There are so many different styles in the world today and a lot of people have the problem of trying to discover what their style is. A big thing about discovering your style is that you have to stay true to you and make sure you really like what you’re wearing! A lot of people ask me what my style is and it has taken me a long time to figure it out. I did a previous blog post about my style. Feel free to check it out: https://fashionkillla.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/my-fashion-wishlist-fall-2013/
I also constantly get asked by my friends to put together their outfits and I would also get asked how they can develop their style. So this post is dedicated to everyone who wants to find and develop their personal style! 🙂
#1: Evaluate your closet. Go through what you already own and decide what you like. Pieces that you keep should have a fit that’s flattering to your body, as well as an overall look that blends with your shape. Throw out or donate anything that fits poorly or that you’re hesitant to wear out of the house. A good rule of the thumb is that if you haven’t worn it for 6 months (barring seasonal items such as sweaters for winter or swimsuits for summer), get rid of it.
#2:Pick out the elements that you like. On the clothes that you do keep, evaluate what exactly it is that makes you like to wear them – such as the cut, the sleeves, the embellishments, or the color. Write down a list of these elements and take it shopping with you later.
#3:Look for inspiration. One way to foster and develop your own style is to find out what looks good on other people. Leaf through magazines or watch TV for trends that catch your eye. If people often compliment you on looking like a certain celebrity, search their name online and see what they wear to compliment their coloring and size. Alternatively, visit crowded places such as malls or downtown sidewalks. Observe what people are wearing, and take note of fashions you like.
#4:Ask for help. If you’re having a hard time finding inspiration, or you worry about having bad taste, ask for an outside opinion. Contact a close friend or family member whose sense of style you admire, and ask him or her what might look good on you. Or, visit a department store or boutique that carries fashions you like and ask a salesperson to help you assemble a stylish look that’s right for you.
#5:Don’t forget shoes. A new pair of shoes can add a different flair to your look. Look for something you can wear often and that fits with the general look you’re trying to achieve.
#6:Go shopping. When you’ve decided what you like, start shopping. You don’t have to replenish your wardrobe all in one go – instead, consider shopping at small intervals, such as every few weeks, until you’ve assembled a closet you like. Visit thrift or consignment stores, malls, outlets, boutiques or department stores, or shop online.
#7:Shop with a friend who is not afraid to offer gentle (but constructive) criticism with you while you shop. This way you, will get an honest opinion of your style.
#8: Accessorize. Punch up your regular look by adding a few interesting accessories.
#9:Change your hairstyle. True, your hairstyle isn’t part of your clothing, but it can drastically alter how your clothing looks. Try styling your hair a different way in the morning, or see if a new shampoo or product helps it look better. If you’re going to try a radically different cut or color, consult a stylist as to what might look best on you. Find images in magazines or online for inspiration, and take them to your appointment.
#10:Be yourself. The most important thing about your new look should be that it makes you feel great. Creating a personal style is really just wearing what you want. Think more positively and be more constructive and expressive with your ideas and abilities.
- Wear colors that make you feel happy and pretty. When you feel good in your clothes, you’ll look good in your clothes.
- Follow the three F’s: flatters, fits, finances.
- If you’re looking to control your budget, don’t end your search at big-box discount stores. Although they are always lowering prices, you can find even cheaper stuff at second-hand shops.
- If you want to really be unique, you can make your own clothes and accessories. Of course, this will require skill in sewing, crocheting, etc.
- Don’t be afraid to copy. If you admire someone’s style, borrow ideas from them. Just keep the number of elements you copy to a minimum or you may rub them the wrong way.
- If you’re a girl, try new makeup. Visit the makeup section of a department store for a complimentary makeover. Tell the makeup artist what you’re interested in, but be willing to accept his/her input; you could be hiding your best features. Be prepared to purchase at least one thing as a thank-you.
- Have fun clothes with loud prints and cool patterns.
- Don’t dwell on it if someone copies you. There’s more to you than your style and there’s more to your style than that one aspect. Take it as a compliment and find something new.
