Whether you are going out on a casual weekend or a night out on the town with your friends, the clothes you wear will likely have a huge impact on how you feel. Some people don’t give clothes a second thought. For others, it is really important that you piece together a stylish outfit that shows off your personality, personal style and is a head-turner for the event in question. Not only that, but clothes also have the power to make you feel comfortable and confident. Especially for those of us now rapidly approaching middle-age. So, if you don’t know what to wear or have your own personal style yet, it can be challenging and stressful when trying to plan the right ensemble. It is hard enough trying to choose clothes to wear casually every day, let alone if you are going out on the town, or away for a weekend.
If you’re not sure how to find fashion that works for you, here are some top tips to help you find your style, no matter what the occasion!
How To Find Your Personal Style
Your personal style can be an important form of self-expression for some people. For others, it is a way to feel comfortable and confident in clothing on a daily basis. When you figure out your personal style, you are set for life and you will find buying clothes and creating ensembles for different occasions a breeze.
It is important to note that your personal style may change over time, and that’s okay. Start with these top tips, then just revisit them every time you feel like you need a refresh of your wardrobe. It is also important to set realistic expectations. This is a journey that you are about to embark on, so make sure that you take your time, experiment with different things until they feel good, and keep an open mind.
To get started with finding your own personal style, it is a good idea to spend some time on visual platforms, such as Instagram and Pinterest. You may also like to go people-watching from local coffee shops. This is a great way to open your mind up to all the different kinds of styles that people have pieced together themselves. This way you can save pictures and get thinking about the kind of things you like.
Find The Things You Don’t Like
Just as you find the clothing items and styles that you like, it is just as important to learn about the styles that you don’t like. Everyone’s taste will be different, and that is okay. This will save you time and energy as you will have a list of items to avoid.
Create A Mood Board
A mood board is a great way to document the things that you like, so you can begin to see a pattern in the types of colours, items and designs that you might want to try. Eventually, you will have a whole selection of things to choose from. You can create a mood board on Pinterest, and save the items you see, or you can create it on something like Canva.
Every person has a different body shape, and it is important to understand yours. This will be a very important part of your styling process so that you find the clothes that not only fit you properly but will also compliment your body shape. Many people don’t realise how much of an impact it can have, but it is why you can like a t-shirt on someone else, but not yourself. There are a range of different body shapes, for example, triangle, diamond, top hourglass, bottom hourglass, and many more. You will need to measure different parts of your body to figure out what your body shape is. You can then shop for the items that are best suited to your body shape.
Find What Silhouettes And Colours You Like
Clothes come in a range of different shapes and colours. As you begin to piece together your mood board and body shape, you can begin to experiment in the shops and try on different clothes. This will help you see what kind of silhouettes you like on your body and the colours that you enjoy wearing. You may also consider what colours go best with your skin tone, eye colour and hair colour for even more effective styling!
Create A Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is a concept whereby you purchase items that can be utilised in a range of different ways. The idea is that you have fewer items in your wardrobe, so you can be more eco-friendly, but these items are completely adaptable and can be worn in a variety of ensembles, so you would never know you are re-wearing items! Fast fashion has become a huge problem, and this is a great way to save money and the environment, all while being stylish. There are many benefits to creating a capsule wardrobe in addition to your bank account, including that the items will be of a higher quality and last longer, they will help you create a good base for all your outfits so you spend less time stressing over what to wear, and they will go with anything! Use your mood and inspiration board and see what items come up over and over again, and meet the criteria above. This will help you piece together your own capsule wardrobe.
Accessories are the most important part of an outfit, as they will make or break it. Just as you do with your clothing, you should take a look online when you are out for jewellery inspiration. This can be anything from earrings to necklaces and bracelets. Some people are now getting even more creative, and you may find other body jewellery ideas, such as long chains that wrap around your stomach. Jewellery has the power to turn your mundane office outfit into a classy and sophisticated ensemble, or your plain dress for a night out into a funky outfit that turns heads all night long. Make sure you create a selection of jewellery that you can utilise with every outfit.
Piecing together an outfit can be challenging, and even stressful for some people. Understanding your personal style can be a huge help. Follow these top tips to help you put together your own personal style, so you never have to stress about finding an outfit again!
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