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7 Ways to End Fashion Frustration

I’m about tell you something you already know — fashion can be very frustrating. I can hear you muttering in agreement. It’s no secret that a lot of us struggle with dressing ourselves on a daily basis. I’ve been there and back … and there again. And even if I tried to list the many ways it frustrates me, I’d be here all day.

The good news is, fashion doesn’t have to be so frustrating. There is a way, amigas. It’s time to end the fashion frustration! You can have whatever you want in the world of style. Yes, it’s true. There are a few simple things you can do to help unleash your inner fashionista (whatever that may be, by the way). Just remember that true fashion is being creative and expressing who you are!

Here are seven ways you can help end your fashion frustration.

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  • Buy Basic Pieces 1 of 7
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    For me, basic pieces include the following: a black fitted blazer, a dark pair of denim, a pair of leggings, a little black dress, a black and a white tank top, black pumps, and black knee-high boots. I always have these basics in my closet, because I know I'm going to get a lot of wear out of them with various other pieces in my wardrobe. That's the whole point of owning them. I know they are versatile enough to mix and match, as well. 

    All items above are available at ASOS.com

  • Do Not Fear Fashion 2 of 7
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    There's nothing to fear around here. Fashion is meant to be fun! Don't let it control you or your emotions. There's no reason an outfit, or lack of one, should ruin your mood. Embrace the true meaning of fashion and express yourself!

    Image courtesy of ImageryMajestic/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • Invest in Accessories 3 of 7
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    Little do you know the power of an accessory. A skinny belt, statement necklace, cuff bracelet, bold handbag, or a scarf can change the entire look of an outfit. I personally have a large collection of accessories that get a lot of use out of them. I'm a big fan of the scarf. You can style them a million-and-one ways.

    All items above are available at JCrew.com

  • Visit Thrift Stores/Vintage Boutiques 4 of 7
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    There's no better way to work out that fashion frustration than with shopping. If one of your issues with fashion is how expensive it is or that everyone is wearing the same things, then make sure you hit up your local thrift store or vintage boutique. It's the perfect way to find inexpensive, unique, or one-of-a-kind pieces.

    Images via my personal blog

  • Don’t Be Afraid to Wear Something More than Once 5 of 7
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    Forget the old rules of fashion! Wear whatever you want, however many times you want. Take a look at the photos above. That's one of my favorite sweaters of all time. As you can see, I've worn it more than once, but styled differently. OK, not major changes, but they are changes. You can always switch things up by adding the accessories we talked about earlier. 

    Images via my personal blog

  • Ask a Friend for Help 6 of 7
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    I'm not going to lie to you ... I do this all of the time. I call and text my friends with fashion questions a lot. Especially the friends whose sense of style I admire the most. And thank goodness my friend Ivory hasn't hung up or declined to help me yet. True friends will always be there for you in your time of need — even if that means a fashion crisis.

    Image courtesy of ImageryMajestic/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net 

  • Experiment 7 of 7
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    Never be afraid to experiment with new silhouettes, textures, prints, or colors. True story — I wore something the other day I wasn't sure about, but I decided to wear it anyways. I'm so glad I did. It might sound weird, but I felt like I proved myself wrong. My good friend Reah Norman, a stylist, always encourages us "to think outside the fashion box." Take her advice!

    All items above are available at Nordstrom.com

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