Your personal style gives you the inspiration you need to go anywhere feeling great and the confidence to accomplish all you do. What alot of women don’t really even realize is that you don’t have to copy another style trend or a celebrity’s style to look great. With 7 easy steps you can successfully create your own personal style that allows for your unique self expression, most beautiful features and personal vibe.
How to Create Your Personal Style
I get it. For some women style is secondhand nature. They do it well and do it all the time. But, style doesn’t come easy for anyone, let alone creating your own style. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that! This blog post is for both kinds of women. Whether you feel like creating your own personal look is intimidating or not, keep reading. With these 7 easy, breezy tips, you’ll know the secrets to create your personal style.
Know Your Body Type
One of the biggest keys to making your personal style work is to find a style where you are comfortable. This means picking clothes that not only look stunning on you, but also make you feel at home and comfortable. The first step towards creating a gorgeous personal style is to learn your body type. Knowing your body type will help you pick clothes that flatter your body‘s natural curves instead of restricting them. Different cuts and styles fit different body types differently. By figuring out which styles look best on you, you’ll be able to navigate all the different selections out there to pick the ones that flatter your look the most.
Know Where You Go
A working woman in corporate will need different wardrobe selections than a work-from-home mom or a woman who works in retail. Knowing where you go and what kind of outfits fit your lifestyle best is important to know where it’s worth investing a little more money in clothing and where it’s not totally essential. Deciding to spend more money on a work wardrobe than your play wardrobe might make more sense if you want to look great when you work in an office. Or, it might be more important to you to create a signature look for going out. Wherever you wear your clothes, ask yourself where you spend the bulk of your time every week. This will help you to decide what kind of style is best for where you life your life.
Paint a Picture
Here’s where the fun part begins! At this point, you’ve found out your particular body shape and you’ve learned a little more about where you spend the bulk of your time to better understand what kind of personal style to build. Now it’s time for inspiration! Inspiration for creating your personal style can come from so many different places – magazines, blogs, movies, advertisements or even just watching your girlfriends around you.
Once you begin to que into the clothes people are wearing and the looks you see advertised, you can begin to ask yourself what you like best. What colors do you prefer? Do certain colors flatter you? What kind of styles appeal to you? All of these preferences will ultimately come together to create a wardrobe that reflects your signature look.
Highlight Your Strengths
Once you’ve created your ideal personal style, you’ll know it. It will accentuate all your physical strengths while smoothing out any less than perfect areas. A great personal style should highlight your body’s most beautiful parts. Do you have great legs? Add some leg-revealing skirts. Do you have an hourglass waist? Add some blouses that hug your waist and show off it’s smooth lines. Do you have slender, delicate shoulders? Celebrate this with delicate, lacy shirts that show off your arms. There aren’t many rules when it comes to creating your personal style besides pick what makes you look and feel good.
Less is More
Once you realize what colors, vibes and clothing styles you want to build your personal style around, remember that less is more. Especially once you realize the clothes you love to wear, it’s easy to go overboard. This looks like buying too many clothes or pulling too many clothes and accessories together to create outfits. Keep in mind that your personal style is meant to make you shine through – your body, your personality and your confidence. It’s not meant to cover you up. Keep things simple. Less is more both when creating your wardrobe with signature pieces and when assembling outfits. Picking single signature pieces to build your outfit around will keep your outfits classy, eye catching but not overdone – right where you want to be!
Pick Signature Pieces
Signature clothing pieces are those Wow! clothing pieces that really stick out in your outfits and make you shine without much effort. A few examples are trench coats, leather pants, leather jackets, big earrings, patterned purses, colorful heels, blouses with unique cuts, boldly pants and blouses. Really, any clothing item that flatters your particular figure and brings a pop of color, pattern or unique interest is a true signature piece. Try to fill your wardrobe with a few signature pieces that you can grab at any time and look great while sticking with your style.
Complete the Package
A beautiful outfit or signature look isn’t complete without accessories. Even with a great signature wardrobe piece, small things like well-kept nails, earrings, necklaces, rings, sunglasses, scarves, etc complete your look. You can even take any old dull, colorless outfit and make it look totally chic with great accessories. No matter what your clothing budget or aspirations may be, don’t forget your accessories! Plan to leave a little bit aside to invest in accessories that flatter your figure and complete your look.