Fashion is the perfect way to show your unique traits to the world, people with good style pay attention to the colour, cut, and fabric of their clothes. The options are endless! Experiment to find out what clothes flatter your figure and express your unique personality. After all, great style is style that is truly your own! You can use the following ways to develop your sense of style.
Identifying a style
Research the style you want to own. Set some parameters to help guide your style. Don’t be afraid to aim for a blend of a few styles, after setting some guidelines for yourself, think of some clothes you could use to help this idea. Start small and consider easy items to find like a jean jacket. Window shop because it will give you an idea of what’s in style right now, and it will give you a chance to see what items you like and dislike.
Style doesn’t have a rule book. You know yourself and your body. Style comes from within; it comes from your personality and aspirations. It is okay to like a clothing trend, just be sure to think twice before you hop on. Take aspects from trends but ultimately hold your own personality, use the current trends to guide your fashion, not dictate to it, wear what you want. Think about what it is you want people to gain from your style, what your outfit will say to strangers. Keep these in mind as you map out some ideas about your style.
Shopping for your style
Since you know what you want your style to be like now, then go shopping, upgrading your wardrobe can be an expensive endeavour. If you have a smaller budget, consider buying in small size and don’t feel obliged to update everything you own. Create a budget of how much you’ll allow yourself to spend before going shopping and create a list of the essentials you need before going don’t get stuck shopping to feel good if you can’t afford it.
Pick someone to come along with you who either dresses well or plays devil’s advocate to your style, having a pal around can help you sift through clothes faster and more efficiently. It helps to have someone whose opinion you trust about certain clothes you aren’t sure about, don’t succumb to uncomfortable clothes for fashion.
Dressing in your style
You can have a lot of nice pieces of clothing but it’s not going to dazzle anyone unless you know how to put them together, learn what colours work well together. Take a look at a colour wheel and study what colours complement each other. Know when to rock heels and when to go for sneakers. Jewels and other accessories can change an outfit from being okay to being in style. Know how much jewelry is too much. Take everything in moderation when first trying out new techniques for your outfit, never settle on a style if you want more out of your appearance.
Lastly, be confident. Wear your clothes, don’t let your clothes wear you! Style is meant to empower you, it’s not supposed to make you self-conscious. Don’t feel obligated to stay in your comfort-zone. Also, know that one bad day of fashion won’t taint you for life.