We can easily recognize “signature style” on someone else, but creating one for ourselves is not as simple. These 9 steps will help you create a style that’s your own and be recognized as a fashionable girl who’s above short-termed trends.
Accept your body shape
This is the single most important thing on this list. You should always work around the body you have, not the body you wish you’d have. Find the items that fit you better than the others and stick to them.
Find your signature pieces
Most of the style icons have a signature ‘something’ that makes their style recognizable. Find inspiration in celebrities: Caroline Issa is always seen with a perfect red lipstick, Olivia Palermo’s hair is always on point, Anna Wintour rocks sunglasses, Tine Andrea loves the plaid print. Find your thing.
Invest in pieces you will wear for a long time
Once you find what looks best on you, you’ll want the items to last you a long time. Invest in quality clothes that will handle wear and tear for years.
Create your mood board
Let your subconscious work for you. Instead of starting from scratch and getting lost in millions of possibilities, start looking for the pictures of the outfits you love. Pretty soon you’ll be able to see recognize what are the things that you like more than others.
Learn to recognize items you’d never wear
Besides finding what you love, it’s also important to see what you don’t like at all. Don’t think that you need to blindly follow fashion bloggers’ advice, even though all of them are wearing a certain item; it may not be your cup of tea and that’s okay.
Find your colors
Not all the colors look the same on you, so find those that complement your hair and skin in the best way.
Look for inspiration everywhere
You don’t have to look up to celebrities and fashion bloggers exclusively. It’s great if you have someone around you who can be your style inspiration – your mom, sister, boss, or even your grandma with amazing vintage pieces.
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Don’t buy too much
If you have hundreds of items to pick from, you will find yourself feeling overwhelmed and rotating the same few outfits all the time. Research the concept of the Capsule wardrobe, it goes great with a concept of unique style.
Uniforms? Not necessarily a bad thing
Having a personal uniform will make things so much easier for you. Lucy Williams often wears jeans, a white tee, and ankle boots and always looks impeccable. Is there a uniform you can create for work that will make dressing up in the morning the easiest thing in the world?