Style is more than just wearing clothes – it’s about telling the world who you are without feeling pressured to fit in.
And because you have to start somewhere, I thought I would write a post to help you get started and let your personality shine through fashion and style.
Focus less on the trends, more on your body type
Let’s be honest, retailers are great at convincing us to adopt a trend even when it’s not the best for us. Every season, we may surprise ourselves trying to squeeze into a trendy dress or a pair of jeans that is clearly not designed for us.
The problem is that many women feel bad about it and blame their body shape. The truth is that there’s no such thing as a bad body type. There are only poor fashion choices that don’t highlight your best features. No matter how you look, there is a variety of clothes that will make you look great and feel better about your appearance.
Don’t let your body hang-ups ruin your personal style
I am a firm believer that when you don’t like something about your life, you need to work on it and change it.
If you are not happy about your body and don’t feel confident wearing your dream clothes, work on those fitness goals to get the body that you want.
But remember, style is not only reserved for those with a 90-60-90 body. No matter your size, your age or your budget, you can still have fun with fashion.
Even if you are still working on your goals, don’t put your personal style on hold. Embrace it, adapt it as your body changes and enjoy yourself.
The more you embrace your personal style, the more you’ll feel confident and better about your appearance.
Know your shades
We can all wear pretty much any colour. However, some shades of colour can flatter us better than others.
Every woman has a unique skin tone that fits into a palette of shades. So, when your outfit colours complement your complexion, you’ll feel and look much better.
One way to find the perfect shades for you is to pick a top or a dress in a wide range of colours. Try on as many as you can and make a note of which shade of colours emphasise your features the best.
If you love a colour that doesn’t complement your complexion, try wearing it away from your face so it doesn’t hinder your look.
Clear out your closet
The key to nailing personal style is all about having high quality clothes that can help you to feel and look better.
If your clothes make you feel bad about yourself, then it’s time to get rid of them. Pay particular attention to clothes that you know you shouldn’t be wearing anymore or that you only wear to cover up.
Create your own look
Getting inspired by others is completely normal. Emulating them is another thing.
Just because every celebrity icon is wearing an oversize coat doesn’t mean you should too. As you get more comfortable with fashion, think about the clothes that embody your personality and create your own style.
Take it step by step
Feeling better about yourself and your style takes time. It is a journey that is greatly influenced by your lifestyle and your self-esteem.
You can train yourself to become more confident with your style by replacing negative phrasing with more respectful and positive self-talk.
As you develop more self-compassion, it will become easier to put together great outfits. For instance, you can start by pairing a base outfit that you know you feel comfortable in with a bolder piece.
Take it step by step, until you have enough confidence to cover all the looks that you love no matter how daring they seem to you right now.
Don’t make it all about your lifestyle
Adapting your wardrobe to your lifestyle is perfectly fine. But just because you work from home or wear a uniform all through the week, doesn’t mean you have to forget about your style.
Whether it’s a couple of hours after work, or a few days over the weekend, indulge yourself with outfits that really make you feel happy!
How do you define your style? Share your ideas by leaving a comment!