Developing and reinventing our personal style can be a struggle. We’ve all been there at least once, if not multiple times, gazing into our closet full of clothes but not finding what we need for a particular event or outfits that are suitable for our careers. So regardless of where we are in life we should be able to maintain our fashion identity. Here are five steps to develop your personal style.
1. Look For Inspiration
Do some research on some of your favorite style icons via Pinterest, Google, or Instagram to gather inspiration from their looks. Also look into some fashion influencers and as well and see who's style resonates with you. Pulling different types of inspiration from several sources is a great way to figure out what you like and dislike.
Looking through your wardrobe will help you identify your current style, what you like about it and what you wish you could change. This will help you get a sense of what you feel most comfortable wearing. While you do this, the following questions should be on your mind;
- Is it worn out or faded?
- Is it more than three years old?
- Is it out of style?
- Does it fit?
- Does it match anything else in my wardrobe?
- Has it been hanging in my closet unworn for more than six months?
3. Consider Your Lifestyle and Career
The perfect wardrobe should not only represent your vision and creativity, but also be tailored to your lifestyle. Consider the image you are trying to present to the world because you want your style to reflect your personality, but it also has to make sense in your field of work and your overall lifestyle.
4. Own The Right 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 a street style a bold necklace for a more serious look 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.
5. Be Original and Confident
A very important factor to developing your style is to be original an true to yourself. Don’t focus on the size or the designer label as this will affect your creativity. Experiment with different patterns, textures, accessories, and shoes because ultimately it all boils down to feeling good in your own skin as your style should always reflect your individuality, and personality. Being stylish is owing your style and being proud of it!