Four Ways to Find Your Personal Style
- May 9th, 2017
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Find your personal style. Fashion enthusiasts and style experts are all advocates of this mantra. Just as two women are not the same, no two styles should be either. Style, much like a woman’s character, can be easily developed. It’s how one introduces personality and individuality into your own brand of fashion.
Style also evolves. No woman retains the same manner of dressing as when she was a teenager. As your personal style evolves, you learn how to refine and enhance it. However, finding your personal style and making a fashion statement with clothing can be elusive endeavors.
Don’t worry as there are a myriad of fashion styles anyone can appreciate. All you need is to find the one that speaks to you, echoes your taste for fashion. Whether you have a penchant for buying purely wholesale street wear or branded retail items is up to you.
Here are four ways to find your personal style:
Find a style icon that inspires you
In this time and age, you have an array of fashion inspiration platforms at your disposal. From the style influences of Instagram to the A-list celebrities of your Facebook feed. The likelihood of finding a style icon that inspires may be low, but that is the beauty of finding your style. You do not need to copy every element of a single style influencer’s taste in fashion. Simply emulate the aspects you do like and incorporate them into your own. Do not choose just one, either. You will get better results with inspiration from a diverse bunch of style icons.
Take stock of the existing items in your closet
One way to develop your personal style is by looking at the fashion pieces you already own. Take out clothes that haven’t been worn in years, and start rebuilding your closet from there. Refine and rebuild your wardrobe and think back to the style icons you have chosen. What were the clothing pieces they wore that you liked? From there, you can start shopping for new clothes to reflect who you today.
Have a signature ensemble or piece
You should have at least one go-to clothing ensemble that is definitive of you. Just as Audrey Hepburn had her ballet flats and cropped pants and Jackie O had her oversized sunglasses, you should have a signature ensemble.
Most women are guilty of being impulse shoppers. They see a fashion item they like today, but don’t think about the long-term investment. When developing your style, it is crucial that you shop with a plan. Avoid having a variety of items that you do not like occupying your closet space.
Start by purchasing fashion trends only when they are on sale and only if you like them. There is no sense in spending a lot of money on something that is temporarily fashionable. Splurge instead on classic items that won’t go out of style.
About the Author
This post was submitted by Katheryn Gumba a guest blogger on iShopThrifty.org, and fashion enthusiast. She also loves to travel and explore new things. She is currently working as a junior copywriter at Seven Wholesale. If you would like to offer fashion advice and tips, share unique finds and what you used them for and/or stories you would simply like to share with other like-minded people, we want to hear from you! Contact us at blogs@iShopThrifty.org.
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