In this day and age, finding your own unique, personal style is what everyone wants. We have put together the 5 key steps you should implement in order to find, define and perfect your personal style, so you can stand out above the rest.
Step 1: Research and Discover
First and foremost, you must do some research to discover what kind of clothing and accessories you like, what suits you and how you can make them work for you. A great way to do this is through the creation of a mood board. This will allow you to create a pictorial representation of the styles you are fond of, combining ideas and seeing what does and doesn’t work. You can either do this the old-fashioned way, creating a collage of sorts or through digital means, with apps and websites such as Pinterest.
Step 2: Address The “Why?”
The next question may prove more difficult. Why do you like these certain looks and styles? You can analyze the images and pictures within your inspirational mood board before making a list of why you like these certain looks. This could be due to certain color schemes, the tight-fitting, or oversized styles you have chosen, or just because you have an obsession with certain items of clothing.
Step 3: Experiment Away!
Two elements should be addressed here. It is important to choose items of clothing and accessories that suit you, your body shape, and your complexion. Everyone has their own form of unique beauty and there are items out there for everyone. Why choose to look like someone else, when you can look like the perfect version of yourself? Emphasize your own beautiful features and accentuate them to their finest. The second point worthy of note is that fashion norms and rules should be thrown out the window. If you think something looks good on you, go with it! The main rule here is, there are no rules and experimentation is essential. Say goodbye to conventions. If something suits you, roll with it, whether this is sewing on embroidered patches, wearing neon clothing, or going all leather, the choice is yours.
Step 4: Find The Items
Now you have created a mood board, reiterated why you want to style yourself a certain way, and experimented to your heart’s content, you will have begun to form a clear idea of what style you are going for. The next step is to shop away. Adding your newly discovered items to your collection of clothing will allow you to mix and match, curating a set of personally chosen items that you can use however you please.
Step 5: Say Goodbye To Trends
This is more of a reiteration of the point, but it is extremely valid. Finding your own personal style means you don’t need to follow a strict set of guidelines. Trends fade away, while style is forever, so ignore what you see in the media, the high street, and online, and just do whatever you want to do.