Finding your personal style can be difficult, this is something I’m sure most of us have experienced. Just as it can be difficult, the rode to a clean and symbiotic style can also be super long, and I can honestly say that I am no where near the end. However I do feel like I am somewhat on the way there, and I have therefore collected the five main steps to finding your own personal style.
Coming to terms with your body
Knowing your body, and what body type you are is definitely the first thing you should do. This way you can go onto Goole, Pinterest or wherever and find out what exactly works for your specific body type.
Do some people watching
The next step might seem odd, but is definitely worth it. You need to start noticing people and what they wear. What do you find work, and can you get any inspiration and tricks that you can transfer to your own wardrobe? People watching of course can be done on the street, and in your everyday routine, but I personally find Instagram and Pinterest to be great places to pick up some good styling ideas too. Here below you can see a few pictures from some of my favourite fashion Instagram’s as well as a few inspirational photos from my Pinterest board.
Stay on the right track
When you are out shopping it is easy to get distracted by all the cool clothes, and you very often end up coming home with tons of things you don’t really need, and which really do not at all fit together with anything you own, or your overall style. Staying on the right track therefore is super important, and can for example be done by making sure you know what you want or need before you head for the mall. If you are the type to usually fall for impulse purchases it might be beneficial to make a shopping list.
Having a style icon can also be very beneficial because it, like the people watching, is a source of inspiration, yet you are more guaranteed to keep inside a certain limit, where as when you find your inspiration from for example Instagram it is easy to fall in love with tons of different bloggers, with very different styles, something that in the end will create a very confusing wardrobe. Above you can see a few of the people I personally think would make good style icons, even though this of course is very individual. I have also chosen to include a picture of Olivia Palermo and Gwen Stefani although their style is quite far from my own, they are both huge icons, and big when it comes to fashion.
Add some fun items and new trends
In the end when you are finally done with finding your one true amazingly cool and awesome style, it is time to add some fun and more standout items, these might be item that you know you will only use for one season, for example an item that is following a current trend.
After finding your personal style the real challenge is to stick to it, and the easiest way to do this, is by keeping you closet organised, so you always have a good overview of everything you own.