I could go on and on with quotes about style and fashion from famous icons throughout the years, but I won’t bore you with that. Style is different for everyone, it’s comfort, creativity, confidence, and expression. Trends will fade every season and every year, you have to decide what you love and what works for your wardrobe. That doesn’t mean I don’t love the newest Moschino or Marc Jacobs bags, but what I buy works for me and boosts my confidence.
Because everyone’s style ranges and can be a mix of many things, it’s important to eventually fine tune it while buying what you love. Only you can decide what you like and want to wear. Don’t forget to be authentic and express your mood or personality throughout your clothing choices. Below are 5 tips I’ve learned on developing personal style.
- Be Inpsired, Never Replicate
While it can be inspiring to enjoy someone else’s style, only you can create and refine yours. If everyone looked the same this world would be a tedious place. If you aren’t sure where to start, try drawing inspiration from celebrities, fashion icons, boutique’s and even online browsing. While “imitation is the best form of flattery” I find it is best to be true to yourself.
- Spring Cleaning
The best way to figure out what you love to wear and what you don’t is to go through your closet and put outfits together. If you don’t feel comfortable in what you have, or it doesn’t suit your needs – get it out!
- Spend Wisely
Be careful with what you spend your hard earned money on. I like to spend less on trends and fads while spending more on basics and clothes that will last me. This way when something goes out of style I’m not down on myself for spending the money on it!
- Work with your Lifestyle
Where you work will often times decide what you buy, if you work in a hospital and wear scrubs all day you will only need casual and going out clothing. If you work in an office you will need to look more professional. I am lucky enough to have a leinant job where I can wear what I want (for the most part!) Comfort is also key here.
- Size Confident
Although many of us like to squeeze into the smallest size possible, it’s best to work with what your mama gave you and wear what suits (and flatters) your body. Everyone is different and your body type will give you some helpful hints as to how to dress it. Whatever you do, do wear something that makes you feel alive, and your best self. After all, confidence is the best accessory.