Tuesday, 11 September 2018

How to define your own personal style



Until a few years ago, I was afraid to wear anything that basically wasn't't jeans or hoodies. These were my safe clothes, no would judge me in them or laugh at me. I didn't really have a personal style as I just hid behind what I felt comfortable in. Going into uni, I started to become brave enough to start dressing how I really wanted to dress and began to experiment more with different clothes, patterns and colours. It became a sort of trial and error, sussing out what worked for me. It can be all too easy to just follow the trends, especially with the influence of Instagram and other social media sites, but if you want your clothes to be a way of expressing your individual style then it's so important that you don't blindly follow the trends. This post will hopefully help you how to find what works for you.


How to define your own personal style



Make A Collage Or Pinterest Board

Making a collage from magazine cuttings, or even creating a Pinterest board, can be the best way to get an idea of the different styles and items that you like. Try to spot patterns in the images you love the most: is it a particular colour? A particular item? This should clue you in on what you really want to be wearing. It such an easy, fun way to discover what you really like.


Build Up A Solid Accessory Collection

Your accessories can make or break your outfits. They can give you a completely different look, whether you choose to throw on a pair of oversized hoops or wear one of the emporio armani mens watches for a more masculine look. Buy jewellery that you love, and not only that, remember to wear it, a habit I need to get into!


Work Out What’s Missing From Your Wardrobe

Take a look at your wardrobe and figure out what’s missing, for me I usually figure this out when I'm putting on an outfit for the day and wish I had another coloured jacket or t-shirt. Maybe there has been something you’ve been meaning to invest in, but haven’t? Now could be the time. Maybe you need a beautiful winter coat now that the weather is getting colder, a skirt that you can dress up or down, or a funky blouse. Write a list and fill in the gaps. 


Assess What You Don’t Wear And Why

When you’re looking at your wardrobe, assess what you don’t wear and why. Was it the cut, the fabric, or the colour? Was it something else? You might like something, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to wear it or that you should buy it, really think about what you could wear it with or when. Your clothes should not only suit you, but your lifestyle too, there's no point buying a fancy dress if you don't have an occasion to wear it.


Assess What You Love To Wear And Why
Now that you've sorted out all the clothes you don't wear, take a look at what you do wear and why. Remember this information when you go shopping too. Really figure out the materials, colours, cuts, and items you like best. It will be a much better investment in the long run if you buy things that you definitely like.


Document The Outfits That Make You Feel The Most ‘You’

Make sure you take pictures of yourself in the outfits that make you feel the most you. You could use your Instagram for this, or simply save pictures in your phone. Look back at them later on so you can recreate the look, or get ideas. There have been so many times when I have looked back at photos and wished I still had that top, skirt or shoes, so use this as a guide for ones not to get rid of.



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