How to Find your Personal Style

Fashion has always been something that I’ve have enjoyed.  I would always dream of being somehow in the fashion industry (that is a topic for another time). During my time of rebellion, I definitely lost my way when it came to my personal style. Add on the fact that I’ve gained weight since my college days, I have felt disconnected from my love of fashion.

Over the course of 2018, I have slowly been getting back in to enjoying getting dressed and putting outfits together. Personal style to me is the number one I feel a person can be creative and express themselves.

I have read many articles about finding or rediscovering your personal style. I have compiled what I’ve learned to help me rediscovered my personal style. I hope that it helps you find your style in the process as well.

Understand your body type

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Not everything will be flattering on your body shape and that’s okay.  Taking the time to understand what cuts and styles looks best on your body will help you feel more confident.

Create a mood board

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I find that Pinterest is the easiest way to create boards. If you visit my Pinterest, you’ll see I have a board labeled I want my style to be. Once you’ve gathered photos of outfits you like, you can start to see what things you gravitate towards the most. This is beneficial in understanding what your style will be.

Find your signature piece

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It can be a bold lip, a scarf, or a maxi dress. The point is to find a piece that you can always pull out and feel confident in.

Edit your wardrobe

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Make sure to go through your wardrobe and get rid of anything that you never wear. If you haven’t worn it in a year, there’s a reason for that. Most likely its a piece that really isn’t your style and will continue to hang there. It’s time to let it go. Having an efficient and decluttered wardrobe will help eliminate the stress of finding what to wear.

Invest in the basics and timeless pieces

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There are just certain things that everyone needs in their wardrobe. I find this article by Who What Wear to be helpful in getting started.

Just because its a trend, doesn’t mean you have to wear it

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Trends come and go. Just because its the most popular thing, doesn’t mean its right for you. Focus on buying things that you really love.


 

Remember style is always evolving as things change in your life.  The things can always help you re-evaluate and redisover what makes you happy.

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