“Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others. ~Anna Wintour
Growing up I wanted to be fashionable. Wearing the latest trends and keeping up with my friends. As I got older, my own personal style started to take shape, realizing that I loved tennis shoes with pencil skirts or heels with worn out jeans. Defining your personal Style sends the message that you are comfortable in your own skin and play by your own rules.
Finding your own unique style is not only fun but necessary. Who wants to look like everyone else. I want to be remembered, not blending in with crowd and being quickly forgotten.
The hard part is finding yourself, so you can find your style. Style emerges when you emerge. How can you start to find your style?
Here are a few tips:
Look for what inspires you. Magazines and fashion books inspires me the most. I look for the things that stand out and catch my eye. It doesn’t have to be the entire look, maybe it’s just the skirt, or top of the look that catches you. I will usually clip these and post them on my inspiration board. I love fashion books that are dedicated to one designer, because you can see the evolution of style and this can spark some creativty in how you put a look together.
Remix your closet. I know that I can sometimes get stuck with what’s in my closet and have that thought that every girl has…”I have nothing to wear”, even though your standing a closet packed with clothes. When you have that thought, it’s time to remix your look. For example, The skirt pictured in this post was made by me, but I’ve worn it pretty much as office attire, with a button down shirt, blazer, low heels or boots. I thought to myself, how can I remix this look and make it fresh again. Paired with Vans Perf Slip-on Shoes and an Old Navy graphic tee, this skirt just went up a notch.
Accessorize yourself. Accessories can elevate a look to the next level. As you can see here, the head wrap adds a little something to the look and minimalist jewelry works well for a casual day style. I love accessories but personally I’m a minimalist when it comes to them. I don’t like feeling weighed down by too many things. Think about your accessories when pairing them with a look, if you’re going with a statement necklace keep the earrings very simple or don’t wear any. and vice versa, if your wearing a statement earrings, I would go without a necklace or wear a very dainty sexy necklace.
Be Confident. Confidence will take a look to the ultimate in chic. If you walk with your head up, proud and humble, your presence can take over a room. I’m a firm believer that you can wear anything, but your confidence is what people will really remember about you.
How do you define your personal style?
Shop this Look:
Jersey Knit Pencil Skirt – Made by Me (Shop ASOS)
Backpack – Forever 21 (Similar Found Here)