In the world of mass production and fast fashion, personalizing your style has become increasingly hard to do. Many girls like to be unique and let this uniqueness reflect in their fashion choices. But what do you do when the handbag you love is not one of a kind? You personalize it to show your uniqueness and taste.
Finding and refining your personal style can be a struggle and we’ve all been there at least once, if not multiple times, as we gaze into our closet full of clothes and need something to wear. Regardless of what life throws at us, it’s important to be able to adapt while still maintaining a style that is all our own. The impact of personal style goes far beyond making a good first impression; great style is also about approaching each day with confidence, and the ability to feel legitimately beautiful in what we are wearing and the right wardrobe can make a difference in that department. So below I’ll discuss tips on how you can personalize your style for that unique look.
Use Accessories to elevate basic items
Accessories are, without a doubt, the easiest way to pull any look together regardless of the vibe you want to achieve. You can update jeans and a white t-shirt with a bold necklace or pair layered, delicate jewelry with a dress for a more feminine feel and you can personalize a handbag or suitcase or backpack is with a pom pom tassel. A cool ear cuff or stacked rings can give you an instant edge, and pearls can make you look polished and ladylike in an instant. Add a patterned scarf, opt for edgy ankle booties instead of your normal black pumps, or pull out a bright clutch to add more personality.
Build inspiration by jotting down the names of your favorite style icons and do a bit of research via Pinterest, Google, or Instagram to gather inspiration from their looks. You can go for the minimalistic clean look or the hipster chic look or the urban feminine look. Pulling different types of inspiration from several sources is a great way to figure out what you like and dislike. To help with this you could create a detailed mood board with all of the looks you love. Now with technology and apps available, it’s best to create your mood boards on Pinterest, or even to use the bookmark tag on Instagram so you can constantly add new outfits you’d like to copy.
Declutter Your closet
Decluttering can be hard to do but it’s necessary. Take a good, long look at your closet and the pieces you already own. Toss what you haven’t worn in the last year so you can start fresh. Then you can begin to rebuild and refine your wardrobe with a style that truly reflects where you are in your life and career.The more you trust your gut, the faster the process will go. The key to nailing personal style is all about having an efficient, organized wardrobe. According to one expert, when creating a capsule wardrobe, you should aim for less than 50 pieces or less.
Shop with intention
It’s easy to have doubts about your wardrobe when you don’t shop with intention. Keep in mind the signature pieces you need such as leather boots, a great handbag, a nice coat.while you also experiment with the latest fashion trends the smart way.
A successful signature style is one you will love for years and years, and so your focus should be on wearing the things you truly adore.
When editing your wardrobe, it’s just as important to pay attention to the items that don’t make you feel good and be honest about it. The perfect wardrobe should not only represent your vision and creativity but also be tailored to your lifestyle. Consider the persona you want to present to the world. You want your style to reflect your personality, but it also has to make sense in your field of work, your overall lifestyle, the city you live in and aligned with your long-term goals. For example, if your work environment is casual, you may want to purchase more knits and jeans and if you work in the corporate industry you might want to invest in a few blazers.
Buy what makes you feel confident
No one can see what the size tag reads on the inside of your dress and truthfully, no one cares! The focus should not be about fitting into the smallest size possible. So avoid trying to buy the smallest size dress only to have it not fit when you are ready to wear it. Buy the right fitting clothes so you can feel your best and feel more confident. So wear what makes you feel confident! As well as finding the silhouettes that suit you, also think about color. Find out what colors look the best on you. A strong lipstick goes a long way to making so many shades seem easier to wear.
The most important thing is to understand your body shape and know the silhouettes that are always flattering on you. Our clever body shape calculator is a great place to start. We also advise you work with honest friends or family and find the hero items in your wardrobe. Taking pictures as well as looking in the mirror will help spot the silhouettes that you should rely on. If you pay close attention to celebrities with similar shapes to you, then you’ll be able to spot the silhouettes that always work for them.
Also, it’s ok to have a uniform style that you fall back on. The word “uniform” might sound terribly boring, but many of the most stylish women we know have one, whether that’s for weekends, work or every single day. For example, at fashion week, Anna Wintour sticks to tweed twin-sets and Marni florals. And just because you have a formula that you know you can always rely on doesn’t mean that it always has to look the same, as you can play with variations, unlikely accessories or just use this as an outfit to fall back on when you have “nothing to wear.”