a collection of what works and what doesn’t work. This is called a “lookbook.” It’s a great way to keep track of everything that you own. You can also use it as inspiration to create new outfits.
Your taste in fashion will of course depend largely on your personality and the fashion sense that you have developed at this stage of your life. As a teenager or young adult, you are influenced by what you see around you in the streets, in the media, and also on social network sites.