In the beginning when I try to define my personal style that it’s a frustrating task for me. Do you feel the same way? Honestly, it happens to all of us at some point, whether we are fresh out of college and trying to figure out our new professional style etc. No matter what point in our life, we may find ourselves in, which it’s always good to have a great sense of self.
In my opinion, the most important point to find your personal style is being confident and knowing yourself. So if you have confident, then we can skip this which I gonna share some way to teach you how to find your style.
Today’s post is a step-by-step guide on the major key to knowing your personal style is thay it will keep you from purchasing pieces you know you will never wear and how to find your personal style based on your coloring, skin tone and personality. I’m walking you through how to curate your own style board, pinpoint your colors and textures of choice, find your style icon and create a personalized shopping guide for self-styling made simple.
Five Basic Style Types
I break style up into five basic types which is Minimalist, Classic, Trendy, Vintage, Individualist. In my case, I prefer the classic one, but sometime my style is more like minimalist which you can chose the different type as your style and mix them to be individualist
Minimalist– your wardrobe is a reflection of your modest lifestyle. You like clothing that’s comfortable and easy to care for. Dressing up is probably not your favorite thing to do. The standard outfit for a minimalist could be jeans, a tee or sweatshirt, and flats or sneakers. Simple tops, slacks, and flats will do the trick for the minimalist in the office.
Classic – Your look is polished and well put together. You believe in using traditional pieces to build your wardrobe foundation. You also like to add jewelry, classic handbag and cute shoes to make an outfit stand out. You have more of a timeless style. Structured and tailored pieces can be found in your closet.
Trendy – You are always up-to date with your wardrobe. The trendy or chic girl tends to refresh her style with the changing seasons. This girl always looks like she just stepped off the runway. Trendy or chic can be defined by a powerful look and sharp lines that appears effortless.
Vintage – your wardrobe tends to reflect your artsy lifestyle. Your happy and carefree personality comes across in your everyday style. A soft and feminine style with a slight edge.
Individualist – the individualist loves to stand out. You are drawn to pieces that are bold and fun. The minimalist is great at mixing those old-school thrift store finds with more up to date pieces. Your wardrobe is like your personality; fun, daring, blunt, and full of risks.
However, you can answer to those questions which let you find your style easily.
How would you describe your overall look?
b. Trendy and up to date
c. Vintage with a feminine vibe
d. Sophisticated and well put together
e. Casual and effortless
3. How would your friends describe you?
a. Playful and spirited
b. Sharp and direct
c. Relaxed and liberal
d. Traditional and proper
e. Down to earth, charitable, comes off as dull
After you answer the questions that you will narrow down descriptive keywords for your style. Based on your answer and how you describe your style genre, define your personal style with 3-5 keywords. I’d say mine are chic, effortless and elegant inspired. Defining your style will help you find pieces that best represent you.
Start scouring your favorite stores and online shops to collect items into a guide. These are items you feel now fit into your personal style based on each of these activities, and when I say “collect” I don’t necessarily mean go out and buy as soon as possible — this task is to prepare you for future wardrobe purchases. I suggest capturing clothing items that appeal to you most that you’d like to buy or find dupes for and put them together in a format that’s easy for you to digest, refer back to and shop from (digital image folder, collage, etc.). This will serve as a shopping guide for you and will make referencing your personal style super simple and direct from now on.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email! Make an appointment which I can help you to find your personal style more speciality in easy way. Have fun curating your personal style and remember that you don’t have to put yourself in a box. Fashion should be fun and there are no rules! Thanks so much for reading and have an amazing weekend.