How To Find Your Personal Style
It took me years to find my personal style. I don’t think I knew what style was until I was 21/22. I always had an interest in fashion, but never knew how to look put-together. Working in fashion has helped a lot, as I witness styling on a regular basis, as well as what’s on trend. But that’s not all that’s necessary in finding your personal style, as there are endless contributing factors. I’ll be doing a little how-to on that over the course of this post.
You have to develop and cater your own tastes.
As I’ve said numerous times before, I’m obsessed with monochrome, so that plays a part. Almost 90% of my wardrobe at this point is monochrome, with the exception of two jackets. I don’t own any shoes that aren’t black, white or grey. It may sound excessive, but it works for me. If you’re interested, I’ve listed the perks of an all-monochrome wardrobe here! Hair is also a factor in my personal style, as mine is so vibrant, I like to play down the rest of my look. Hence, monochrome is perfect, as it’s neutral and simultaneously representing what I like. And it all works together, score! I’ve totally sold you on it, right? Knew it.
Your past can contribute to what you like.
The world of emo took over my life growing up (what’s really changed though?), so that also contributes to my wardrobe staples. Band t-shirts, skinny jeans Converse, stripes. It’s funny how a phase like that can contribute to a continuing lifestyle. I only wish I dressed as “cool” back then as I do now. I visibly cringe looking back on what I considered stylish ten years ago. Which makes me wonder if I’ll do that ten years from now, or what I’ll find fashionable then. The point is, the world of fashion is always in a state of flux. New trends emerge every season, and it seems like the world is always struggling to keep up. Following trends is great, but I think creating your own is even better. Who wants to be a sheep in a world full of wolves, after all?
I can give you three tips on finding your personal style. Choose what you like. Choose what makes you feel good and confident. And choose what represents you. If you keep these three points in mind, you’ll never go too far wrong.
What are your tips on finding your personal style?