To find yourself is to find your style. Not everyone is meant to follow fashion trends and that is okay. Be who you were meant to be and create your own path. follow these tips and create your own style.
However, You need to know your likes and dislikes and find out all the underlying aspects you might usually consider unimportant. Based on the insights you gain, you can give your personal twist to your looks. So, scroll down and find out how to do it.
Tips To Find Your Personal Style
1. Know Your Body Type
Knowing your body type is probably where everything starts. No, not because a body type dictates what you should wear, but because you know what kind of clothes would look naturally good on you. It’s more like identifying your strengths and building on them.
2. Scan Your Wardrobe
Skim through your wardrobe and spend a day with your closet. Look at clothes you’ve bought over the last few years, the clothes you’ve repeated the most, the unopened pile, the impulsive purchases, stuff that you one day want to wear or fit into, etc. All of them have stories to tell, and needless to say, the most repeated clothes point towards the style you prefer.
3. Gather Your Looks
Go for a little walk down memory lane, and make a folder with pictures from the past – photos of yourself that you like the most, dresses you often wear, etc. That gives you an idea of what you want, which means you should probably reconsider your closet, chuck everything you do not need, and build further according to your style. Work on adding to those looks, and how you can align them with the current fashion trend. Like adding a scarf, a piece of jewellery, boots, etc. After all, it can be quite boring to wear the same kind of clothing.
4. Think About Your Style Icon
Who is that one person alive, dead, celebrity or not, that you look up to as ‘your personal style icon’? That tells a lot about who you are, what you like, and who you want to look like. Well, more often than not, it does. Are you all about elegance and LBDs like Audrey Hepburn, classy and an absolute diva like Beyonce, eccentric like Lady Gaga or a girl next door like Emma Stone? Whoever it is you might like, your style icons can help you find your style.
5. What Inspires You?
What defines you? Bohemian chic, yogini, classy and feminine, athletic or casual? This probably is the easiest way to find your style. We all have an innate affinity towards a particular style, sometimes we kind of know it, and sometimes we need to hear it from someone – either way, think about it. Do you like throwing on a pair of jeans, a plaid shirt, converse shoes and going for light makeup, etc., to meet a friend, or are you all about being prim and proper? That should decide your future purchases.
6. What Are Your Favorite Colors And Combinations?
Are you all about prints, colours, and everything vibrant? Do you like muted and minimal grayscale outfits? Or, are you all about understated elegance with a slightly mellowed down palette which mostly is about pastels or other softer hues? Take a minute and think about it. If you are looking to have a signature style, colours play a huge role in helping you decide.
7. What Accessories Do You Prefer?
Do you like one chunky piece of neckpiece or huge earrings or both? Is fine jewellery your thing? Or, a bare neck with studs on your ears, and a watch? Accessories are a big part of this puzzle and speak a lot about your personality. Look at your jewellery box or your Pinterest boards, and see what all you use the most and stuff that you’ve always been hesitant to try. Usually, this will be in alignment with the other things we spoke about till now.
8. Do You Have Any Ideologies?
Do you believe in slow fashion? Are you all about using cruelty-free products? Is fashion your thing, and do you like being up to date with the latest trends? Understanding this will help you broaden your horizon while narrowing your scope. Even if you are going trying to try the minimalist lifestyle and see if you can work with a capsule wardrobe, this helps you to a great extent.
9. Look Into Your Shoe Closet
Sometimes, working backwards helps. What are your go-to shoes? What do you wear every single day? Do you like flats? Ballerinas or pumps? Boots or Uggs? Flip flops or sneakers? You ultimately have to match your shoes with your outfit, which means one size always does not fit all.
10. Your Favorite Brands
Do you believe that the quality of clothing is proportional to the brand value? Believe that branded clothes enhance your personality? Or, you don’t care as much about the brand and more about how it looks on you? Do you prioritize a brand or style over comfort? Having favourite brands usually is a big cue to your style, so think about it.