It’s the first thing people notice when they see you, before they actually get the chance to talk to you and know you. I’m talking about your clothes and your style, of course!
While your personal style can be difficult to define, learning to embrace it is essential. Fortunately, that’s where I come in!
Our team of style experts (including moi) rely on a set of questions to help our shoppers determine what they love and what fits best for their personal life(style).
And you know what? Finding your personal style is way easier than you think!
Here are 7 steps to follow to embrace your personal style just like a stylist!
Step 1: Look for Style Inspiration
The first step to determining your style is figuring out what you love! Instagram and fashion blogs are a great place to start to find style inspiration. Make sure you save your favourite looks by saving them to Pinterest or on your phone.
Step 2: Consider your Lifestyle
It’s necessary to consider what your day-to-day is like and to build a wardrobe around whatever life throws your way. After all, your personal style should be true to your lifestyle and come together effortlessly.
Step 3: Label It
Once you’ve established what you love and also need in your wardrobe, don’t be afraid to put a label on it. Think of a few words that define your style like “classic”, “bohemian”, or “feminine”, and write them down to clearly define your style. Choose more than one word, but stick to no more than three.
Step 4: Choose a Signature Piece
True style icons always have a signature piece. Iris Apfel has her glasses, while Carrie Bradshaw has her Manolo Blahniks. I’m well-known for rocking mini skirts and various tights styles! What’s your signature? Start by choosing something small like an accessory.
Step 5: Embrace your Shape
To always feel your best you should play to your strengths. If you know a certain cut or piece that looks great on you, don’t be afraid to embrace it as often as you want. It’s the easiest way to feel confident everyday!
Step 6: Dare to be Different
You can’t help it if you love certain colours and prints, and that’s what makes your style so personal! Opt for the items you love and can’t stop thinking about it. Trends will come and go, but your personal style is forever!
Step 7: Love your Look
Finally, your personal style can’t be YOUR PERSONAL STYLE if you don’t absolutely love it! You should feel 100 percent good in everything you wear and if you don’t; toss it! Follow this rule to truly embrace your personal style.