How to find your fashion style
The way to know your own style or how to improve it is inside you; you don’t have to look any further. In order to get you started, I came up with a list of tips on how to figure out your own fashion style.
1. Identify your interests
Know who you are and what you really like. What are your hobbies? How do you spend your free time? What is your career goal and objective? What is your dream job? Your fashion style has everything to do with all of these things.
2. Look inside your wardrobe
Which articles of clothing do you absolutely love? Which ones do you always try on, but never actually wear? What do they have in common? Is it the color? Is it the cut? Think about it and write down what you’ve learned about yourself.
3. Try on different things
Many times we form preconceptions about ourselves and we think that a certain outfit or accessory wouldn’t look right on us without even trying it on, just because it seems a bit “too much” or “too little”, but when you finally find the courage to try it on, you might say, ‘Oh, why didn’t I think of this before?!’…
4. Who do you look up to?
Do you admire the way someone dresses? What do you like the most about her style? Pinpoint the details that call your attention and try to reproduce them on yourself, but adding your creativity and personal touch.
5. Make a collage
A great way to get a “grasp” on your style is by making a collage of particular pieces or looks that you find in magazines and newspapers. Choose the ones you like the best and can see yourself wearing. Take notes on how they are being used. For example, the combination of different colors and textures (when done harmoniously) can lead to an unexpected modern look. You can use this concept to create your own look.
6. Understand that you can’t wear everything you’d like
It’s true, even though I love some great outfits I find around, I understand that not every one I like is right for me… Depending on the body type, there are certain clothes that should be banned from the closet; and considering the skin tone, whatever it may be, nobody in their right mind can think it’s alright to have their wardrobe look like a rainbow. Sorry…
Once you’re aware of your personal style, consider it when adding new pieces to your wardrobe. Keep in mind that the clothes we never wear are the ones we bought on impulse, with no thinking, and we’ve only realized later that they have nothing to do with us.
“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”