Every person you interact with, follow, or are friends with has one thing in common: deciding what to wear every morning. Whether we know it or not, we all make fashion choices, and those choices solely depend on how we view ourselves and what we want to show the world. However, deciding what to wear and figuring out what our personal style is isn’t always an easy task.
There are so many possibilities that it can be overwhelming sometimes, and, with all the existential crises we have on a daily basis, I can’t blame you for wondering who you are on any given day. I plead guilty to asking myself that question way too much. But hey, luckily for us, fashion doesn’t have to be a uniformed and mandatory thing. There are, however, ways to help discover your personal style; here are three I live by.
There’s so much you can discover about yourself if you are willing to try all kinds of pieces and style. If you don’t allow yourself to experiment, you are robbing yourself of a fun and possibly life-changing experience. The beautiful thing about experimenting is that you can figure out what you like and don’t like. It’s also a fun way to get creative and really play around with pieces.
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It is really easy to remain in our comfort zones, but it it’s an awful thing to not know. If you like something you normally wouldn’t wear and are a little on the fence about it, just say yes to trying it on! There is literally no harm in doing so. You may be surprised at how many times you think you wouldn’t like or be into something until you actually try it and see for yourself. Your imagination can only take you so far. And if you don’t like it, that’s totally okay; you no longer have to wonder and imagine what it would’ve looked like on.
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3—Trust your gut
This is the most important one in my opinion. Newsflash: no one knows you better than you. If you try something on and you really like it, then this is a perfect way to learn something about your personal style. Sometimes I’ll look at a piece and automatically know that it’s me because I can feel it in my gut and I’m able to see myself wearing it. If there’s a piece of clothing that calls out to you and grabs your attention, trust your gut. Most likely it’ll be something you’ll love and wear multiple ways.
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Discovering your personal style doesn’t have to be tedious or a hassle. It can be fun, as long as you’re willing to give it a try. What will be the new trend you’ll say yes to? Let us know in the comments below!