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How to Find Your Personal Style

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Fashion holds the power to make you feel confident. But even after knowing the power it holds, most people underestimate it.

Developing your personal style and defining it is an effective communication tool that helps you express your creativity and make lasting impressions. It’s an important aspect of image management that allows you to express yourself without using words.

Your personal style should reflect your lifestyle, creativity, and personal interests. When creating a personal style, you need to ensure that you stay true to yourself and your fashion preferences to express who you truly are. This leaves a great impression on others, encapsulating who you are, what you like, and what you do.

7 Great Tips on Creating Your Personal Style

Developing your personal style requires more than just knowing what you want. It also connects to things you don’t want, things that suit you, and things that bring comfort. Today, with these seven tips, we will help you find your own unique personal style and help you understand the basics to make you aware of what you truly want.

1. Build Confidence


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The most fundamental rule of personal styling is to nurture confidence

The first and foremost rule of personal styling is building confidence. Even if you choose to wear the most expensive designer clothes, if you don’t have self-confidence and don’t have the trust in yourself to flaunt the clothing, even the most elegant pieces won’t help in developing your personal style. Hence, choosing clothing pieces that make you look and feel confident and not self-conscious is essential.

2. Know Your Body Type


know your body type
Understanding your body type

Understanding your body type will elevate your knowledge about yourself and help develop your personal style. No, knowing your body type will not limit you in certain clothing, that’s a common misconception everyone has. But instead, understanding your body type helps you gain an insight into what type of clothing looks the most flattering on your body. This means that you have an understanding of your strengths and would immediately know how to work on building them.

3. Invest in Basic Clothing Pieces and Accessories


Invest in Basic Clothing Pieces and Accessories
Developing personal style by investing in clothing and acessories

The next necessary thing required to develop a personal style that you can stay true to is investing in the most basic clothes and accessories. These usually involve some basic items like shoes, flats, jeans, basic t-shirts, stud earrings, and necklaces. The key strategy behind picking basic clothing is to get pieces that can look good with anything, which you can pair with your existing wardrobe.

4. Experiment with Unique Styles


Experiment with Unique Styles
Curating different clothing styles

Once you have the basic clothing and accessories, it’s time to build your wardrobe further with unique pieces to create different clothing styles. This can oomph up your wardrobe and allow you to show off your style personality. It involves experimenting with your styling choices; hence it’s okay to keep changing your mind. Keep in mind that fashion is fun, and developing your personal style shouldn’t be boring, so keep playing with your personal style until you find something you can feel the best in.

5. Choose a Signature Piece


Choose a Signature Piece
Selecting signature clothing piece

After the basic and experimental clothing, it’s time to choose your signature clothing piece. A part of creating your personal style also involves picking a classic style to call your own that stays true to you. This can include wearing oversized hoodies, fringe jackets, or monogram necklaces. It should be something one can remember about your personal styling choice.

6. Keep Looking for Inspiration


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Look for fashion inspiration

We all have a fashion icon or celebrity who best resonates with our personal style. And if you don’t have one, it’s time to choose one to get an idea of developing the personal style of your taste. Flip through the pages of entertainment or fashion magazines. Find a style icon with a personal styling taste similar to what you want to develop. You can cut out pictures that you find inspiring based on the icon’s fashion sense and hang them in your room.

Try not to copy the same fashion choices. Instead, use these images to get inspired from the fashion elements. Create a fashion board where you can pin these ideas and have a digital copy with you so you can take it along whenever you shop.

Another important thing to note when looking for fashion inspiration is to develop your personal style where the style is not just limited to the current trending fashion sense. To get inspired, you should also delve further into different generations of fashion. Try exploring vintage clothing stores, flip through vintage fashion magazines, or learn about old fashion through old fashion books and explore the origins of the latest fashion trends. This way, you have more fashion elements to look through and integrate with your personal styling.

7. Find a Stylist


Find a Stylist
Stylist helping with devloping fashion style

A stylist can help you create your personal style as they have in-depth knowledge in the field. They can assist you in identifying your body type and giving tips on how to shop the next time you want to shop. By assessing your lifestyle, personality, and fashion preferences, they can gain insight into your personal style preferences. They can offer valuable advice and suggestions based on their knowledge and expertise. And they may recommend specific clothing items, accessories, or brands that align with your personal style.

Bottom Line

The main aim of developing your personal style lies in boosting your confidence. Your style should speak for you and allow you to leave a memorable mark on people. This means that to create a personal style that helps you tell the world who you are, you need to get out of your comfort zone and start experimenting because without understanding your weaknesses, you won’t be able to conquer your strengths!

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