How to Develop Your Own Sense of Style
Yes, we know that it’s easier said than done, but you know what? Developing your own sense of style doesn’t have to be as tricky as you probably think, so make sure to keep on reading if you want to learn how to get it done. Here are five ultimate tips on how to accomplish this important goal, so check them out and enjoy!
Get inspired by girls who have a great sense of style
Contrary to what many people would say, the biggest challenge of developing a personal style isn’t having enough clothes to wear. If you’ve ever experienced the ‘closet full of clothes, nothing to wear’ situation, you know what we’re talking about. This means that the first step towards developing your own sense of style is drawing inspiration from girls whose style you love. So, start with collecting outfit ideas and follow Instagram accounts that display the style you prefer. Besides that, you can also create a unique Pinterest board where you can keep fashion inspiration and save the clothing combos you gravitate towards.
Choose your style trademark
The next step is choosing your style trademark, and this one should be fairly simple – especially if you already have a specific garment or accessory you love to wear daily. For example, Carrie Bradshaw was known for her beloved Manolo Blahnik shoes, whereas everyone knew Blair Waldorf for her flawless headbands. For example, if you love accessorizing, but you want to keep your look sleek and classy, you should opt for elegant engraved watches which will undoubtedly add a personal touch to your outfits. On the other hand, if you’re a huge fan of versatile sneakers, why wouldn’t you incorporate them into your everyday combos? Just let yourself loose and you’ll do a great job!
Embrace your shape
Embracing your shape is another essential aspect of building your personal style, even though you can freely wear whatever you want regardless of your body shape. However, learning to dress for your body type is a great starting point simply because you’ll be able to accentuate your best features and come up with a flawless combo in the blink of an eye. Apart from that, dressing according to your body shape will give you a boost of confidence, which will inevitably make you both look and feel great in your outfit. So, don’t be overly critical of your body and embrace your assets instead. That’s the only way to succeed.
Learn how to look expensive without breaking the bank
Looking expensive isn’t just about investing hundreds or thousands of dollars in brand new clothes. In fact, it’s all about learning to look your best without breaking the bank, which can sometimes be extremely challenging. First of all, you should make sure that the clothes you’re wearing are clean and wrinkle-free. There’s nothing worse than a nice outfit that’s all wrinkled up, so bear that in mind. Wearing the right undergarments is another important factor, as the ones that fit poorly can result in unattractive bumps and lumps that can show under the clothes. Try shopping vintage, you can find real gems for the fraction of the price.
Master the art of combining clothes
Dressing like a mannequin from your favorite store is no longer a thing, which means that you’ll have to invest some time and effort in your future clothing combos. And no, it doesn’t mean that you should buy a bunch of brand new clothes and start matching them – on the contrary, you should mix new garments with vintage ones, as well as affordable pieces with designer items. The key to success lies in the balance, and the same goes for transitioning your closet in-between seasons, too. Just keep it simple, take one step at a time, and you’ll find what works best for your personal style, without a shadow of a doubt!
Even though it often seems like an impossible mission, developing your sense of style doesn’t have to be as challenging as you thought. If you want to accomplish that goal and become your own fashion inspiration, all you have to do is to stick to our tips and keep up with our guidelines. Once that’s done, success is guaranteed!
Thank you for reading and keep styling,
Guest Post by Peter Minkoff