Have you always marvelled at other people who seem to have their style all figured out? People who always look flawless and put together, no matter how they dress? Here’s a secret: this rarely happens by accident! If you want to figure out your own personal style, you’re going to need to be willing to experiment. Here are some pointers that should help you to find your own style in no time:
1. Avoid Trends
First, you need to avoid trends. You’ll never find your own personal style if you’re hopelessly buying into trends. Trends come and go far too quickly! Being on trend is not the same as being stylish. Style is extremely personal to the wearer.
If you are considering buying into a trend, make sure it’s something you’re going to want to continue wearing, even once the trend has died. Consider buying a vintage version of the trend if you can – trends constantly come back around, so there’s bound to be something out there. Buying into a new trendy piece will often mean supporting fast fashion.
2. Make Mood Boards
Mood boards are a wonderful way to get a good idea of what it is you like. You should notice styles, colors, textures, and patterns that you seem to be drawn to. While you may not like to wear the items you like on others yourself, it could be worth giving them a go. See what sort of patterns you notice – for example, do you find yourself favoriting a lot of pictures of people in tough combat boots and summer dresses? It’s probably time to invest in those yourself!
3. Take Pictures Of Your Favorite Outfits
When you feel good in an outfit, take a picture. Why do you think this outfit worked so well for you? Perhaps it was the fact it suited your lifestyle perfectly, while still helping you to feel stylish.
Maybe it was the mix of the tough buzz rickson shirt with jeans that fit you just right. Documenting these outfits will a) allow you to remember so you can wear them again, and b) help you to continue tweaking and honing your style.
4. Figure Out Why Certain Outfits May Not Have Worked For You
Do a little introspection when you change your mind about an outfit, too. Perhaps you loved something on the hanger, wore it once, and then forgot all about it. Why do you think this happened? Maybe it didn’t fit comfortably, or perhaps you found yourself having to pull the hem down every few seconds. Maybe you ended up hating the color and found it washed you out. You can learn a lot about what you like to wear from the outfits you hated. It can also save you a lot of money!
5. Pick A Color Palette
Try to get an idea of a specific color palette. Know which colors you love to wear and those that don’t really work for you. When you’re sure, you could even pick a signature color!
6. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Sometimes, you need to step out of your comfort zone to step into your style. Try to become a little bolder and you might find that magic happens.