Its great to define our personal style because it prevents us from decision fatigue. We have a base to start with and build on, else we’ll be completely dumbfounded by all the fashion trends that pop up and then quickly fade, each season. We save ourselves from all the monetary wastage on stuff that we only wear once, and of course, it’s always great to have one area of your life entirely under control.
Have a Role Model
Who do you draw your fashion inspiration from? Find someone who you wouldn’t mind having as your stylist for a week. It could be a celebrity, a YouTuber or even Hillary Clinton for that matter. You have the complete freedom to pick your style guru. The One who inspires your day to day dressing and who you could potentially identify with. Follow them on social- yes, it’s not stalking, it’s called drawing inspiration. Learn how they style, accessorise and carry themselves.
Find your Colour
Raid your wardrobe and see which colours you have most of. The reason you have most of these shades is that they make you feel a certain way or just because you already know that you look fabulous in them. Build on that. It doesn’t matter if you have five LBDS, what matters is that it makes you feel sexy, put together and effortless.
Define your Environment
Where do you spend most of your time? Is it at work? Are you a stay at home mom with weekly dinner dates and social bonding with the girls? Or are you waitressing while waiting to bag your dream job?
Once you figure out where you are most of the time, that’s what you need to invest the majority of your shopping fund toward so you have appropriate options eliminating the ‘I have nothing to wear!!’ dilemma to a certain extent.
Find your Calling
Flick through Pinterest to see which styles grab your attention the most. Are you drawn to edgier staples or do you prefer minimal or maybe girly? Do you gravitate toward classier, more basic kind of silhouettes or do you prefer bright, vibrant colours and patterns?
Honestly, the simplest way to figure your personal style is to just start pinning and after a while take stock of your boards. Voila! What you have is concise visual evidence of what you would love to be wearing.
Dress For Your Shape
Are you a pear or an hourglass? Are you tall or are you petite?
Clothes, when worn to compliment your body type, magically transform you into an everyday queen- or princess if you prefer.
Master your weapon of choice (Accessories)
How you choose to accessorise says a lot about your personal style. Do you prefer chunky jewellery or would you instead wear a dress watch and a pendant? It could be shoes, or bags or both.
Just please skip the jewellery that turns your skin green!
Stop Stressing Over People’s Opinions
There will always be someone out there who thinks they know you better than you do yourself. They take on the onus of telling you what you should and shouldn’t do, all in good faith of course! There will always be some frumpy and (mostly bitter girls or men) who will condemn your fashion sense and take the liberty of announcing it to everyone within earshot.
Don’t even bother. Why? Because it doesn’t matter. Somehow, it makes them feel better about themselves. Just remember that you are not responsible for what other people say, its a reflection of them, not you. Humour them and then do what you want anyway.
Confidence is Key
Ever seen a really well dressed girl tugging at her skirt or slouching like the hunchback of Norte-dame? A girl who loves what she’s wearing will have a certain poise about her; she knows that this aspect of her ‘now’ is well under control and is instead focussed on other things which ask for her attention in the moment. She’s putting her best fashion foot forward and in that, she is confident.
Don’t Be Afraid of Taking Fashion Risks
So you prefer an all black wardrobe? Good for you! Once in a while, though don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to experience the magic of different, you may just surprise yourself. Besides, the goal in our lives should be to be bold and fearless and not narrow minded and constrained. What better way to demonstrate the sentiment than by your appearance? Just please weigh the risks before you do take them.