Do you see all these Instagram influencers and celebrities rocking their favorite outfits and wonder why can’t you look so fetch? If so, the truth is you can be just as eye-catching as they are, but only after you’ve found your signature style. Not every piece of clothing looks good on everyone, just like not every color makes everyone’s figure or complexion flattering. Therefore, check out some of the handy tips that will help you on your way to finding your personal style.
Look for inspiration
If you can’t figure out how to create stunning ensembles out of all the clothes you own, looking for inspiration should be a step one in creating your personal style. Fashion magazines, Pinterest, and Instagram are filled with pictures of amazing outfits that will certainly sparkle your imagination and give you plenty of ideas to fashion your next iconic look. Look for the colors that you love and filter out all the patterns and hues that don’t make you look your best so that you can browse only through the pieces that you’d actually love to wear.
Even after spending hours online or flipping through the pages of fashion magazines, you might not discover what your personal style should be all about. This is the time when you need to consult a professional who’ll know exactly what clothes will look fabulous on you. Depending on the color of your hair, your height, your build and above all your personality, a professional stylist will know exactly how to dress you and teach you which tops, skirts, and dresses will flatter your physique. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to follow the trends and how not to make yourself another fashion victim, but the next trendsetter who can stand shoulder to shoulder with all of the Instagram fashion divas.
Try on various clothes
Clothes on the rack can look deceiving so don’t always trust what you see but try on that pair of boyfriend jeans before you rule them out. Look for stylish eco-friendly clothing that will become the next big part of your ensemble and, aside from staying trendy, contributes to saving the environment. Blue may have never caught your eye, but if you’re blonde and have a fair complexion, baby blue will look gorgeous on you. Therefore, even if you don’t find a certain cut, color or pattern chic, at first sight, do try it on and see for yourself how easily you can be surprised.
Your wardrobe is probably cramped with various sweaters, coats, and trousers that you’ve barely worn, simply because they apparently didn’t go with anything. Well, this is the time for you to take all of the clothes out of the closet and see how many outfits you can put together out of all the tops, skirts, jeans, dresses and accessories. If you haven’t worn a few skirts from your closet in a while, try them on again and see whether you can make them a part of any future outfit or if they should go to the charity pile. This can also be the moment when you’ll rely on your favorite Pinterest boards and jog your memory with all those saved pins you have, which will probably give you at least one good idea and stop you from throwing away any of your clothes.
Invest in signature pieces
After you’ve decided what you’ll keep and what you can give away, sit down and revise how many signature pieces you actually own. Regardless of the style you’ve opted for, a black leather jacket should be an essential part of your wardrobe. The same goes for a white shirt, a pair of black pumps, and a well-fitted blazer. Cigarette pants, a silk blouse, and a little black dress are all must-haves that you can easily adjust to whichever style you want to rock. A white sweater, a black turtleneck, alongside gold earrings, is something that every style can work well with, so don’t be afraid to invest in those pieces the next time you laid your eyes on them.
Creating your own personal style doesn’t have to be the worst task in your life. All you need is a little bit of inspiration and guidance to master the art of fashion and learn how to create a gorgeous outfit. Just make sure you have all the essential pieces, look constantly for inspiration and don’t be afraid to ask for help whether from friends or from a professional in order to make everyone’s head turn once you walk past them.