How to Find Your Personal Style In 3 Simple Steps
Finding your own unique personal style doesn’t have to be a daunting task. It can be an enjoyable process if approached correctly. Do you want to start embracing your individuality today by defining your personal style? If so I can help.
Below are 3 simple ways you can perfect your own style but first let's talk about what personal style is:
What Is Personal Style
Personal style is unique to each person. It’s a way for an individual to express themselves through the clothes they wear. Style is not to be confused with fashion, style is timeless unlike fashion which is ever-changing. A person can dress in the latest fashions but not be stylish. Having style is a skill, it’s mastering the art of putting different clothing items together and making them look good.
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“Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live” Gianni Versace
Identify Your Key Pieces
What items do you already have in your wardrobe that you couldn’t live without? Which outfits make you feel good when you wear them? Identifying your confidence boosting pieces is key to having great style with minimal effort.
Once you have decided on your key pieces it’s time to have a decluttering session. Get rid of anything that you no longer wear, is damaged or doesn’t fit. Make space for your new wardrobe by getting rid of these items for good. The aim is to have a wardrobe filled only with items you love.
“Opening up your closet should be like arriving at a really good party where everyone you see is someone you like” Amy Fine Collins
Take inspiration from others. Observe people whose style you admire and take note of what makes their personal style unique to them. What is it about their style that you’re attracted to? Is there a common theme that you’re noticing? If so pick out specific elements to replicate and incorporate them into your own personal style.
Read fashion magazines and blogs for more inspiration ideas. You may find creating a mood board helpful. If you use Pinterest, create a board on there or cut out images from fashion magazines to use on your board. Place the mood board in or near your wardrobe so you can refer back to it often. This should help you to keep on track with your wardrobe goals.
Once you have a clear idea about the sort of style you’re going for you can then get to the fun part, creating your unique capsule wardrobe.
Create A Capsule Wardrobe
Once you have identified your key pieces and got inspiration from others it’s time for you to create your own capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a selection of clothes and accessories that can be mixed and matched together to easily create an outfit for the day. Aim for high-quality pieces which will last.
There is no set limit to the amount of clothes you can have in your capsule wardrobe but try to stick to items that all compliment each other. Check out Project 333, a Minimalist Fashion Challenge created by Courtney Carver, for more inspiration and ideas.
Some people find sticking to a colour palette helpful when creating their capsule wardrobe. For example you might opt for two neutral colours like black and grey and then two accent colours like mustard yellow and royal blue. Pick colours that you love and suit your skin tone.
Another good tip is to limit prints and clothing with lots of detail as these types of clothing can be harder to pair with other items. Clothing with patterns and prints are better as key pieces which you can add to a neutral outfit to jazz it up.
The 3 key benefits of creating a capsule wardrobe are:
- You save time choosing an outfit every day
- Less stress deciding on what to wear
- Saves you time whilst shopping as you have a clear idea of what you need
Get started on your personal style journey today, you’ll be amazed what a difference it can make to your life.