How to Find Your Personal Style: The Ultimate Guide to Defining Your Style?

We live in a world of consumerism. Advertising agencies are constantly trying to convince us why we need to purchase more and more. And with the rapid influx of social media that only fuels trend cycles, the vision of what you genuinely like becomes blurred. Hence, it is difficult to tell the thin line between what you want and what fashion marketing is telling you to like.

In such a case, having a signature look is a breath of fresh air.

In case you're wondering, having a signature look is not about wearing the same type of outfit 30 days a month, like Mark Zuckerberg's grey t-shirts. Well, that can also be your go-to style. But, for me, it's having a style that speaks of functionality, creativity, and versatility.

Your signature style tells others about your personality. And as the wearer, it oozes confidence and individuality.

And when you find your personal style, you become mindful of what you're purchasing because you now understand what items make you feel good and confident. And as we all know, being a focused shopper will save you time and money in the long run.

Ultimate Guide to Defining Your Personal Style

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No matter where you are on the path to mastering your take on fashion, there are specific actions you can take to make an easy transition. ­­­­­­This article outlines the steps to help you discover the particular look that speaks to your most fashionable self.

Know Your Body Type

Knowing how to dress for your body shape is key to naturally looking great and dressing effortlessly. I do not mean that knowing your body type will dictate what you should wear, but it's more like identifying your strengths and building on them.

An image showing the five body types foor women

Start with the Basics that You Can Build On

When it comes to defining a personal style, you do not have to start from zero. We all have closets full of clothes that we never wear. That's where we begin. You can use what you have to build a foundation of what you want your style to look like. Pick pieces that are timeless, versatile, and of more neutral colors.

While basic looks different for each person considering factors such personal preference and profession dictate what we wear. Some great place to start is a fitting pair of jean; an everyday jacket (you can try a blazer, bomber, or motorcycle); non-denim trouser; and a selection of T-shirts and dressers that easily pairs with bottoms that you have in your closet.

Create a Fashion Mood Board

Maybe you currently do not have the resources to dress like the fashion icon you look up to, but it's always a good idea to have a visual of what you want your style to look like.

Having a personal style vision board is the most effective way to break down the difference between the styles you love and how you want to dress daily.

And most importantly, it will help you build a wardrobe you love easily and quickly.

Make Pinterest your friend. Create a style board and pin all the looks you love. Later, go through your pins and select only the ones you want to live in.

From your pins, you can gather what you prefer: pants or skirts, mixing prints and patterns or more monochromatic, and the colors that show up repeatedly.

Once your board is together, use it as a guide while shopping.

Think About your Fashion Icon

Who is the person, dead or alive, celebrity or not, that you look up to as your fashion style icon? Knowing that will tell you who you are, what you like, and who you want to look like. Whoever you like, whether it is Marylyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Beyonce, or Emma Stone, your style icon will help you find your style.

What Accessories Do You Prefer

Don't forget to accessorize. Accessories are a big part of the personal style puzzle and speak a lot about your personality. Identify what you're more aligned with. What do you like? Is it that chunky neckpiece or huge earrings, or both? Or do you love having a bare neck, studs on your ears, and a watch?

Whatever you find most in your jewelry box or mood board may help tell what you prefer and will help identify your personal style.

Finding your personal style is essential to your identity. And if you're struggling, you can start by understanding your body type and going through your wardrobe or looking at your fashion icon. Once you get the picture, you'll better understand what you are and what you want to look like.

And on that note, we hope this article helps you start the journey to defining your personal style.

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