A Personal Stylist’s Advice on Finding Your Own Style

What is your personal style? Are you more boho, edgy, preppy, casual, or a mix of a few? Have you ever even thought about it? Your style is the way you tell the world who you are without saying a word. Maybe you’re stumped and have no idea where to start, or maybe you’ve lost your interest in fashion thanks to quarantine.

Let’s start with how to find your own personal style. We’ll lay out some tips and tricks for you:

  1. Make a Pinterest board

One of our favorite ways to figure out what we like and don’t like is to make a Pinterest board. If you have no idea where to start, go to the Fashion section of Pinterest and start scrolling. Pin things that you would actually wear in real life. Search for looks you like, such as “sneakers outfit,” “casual outfit,” or “spring clothes” to help you narrow your search results. Once you have 10-20 images on your board, you can start to find the similarities between what you’ve pinned. Maybe you love outfits with sneakers or lots of bold colors and prints. You should be able to find at least one or two similar pins, and from there you can start adding pieces that are similar to your wardrobe.

  1. Wear what you WANT

We cannot stress this enough. Wear. What. You. Want. We constantly hear women say things like, “I love that, but I could never wear that.” Why not? Did someone say you shouldn’t? Are you too shy to rock that bold outfit? Do you think it won’t be flattering on your body? You won’t know until you try! What you wear should be a direct link to who you are. Or even who you want to be. Dress yourself in pieces that make you happy, that you love, that make you feel beautiful and confident. The best thing about fashion is that unless you’re walking on a runway at NYFW, there are no rules for what you can and can’t wear. You made those rules for yourself. So break them!

  1. Use Instagram

We love scrolling through Instagram for fashion inspiration. Follow bloggers and brands that you not only love, but could see yourself imitating with your own wardrobe. There have been multiple times that we have purchased something after seeing it on someone else on Instagram. No shame! Use it to your advantage. Bloggers can also help inspire you to wear something in a new way. Take a graphic t-shirt for example. Yes, you can wear it with jeans and sneakers, but you can also rock it with a leopard midi skirt, knotted over a long dress, or with flowy pants. Let others inspire you!

  1. Get guidance from a stylist or wardrobe consultant

Sometimes a helpful way to find your style is to have someone guide you and even shop for you! We can get too in our own heads about our insecurities and limitations, so having someone else help you figure out your go-to silhouettes and colors can be really empowering. It’s always insightful to have someone else look over your style and help you build a more fashionable wardrobe. More times than not, they will choose pieces for you that you would never have picked up on your own while shopping, but you end up loving it!

With a little expert styling and a little technology, here are some online personal styling clubs you can join –

Try The Closet Edit (Click Here)

Try Nordstroms Trunk Club (Click Here)

Try Wantable (Click Here)

Try Wishi (Click Here)

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