Study up on style – I don’t mean memorize the latest trends or even necessarily try to emulate high-fashion looks. I’m talking learning about real STYLE. Look to fashion icons of the past: find photos and videos & examine what they wore and what elements of that style you find appealing. Flip through Vogue and browse runway photos. Rip out or print whatever YOU really like.
Make mistakes! – Fashion is all about experimentation. Don’t be afraid to wear something crazy if you’re in love with it! In fact, it’s almost better if everyone thinks you’re crazy because that’s how you know you’re original. Even if you really regret wearing something later, remember that all the most famous style icons make fashion mistakes at some point. (If you don’t believe me, check out some old pictures of Nicole Richie! She wasn’t born the fashion trendsetter that she is today!) Making mistakes is part of learning about what works and what doesn’t. Everyone has to go through it, and it will only make you MORE
Follow and skip trends as you please
Look at fabrics, cuts and styles; NOT brand names – You want to look for quality, not for a logo you recognize. 9 times out of 10 the label on your clothing says absolutely nothing about its stylishness anyway.
Never stop developing your style – Throughout your life, your style is going to grow and change. And that’s a good thing! Whatever you do, don’t let yourself get complacent and bored, wearing the same looks over and over. Have fun with your look and don’t be afraid to shake things up whenever you feel the urge!
At the end of the day, developing a unique style is something that I believe everyone who cares about fashion should do. I know it might be more work to find unique pieces and work them your way than it would be to just buy whatever’s new at the mall, but it’s so incredibly worth it. Don’t let a retail store define you: define yourself and show your personality off through what you wear! That’s what REAL fashion is all about anyway. ♡♡♡
I hope that kind of helped! 🙂 I decided to include some outfit pictures for some inspiration!
Hey Dolls♡ Today is Sunday, finally time to sit back and relax, even though it seems like I do that everyday! Oh well! I am so happy about the progress that my blog is making! I decided to switch my blogging platform back over to wordpress yesterday. I got over 50 views and over 30 likes! I was too excited. I see big things in the future ;)!!! Thank you all that commented and liked and checked out my blog. I smile each time I see the numbers go up! I love sharing my love for fashion and beauty with other people! If y’all ever have any specific things that you want me to write about , feel free to comment on one of my pictures or you can email me. I hope yall all have an amazing rest of the weekend!
Here is my outfit of the day for the rest of the day. I was wearing a high waisted skirt earlier but I changed. Today, this guy told me I look like I work at nickalodeon! I didn’t know how to feel about that but I just took the “compliment” after he told me my outfit was interesting.
- Sunday Funday (haikeeney.wordpress.com)
- OOTD: Tangerine-Theme Outfit (myeverydaystruggles.wordpress.com)
I have many style inspirations but one person I look at everyday for inspiration is this young lady right here. She is 20 years old and she is a stylist at Karmaloop! She has the life that many dream of. At a young age she is already accomplishing what she wants. Her style is always on point and it’s exactly what my style is but better! I am a regular reader of her blog and a frequent stalker of her instagram! CHECK OUT HER BLOG HERE: http://www.wicvh.com/blog/ and FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM HERE: http://www.instagram.com/wicvh
There are a lot of things that I see on fashion bloggers and I say to myself “OMG I WANT THAT!!!!”. Pretty much that’s how I say it in my head lol. So I have collected a group of thing that I want to get for the fall. The reason I put the fall and not summer is because well for one, it is already a month into summer and quite frankly in the summer I don’t go out a lot so there really is no need for me to go buy a whole new summer wardrobe. Of course when the fall comes, I will be going to school , and I will actually have places to go. It took me awhile to try to figure out what my style is and I am proud to say that I have finally figured it out! I don’t exactly know what to call it so I decided to include a bunch of pictures to describe what I am trying to say. I would say my style is very carefree and casual. Here and there I will dress up but for the most part you’ll always catch me me in a pair of shorts. So below are the things that I will be adding to my fall wardrobe as time comes around!
