I am thrilled to be back to give you some fashion motivation, and signature style is our topic. Let me begin by saying that finding your personal fashion style is about getting to know yourself. It’s about being connected with the very essence of who YOU are – and be confident about it!
So WHAT exactly is the YOU and what does it have to do with fashion?
Imagine a world where everybody wore the same clothes. A place where they had the same style and liked the same things.
Now that wouldn’t exactly be the most colorful and stimulating world… would it?
But the sad reality is – the majority of people tend to go this route when it comes to clothes! So this is where developing your style comes into the picture.
How do you achieve this? Here are few tips to help with your process:
- Take a close look at your wardrobe
Figure out what you like to wear the most. This is the first step to finding your signature style. Get rid of those items that you never wear and clean house. You may discover that you are wearing the same clothing quite often anyway. After you remove those items, start deciding what key pieces are missing from your wardrobe to complete the looks that you are going for.
- Seek inspiration from other sources
Sometimes you don’t know what direction to go in with your style choices. If that is the case, create a vision board to develop your personal style. Clip pictures from magazines and catalogs that represent your style goals and slowly start adding those pieces to your wardrobe. Ask yourself, “What silhouettes, shapes, and color palettes would I like for my signature look to have?”
- Build your wardrobe slowly
There is no rush to purchase a ton of clothing to find your signature style. Once you have a clear understanding of your style start adding pieces slowly. Creating a signature style that you truly love is a process. You have to be very intentional when you go shopping. Create a shopping wish list don’t deviate from it.
- Know your body type
It is important to understand what styles fit your body and play up your best assets. When dressing yourself you have to keep proportions in mind. Identify clothing styles that fit your body well and that you feel most comfortable wearing. Fit and proportions should play a factor in your selections.
- Ask for help
When you’re serious about your skin, you see a dermatologist. When you want the perfect photos on your wedding day, you enlist the help of a professional photographer. The same goes for style! Don’t be afraid to enlist the help of a professional.
- Stock up on accessories.
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. A cool ear cuff or stacked rings can give you an instant edge, and pearls can make you look polished and lady-like 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.
Finally, dare to be yourself and wear the clothes that express the unique and fabulous person you are! Color this life with shapes, colors and styles – and be the shining example of the beauty of diversity 🙂