Coco Chanel said it the best: fashion fades, style remains the same.
Patricia Field, world famous stylist and creator of the Carrie-style, has 2 basic style rules that say it all:
WEAR CLOTHES THAT FIT YOU
There is nothing more off-putting than clothes that are too small. Some people might mentally have a problem with buying a certain size, but clothes that are too small will never make you look good. Know your body & shape and dress to bring out your good parts and learn how to camouflage your not so nice parts.
BE YOUR OWN FLAG
Don’t be a slave to trends, but find a style that fits your personality. You have to “wear” the clothes and not let the clothes wear you. You can easily personalise your style with unique accessories. Don’t underestimate the “little things”, because they can have a big impact on your overall look.
If you keep these 2 style tips in mind, then you have all the basics in house to build your personal image through fashion.