5 Tips on Defining Your Personal Style

Having your personal style locked down is important.  It can save you time in the morning and make shopping a breeze. Personal style is also a huge extension of your personality – you should always gravitate towards pieces that make you look AND feel great. After all, you’re never fully dressed without a smile!  Below I have listed out my top 5 tips on defining your personal style.

5 Tips On Defining Your Personal Style


   1.  Look At Pieces You Wear Most

Do you always fall back on one favorite top? There’s probably a reason! Repeat offenders mean you feel comfortable and happy in those pieces! Shop based on pieces and silhouettes you already love.   Also make note of the silhouettes and cuts that make you FEEL good. No matter your shape or size, it’s what you feel good in!

   2.  Find Style Inspiration

Create a Pinterest Board! Save different looks you love or find a celebrity/blogger whose style you admire and make note of the things she keeps in her wardrobe, be it Alyson Haley’s classic style or Taylor Winklemeyer’s bohemian look.  I have always been a lover of neutral colors and stripes.  I tend to gravitate towards these items – and I plan to continue! I feel the most “me” when wearing them.  Figure out what speaks to you, and pick those tiny details out when defining your personal style.

5 Tips on Defining Your Personal Style
5 Tips On Defining Your Personal Style

Photos via: My Cup of Chic & Sequins & Things

   3.  Consider Your Life and Activities

Do you spend a lot of time outdoors or exercising? Focus on pieces that are perfect for running around – like crisp white t-shirts or versatile sneakers.  Expand your wardrobe for pieces that work well for what you spend the most time doing. If you spend a lot of time in a suit or at the office – invest in classic blazers or tops that can take you from the office to the weekend.

   4.  Create a Timeless Wardrobe

Creating a timeless wardrobe can make getting up in the morning a whole lot easier.  There is no need to sift through piles and piles of clothing! Limit your closet down to 20-30 key pieces that match. Simple black tank tops and plain jeans are much needed staples to any wardrobe! Neutral colors match with just about everything.  Start your wardrobe off with neutral staples and enter in color items as you go.

5 Tips On Defining Your Personal Style

  Photo via: Coral & Charm

   5.  Document!

Keep track of photos of outfits you love.  Keep it all in a book or in a Pinterest board so when you’re having a slow day you have easy ideas!

Here is my Fashion Pinterest Board for you to gather some inspiration! Now create your very own!

Follow Uniquely Women’s board [[ Style & Fashion ]] on Pinterest. 

When in doubt – trust your instincts! If you love a piece, rock it!

What does your personal style look like?


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  • Reply ruthieridley March 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Great tips! I feel like my style is all over the place. I love to dress down and be super chill with the kids and on the weekends, but then I love to get dressed up as well.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:29 am

      Love this! It’s important to have those casual clothes and “going out” clothes. It’s great when you can use those casual items and dress them up with accessories, etc.

  • Reply Amanda March 4, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I’m always on Pinterest to find new ways to wear something or get ideas before I go out shopping!

  • Reply Kamara H March 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    So true, I’ve been trying over the past year or so to really cut down and stop buying things I don’t think are timeless. Love this, thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂


    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Great! Yes I have been working on this for the last couple of years! It has been a game changer!

  • Reply Danielle | Twenty Dollar Date March 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Limiting my closet to 20 key pieces sure would make my life a lot simpler! (And a lot easier to organize and clean up!)

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:41 am

      Easier is always better 🙂 Whatever can save us all a little bit of time!

  • Reply Shamira West March 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    These are great tips! I am always inspired by different fashion bloggers and their style. I definintly try to remember my daily activities and come to find out that I love simple and comfy!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Thanks for the input! This is great 🙂

  • Reply Bethany March 4, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Building your style is so fun! I’m kinda getting a new look down since becoming a mom and am finding it changes my whole life!!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Different life events can definitely change up someones style! Great point!

  • Reply marielle March 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Love this! As a mom to 2, I definitely need to take your advice and reinvest in my style again!!

  • Reply Censie March 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I love the idea of a timeless wardrobe but also I focus on comfort. I find that if I am not comfortable in my clothes I will not wear them again. I love finding great tops for work.

  • Reply theveganistafoodie March 5, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Great tips. I agree, Pinterest is a great style resource.

  • Reply Parpar De real March 5, 2016 at 1:22 am

    This are absolutely a great tips, Honestly I’m not good at my personal style but I’m so glad that you are really good on the style.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Thanks for the kind words! Definitely appreciated 🙂

  • Reply Sage March 5, 2016 at 3:00 am

    I have a very well defined style, which is both a good and a bad thing because my style is very different from the Danish norm, so I have to buy things online or shop while I’m abroad. Working from home is great because I pretty much live in maxi dresses and keep a limited going out wardrobe.

  • Reply Emily Woodard March 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Great tips! I’m just starting to figure out my personal style. It’s definitely simple and comfortable, but still maintains a spark. The toughest thing, for me, is trying to bring out my personal style in my work wardrobe. Since I’m a (young) teacher, I need to keep things mature (aka I need to look older than my students). Sometimes I feel like my style gets lost there.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:56 am

      That definitely would be difficult! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Blazers would definitely be my go-to

  • Reply vegetarianmamma March 5, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    These are great tips. I am working on adding new pieces into my clothes closet, ore than just my basic mom yoga pants and t shirts. I need to find the perfect jeans!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Finding the perfect pair of jeans is a necessity! And then buy a couple pairs – perhaps in different washes!

  • Reply Tammilee Tips March 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I love your fashion choices!! I have been trying to put together new outfits for when we travel and have been loving taking photos in the store to remember for later! ! These are great tips to finding your own personal style.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Thanks for your input! Traveling requires comfy clothes – for sure!

  • Reply amy March 6, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    getting a timeless wardrobe, check hahaha it is so true its a lot easier to get dress in the morning that way and of course you can never look bad in does timeless outfits 😀

  • Reply Amanda Cross March 7, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Absolutely love this post! Developing a personal style is important to you and your closet space. If you feel your style going one way, you can potentially sell clothing that doesn’t fit that style to make money so that you can afford style changes.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Great tip! I’m all about saving money where you can. Where do you sell your clothing? Anywhere specific? I would love to hear!

  • Reply Lexi March 8, 2016 at 8:27 am

    These are seriously great tips! I really need to re-find my style. I had it down when I was working in my office, but now that I work from home and dress more casual, I need to get rid of some items and stock up on some of my favorites.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:51 am

      Yea, girl! That is a fantastic idea 🙂

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