“What’s your personal style?” If you have any sort of interest in fashion, this is a question you are constantly faced with. Heck, I am sure you sit and ponder it yourself.
Nailing down your personal style is actually way harder than it appear. It’s easy to get lost in the ocean of coming and going fashion trends. We get sucked in until we find ourself staring blankly at our closets full of clothing and seeing nothing we could wear or even like.
But knowing your personal style is about more than a nicely curated closet. It is about living each day with confidence and feeling like you in your own body and clothes.
So to help you find your style, and ultimately your voice, here are five tips to get you started on your journey!
#1: Always stay inspired. Staying inspired needs to be on the list of every fashion person, but what exactly does it mean? There is no one place someone should look for inspiration. Follow fashion blogs and magazines; create mood boards; admire different forms of artworks; look around you; experiment with different clothing pieces. It should not be confused with copying somebody else’s style. Instead pull together all these sources of inspiration to make them your own.
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#2: Take your lifestyle into consideration. It is not enough to just like the clothes you have, but also to feel comfortable in them. If they are not practical or inappropriate for your professional environment or persona life, then they probably aren’t “on brand” for your personal style.
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#3: Make conscious choices while shopping. Don’t buy something just because it is on sale or your friend told you it looks good on you. Before making a decision, consider if you actually need it, if it last you a long time of period, if it will go well with the pieces you already have in your wardrobe, and, most importantly if it actually reflects your personal style and you would like to wear it often.
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#4: Remember that the size of your confidence is way more important than the size you wear. This not only a tip on how to find your personal style, but also a lifetime guideline. It honestly could not matter less what the size on the tag. If you love a piece, it looks great on you, and fits your personal style, who cares if it is a eight versus a six? You know what size really matters? The size of your confidence while showcasing your personal style.
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#5: Stay true to yourself. There is nothing worse than doing something you don’t want to do. Forcing yourself to wear something simply because it is trendy or you read somewhere that everyone should wear it is the biggest mistake you can make while trying to find your personal style. It it not about them, it is about you. Everyone is different and this is what make us all unique. Staying true to your own sense of style is the number one thing to do in order to fully form your personal style.
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Now show us your personal style! Be sure to tag @CFashionista on Instagram for a chance to be featured in future articles!