Do you often feel your clothes too boring? Or can’t think of two or three head-turning outfits at the top of your head?
A lot of people are often oblivious that there actually is a style out there that works for them and one that reflects their taste. This does not have to be a fashion style that is standard or textbook.
You can come up with your own unique style by pairing up things you love and a few more pointers. To help you get out of a clothing rut and define yourself through your dressing, here are 14 easy ways that will guarantee you are looking your best;
Identify your body type
The first step to identifying your fashion style and looking good in whatever you wear is knowing your body shape (apple, pear, hourglass, rectangle, inverted triangle…etc.). This will help you know specific ways to dress your body.
Choose a style icon
Find a style icon, celebrity or not, whose style you identify with or like. This can be someone who has the same body shape as you. See how they dress and try to emulate them in your own way.
Be confident in your skin and unique fashion style. Confidence goes a long way when it comes to looking good. You don’t want to be that girl who keeps pulling her mini skirt down or top up. Make sure you wear something that you are comfortable in.
Love, shop and dress for your current body
Dress for the body that you have today. Of course, dream for a fitter body if you want to, but don’t hate the one you are in. This also goes for shopping; buy clothes that fit your current body to avoid ill-fitting clothes, or storing clothes you may never wear.
Get looks and prints that work for your body shape
For instance, if you are an apple shape, try flared or boot cut pants, as opposed to skinny jeans and straight leg pants. For a pear shape, go for designs that show off your tiny waist.
Avoid too much of the same color
Mix things up every now and then to highlight and accentuate different areas of your body.
Shop according to your affordability
Don’t go way above your means in your style spending. You want to be consistently chic. So to stay on a streak, live within your means and upgrade as your account upgrades.
Try out new things
Do not limit yourself; drop the “I don’t wear skirts, I hate yellow, I can’t pull off a crop top” talk
You can do it all. You just got to try it the right way and see if it works out for you.
De-clutter your closet
Do this by building a capsule wardrobe; if you haven’t worn something in the past one year, it has to go. Also, try assuming that you are out shopping every time you peek into your closet. If you wouldn’t buy a particular item today, it also has to go.
Dress according to your lifestyle and goals
Dress how you want to be addressed. Dress how you want to present yourself to the world today, while having in mind who you want to be tomorrow, and think of how your current style decisions will impact on your future.
Accessories have the ability to transform any look instantly. You can never go wrong with any of the must have accessories. To effectively define your fashion style, own at least 5 of the above.
Know your measurements
Not only should you be familiar with your measurements, but also wear the right ones. Don’t go for ill-fitting pieces just because you think they are cute and unnoticeable. People notice, and these pieces tend to distort your look. You can try simple ways to know your measurements, without seeking help from a professional.
Find a signature piece
To have a strong, yet unique fashion style, it is important to find you a signature piece; be it a bag, jewelry or any other accessory. With this, no matter what you wear, you will always feel like yourself.
Draw inspiration from your closet
To be who you truly are, while identifying your fashion style, take a trip inside your closet and observe what items you have in excess. Is it boots, jeans or just plain old tees? Find cool and chic ways to rock these, because after all, you look your best when you are being yourself.