8 Oct 2017

Finding Your Personal Style


If I were to describe my fashion taste to you, I would say it was mostly black, basic and comfortable. It is no secret that all I live are Converses, oversized clothing and jeans. I mean, if it was socially acceptable to leave the house in my dressing gown... I so would! 

Anyway, finding my 'personal style' has been something I've been trying to figure out for probably the past 10 years. And I think I am 98% there, which is pretty good in my opinion.

I feel like finding a personal style is some people may find quite difficult, like myself. So I thought I'd share my thoughts (I wouldn't quite describe it as advice or tips) on how you can start getting some ideas on how to do this.



FIND SOME INSPIRATION


I love scrolling through Pinterest or Instagram seeking style inspiration. I find it so interesting finding new ways to style a plain shirt or a particular pair of boots. Looking at other people's style definitely helps in term of finding my own style. You get ideas of what you like and what you don't like, which is just as important.


Try creating Pinterest boards of different outfits so that you can refer to these when shopping or putting together outfits. Instagram now has a handy feature where you can save images to boards, so make sure you utilise that too!


DON'T BE AFRAID TO EXPERIMENT


I sometimes like being different and trying different combinations. I recommend experimenting with different clothing styles just so you can figure out what actually looks good on you and makes you feel good. If you are normally an all black kinda gal, feel free to step out of your comfort zone and try bright yellow or something.




TRY THE TRENDS

I'm going to be honest and say that I used to hate going with the trends. But recently, I've found that it is really helpful because it helps you find your own style within that trend. For example, loafers. I think some loafers would look funny on me because they either made me look like a grandma or they made me look like I was playing dress up in someone else's shoes. So, once I found a pair that suited me, made me feel comfortable and went with the rest of my wardrobe... it was great!


BE CONFIDENT


Being confident in what you wear is a must. In order to find your own sense of style and fashion taste, make sure you are wearing clothing that you actually like and feel fabulous in. I love trying different 'themes' because it helps me to channel a different vibe. Work wear makes me feel more professional and oversized clothing makes me feel more at ease.




SHOP WITH A FRIEND



Sometimes it helps to get other peoples opinions. If you are unsure about something, ask for a second opinion from someone you trust so you can decide on whether to buy a certain pair of trousers or a dress. Whether it is online shopping or at the shopping mall, take a friend to be your Gok Wan. You never know what might come out of it!




And there we have some ways you can find your personal style. I hope this helps!

Leave any of your thoughts and tips in the comments below!

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