STYLE 101 : HOW TO DEFINE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
Discovering your personal style as a fashion enthusiast is the first and most important decision, besides learning how to dress for your body type that one can make. Now looking back at my style journey I’ve come a long way from trying new things to finally settling on “vintage and retro inspired modest fashion” as my personal style.
Let us not be confused though, fashion is wearing what is in trend but personal style is how you put your own spin on the trend. Personal style is what makes you stand out, it is like your own take and interpretation of fashion. Personal style can be quite tricky at times. For some of us, our style is a reflection of our personality, while for others we dress the way we feel or use our style to express our hidden side.
So what’s the big deal with this topic? Well besides standing out, discovering your personal style will guide your clothing choices and help you in building the right wardrobe. Prior to finding my style, I bought everything and anything in sight. This made me broke most times and left with too many clothes and nothing to really wear.
If you’re tired of the constant struggle to find what to wear, tired of having so many clothes but nothing to wear, then this post is for you. If you’re looking for a more budget friendly way to slay and be fashionable, then defining your personal style is the way to go. So in this post I will be outlining ways and guiding you on how to figure out your style so we can all slay. Let’s begin.
Step 1: Ask the right Questions
To get closer to discovering your sense of style, ask yourself the following questions: What items am I most comfortable in? What’s my occupation? What’s my lifestyle like? Do I go out often? What fashion pieces am I most drawn to? Do I like to stand out? Which blogger/ celebrity style am I inspired by? What would I like to brand myself as?
Step 2: Moving forward, Invest in Closet Essentials
Once you’ve asked yourself those questions and understood yourself and lifestyle better, then it’s time to start building. Start with the closet essentials and then work towards purchasing statement pieces to put your own spin. For example if your more geared towards the afro inspired style then invest in more African inspired jewellery, more prints or head wraps even.
Step 3: Experiment
Try new things, work with what you have and make mistakes. You know that top that has been hanging in your wardrobe, well why don’t you try pairing it with that printed skirt. It took me a lot of trial and error to define my style. So don’t be scared. How will you know if you’ve never tried?
Step 4: Copy Cat
In all honesty there is no harm in imitating others. If you’re still in doubt look to your favourite celebrities and fashion enthusiast and follow them.
Step 5: Fake it to Make it
At the end of the day “confidence is key, always”. Don’t doubt yourself, wear the clothes and don’t let them wear you. Put on that leather skirt and strut your stuff.
Note: Your body size does not determine your style; just learn how to dress to suit your size
Hope you found this post helpful. If you’re still in doubt, then send me and email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Would you like to see more posts like this? How did you discover your sense of style? Leave a comment down below.
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