Rachel Zoe once said, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” And we live by that! But admittedly, it can be difficult to find a style that’s 100% you. But have no fear, because you’re just a few simple steps away from creating a signature style that reflects just how stylish, bold, confident, beautiful, and just plain awesome you are.
Step One: Identification
We challenge you to think about what you like about fashion. Consider what you’re naturally drawn to, such as certain time periods, celebrities, or even characters on film and TV, then think about what these influences have in common. From here, you have a brilliant base on which to build your signature style.
Know Your Body
Focus on the parts of your body that you love. No matter your build, there will be pieces that complement those parts. Note the shapes that you feel most confident in and work to integrate those garments into your wardrobe.
Use Your Words
You’ve identified what inspires you and what pieces make you feel good. Now, it’s time to jot down some words that describe your dream style, personality, and values. Consider adjectives like natural, relaxed, classic, artistic, edgy, dramatic, sexy, modern, etc.
Social Visual Inspo
Whether it’s Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or TikTok, social media never lets us down for fashion inspiration. What we love most is that you’ll see every body type represented!
Hangin’ by a Look
The time has come to head to your closet and start putting together outfits with your inspiration, words, and favorite garment shapes in mind. At this point, it’s important to understand that your personal style can be a mix of many different styles.
Keep Your Career In Mind
If you work at a law firm, you probably won’t throw on cuffed jeans and a crop top; if you teach preschool, you probably won’t put on stilettos. The point is: Use your career as a guide as you shop and build your style. Once you know what pieces you feel comfortable in for work, add some accessories to make it more personalized.
It’s Okay to Stay in Your Comfort Zone (Within Reason)
If you love sneakers, don’t wear platforms. If you like flowy garments, don’t force yourself into body-con dresses. We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone now and then, but when creating your signature style, it’s okay to value comfort.