Let us preface this by saying that defining your look is something that happens over time. You evolve, and so does your style no matter what stage of life you’re at. Finding your signature style, can make life so much easier. Why? You’ll know what you’re looking for when you shop, and you’ll know exactly what to put on every day. That isn’t to say you can’t experiment with different styles. You just need to have an idea of what you like and don’t like! If you’re struggling to find your personal style, here are some tips to mastering it:
Look at your Wardrobe: a lot of us subconsciously start a healthy collection of items of clothing that make us feel great, and just feel like us. So, look at your closet and see what those things are. Is it light denim? Is it midi dresses? Stripey tops? Once you start to see those things, you’ll know that those items will make up the bulk of your signature look.
Use Pinterest as a Mood board – and pin the style you love and start looking at them collectively to see what it was about their wardrobe that clicked with you. Was it the colour palette they worked with? The silhouettes they chose? The accessories they used? You can try doing this yourself by collating a range of outfits from your style icons and pinpointing the commonality between them all. Once you’ve identified them, then you can use them to create your signature look
Describe what you see: it often helps to label things. So, look at what you wear, and think of words to describe it. Would you describe your look as classic? All about bohemian? Edgy and cool? You’d be surprised to know that often once you label your look, it makes it much easier to really spot the things that are you.
Compliments, Compliments, Compliments: what are you often wearing when people tend to send compliments your way? You may find a connection amongst them. So, if you earn major style praise on an outfit, that could be something that underpins your signature look.
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