When we see a woman with great style, we often do a double take. What is it that makes us admire what someone else is wearing? Can we learn to develop our own personal style in the ever-changing pace of fashion and trends? Of course, we can. It isn’t about dieting or changing our bodies in any way that isn’t genetically possible, it’s about confidence. The way we feel like a million dollars when we put on an outfit that fits perfectly and suits us to a tee. The most important thing to remember in personal style is self-care and taking pleasure in it.
As we develop our personal style, there are some things we should be mindful of. We’ve created an easy 4 step guide to discovering your own personal style:
1. Developing a personal style isn’t innate or instantaneous, most people develop a personal style from understanding a least a few of the below:
2. Identifying your body type and dressing for it as opposed to dressing for the fashion model on the runway is a great place to start when you’re developing personal style. Most of us have imperfectly perfect bodies which fashion trends and even many celebrities have embraced. Just a few are:
3. Great women of style often have a “uniform” that creates a look for which they are recognized. Take a look at:
4. Owning style staples makes it easier to develop and enhance your personal style with current trends. Women with great style usually have key pieces they build a look around to suit the lifestyle and impression they want to present to the world. Whether you’re into neutral minimalism or structured maximalism, printed frocks or streetwear, having quality staples on hand is critical. Staples I believe are great places to start are:
Personal style should embolden you to be confident in the way you present yourself to the world. It should be a representation of the way you want others to remember you. Most people think style is about first impressions but a true woman with style knows that you leave making a lasting affect. While establishing your preferences can be a long process, two important things to remember when defining your personal style are to choose pieces that suit the lifestyle you lead and to invest in quality pieces that will last.
How long did it take you to develop your personal style? Do you have any key pieces you can’t live without? We’d love to know. Leave us a note in the comments.