flannels/ more high waisted shorts/ more bustier tops/ keds/ high waisted pants, bands tees’s & t-shirts/knuckle rings/ high socks/ slacks/beanies/ combat boots/doc martens
Here are pictures that describe what my style is:
- Summer wishlist (lastnightmakeup.wordpress.com)
- Wishlistin’ (dramaticdreams.wordpress.com)
- Vintage Frills Wishlist #2 (vintagefrills.wordpress.com)
- WISHLIST: June 2013 (lacquerloversunite.wordpress.com)
- Nerd Fashion Wishlist: Items To Make Your Wardrobe Nerdtastic (nerdlikeyou.com)
- Fashion and Beauty Wishlist (xsimplyfabulousx.wordpress.com)
Hay DOLLS ♡ Recently I met another fashion blogger & stylist with exceptional style. I also has the amazing oppertunity to actually design her blog for her (so make sure to check that out). We decided to do interviews with each other so our readers can get a glimpse of other fashion bloggers. I hope you enioy.
KLARKE WRITES :
“Hello World! I am Klarke Monet Foreman, a middle child by birth but nothing about me is in the middle. I’ve just completed my first year of college and while embracing my real passion……..FASHION. I’ve always likes unique looks, from my hair to the way I sign my name. I could take a school dress code and exemplify class ans style. The way you look is the first impression of you, and lasting impressions for many. I’m currently employed at my favorite store, FOREVER21, an absolute heaven for an aspiring stylist. I get paid to shop for myself, while styling others. My goal is to become a celebrity stylist as well as teach. I love helping others by creating a look on the outside that matches the person on the inside. Don’t forget the name, you’ll hear it again.
Here are the questions I asked her:
Q: WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?
1. I started blogging simply because I wanted to share my vision for my life to as many people as I can.
Q:WHO DO YOU LOOK AT FOR STYLE INSPIRATION?
2. Two people I look up to as my style inspiration are Janelle Monae and Lady Gaga. Janelle Monae rocks the tuxedo look. I think that is so classy. Lady Gaga inspires me because she dares to be different; not caring about what any being has to say. I love the both.
Q: HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
3. I describe my style as ‘Classic Edge.’
Q: WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO PURSUE A CAREER IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY?
4. A piece of advice I would give to those who pursue a career in the fashion industry: 1.)”be prepared to accept criticism and rejection.” & “you can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens you.”
Q: WHAT IS ONE THING YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
5. An essential style I couldn’t live without is my curling/flat iron. My hair has to look good at all times. If I’m dressing bummy one day, which is very seldom, my hair will be done! Lol.
Q:WHAT IS ONE STYLE ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE?
6. If I could give one style advice, it would be “not matching, is cute. But there’s a difference between being uniquely unmatched and tacky.”
Q:HOW DID YOU DEVELOP YOUR STYLE?
7. The way I developed my style, I began to try on items in Forever 21. Also I engaged more into Janelle Monae and Lady Gaga’s fashion, which played a major part in why my style is so different today.
Q: WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? DESIGNER HIGH FASHION, VINTAGE OR HIGH STREET FASHION
8. Out of designer fashion, vintage, and high street fashion, I definitely choose high street fashion. I work at Forever 21, and I love the clothes that we sell. Also, it is affordable to the average person, and it could even be modeled in. Another cool thing is we sale items for any occasion, every season, and satisfies every customer. Forever 21 is my safe haven. Lol. I love it!
her blog: http://www.kaymoxieblog.wordpress.com
CAMO PRINT LOVE♡ If you in any way keep up with the current fashion trends you would know that camo is definitely in! In shorts, pants, crops tops, tshirts, etc. I didn’t really realize how much of this current trend I had till I pulled everything out that was camo. I really like this trend because I feel like you can really do a lot with it and mix different prints with it. I’m especially going to love this trend even more in the fall time, because I will be able to wear my camo jacket more. Right now it’s summer so it’s kinda tucked away! I found some pictures of street style an celebrity style with camo! Hope you enjoy.
What do you think about the camo trend? Love it or leave it?