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.
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.
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.
Photo via: Coral & Charm
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!
When in doubt – trust your instincts! If you love a piece, rock it!
What does your personal style look like?