Updated: May 15
For some of us, preferences and style statements became crystal clear as we moved through our 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. For others, style is something undefined, since doesn't seeing quite so clearly.
Dress with peace & confidence. These 5 steps tips, will help you to create your own style without being the copy of any celebrity or someone else.
The first step to finding your personal style is to gather all the data. Learn more about yourself and seeing what sticks, and what does not. Through:
Fashion week shows
History, and more
Start out with what works for you. By taking inspiration from the world around us, we can home in on what specifically makes sense for our wardrobe. Make a Pinterest board, watch your favorite old movie, and have a clothing swap with friends.
Be honest with yourself about what your lifestyle is and what is most practical for that. I can’t tell you how many beautiful frilly dresses I’ve longingly passed in stores or online, but that simply isn’t my reality. A “truth” the fashion industry tries to convince us of is that if we like something, we have to have it. Slow fashion is encouraging us as consumers to make peace with the fact that we can’t own or wear it all, and we shouldn’t. Some things are better appreciated from afar.
Once you find items that feel right, and a style that feels comfortable, lean into the items you gravitate toward and that you have determined to be practical for your life. Let confidence build each time you realize that the way you dress is your way, and not a carbon copy of someone else. We’ve so often been lost in a sea of sameness. Free yourself up to be uniquely you.
The last step is to get creative. After finding what is right for you, and makes you feel special, there’s room for experimentation. Discovering your personal style doesn’t mean that your wardrobe can never change. We, as humans, are always changing and so too will our style, but with a better understanding of who we are as a whole. Aside from huge life events, we grow in small, nuanced ways. Our wardrobes can grow with us, but our style remains the same at its core. Your style is an extension of you. Let it be.