Be Authentic: 5 Tips To Create Your Personal Style

The right wardrobe can make or break your ability to feel confident. Finding the right outfit can be quite a struggle, especially during those special occasions when you feel like you have nothing to wear and all you can do is blankly stare at the closet, hoping to find something.

But nothing is more rewarding than when you finally find your personal style – a wardrobe full of pieces that reflect your character.

Why is that important? Personal style goes beyond making a good impression on others. Do you feel more like yourself when you wear your basic tees-and-jeans getup? Or perhaps you exude (and live) a better version of yourself when wearing streetwear outfits? It’s about feeling good about yourself through the clothes you choose.

And in exchange, you’re motivated to face each day with confidence. In terms of wardrobe, it’s important that you know what you like, and understand what looks good on you.

So here are five key tips to help you create your personal style.

Tip # 1 – Find your inspiration.

Do some research. List the names of your favorite style icons, or any fashion trend that grabs your attention. You can read your favorite fashion magazines or you could pin/follow accounts with outfits that resonate your personality on Pinterest and Instagram.

Don’t worry if you gravitate towards different style inspirations; this will help you have a variety of choices for your personal style.

Once you’re finished, jot down all the common elements you find during your research. You will soon find out that the characteristics which are most frequently mentioned are the ones that you can relate to and make you most comfortable.

Tip # 2 -Rebuild and refine your wardrobe.

Now, it’s time to move on from the clothes you no longer wear. Check out your closet and toss whatever you haven’t worn in the last year.

Get some trash bags and a marker:

  • Mark two of the bags with donate and trash.
  • If you have some spare time and want to earn money, you could also mark a third bag with

You may now begin sorting! This method rebuilds your wardrobe and also allows you to have more space for your new clothes.

Tip # 3 -Consider your lifestyle.

statement denim vest

Tailor your personal fashion to your lifestyle. There’s no point in shopping for clothes that don’t fit your way of life.

If you want your style to reflect your personality, you’ve got to live within your means and be practical. Whenever you shop, always be smart. Don’t spend too much money on clothes that look good but don’t make you comfortable.

Why is your wardrobe full but you still feel like you have nothing to wear?

  • You don’t have enough clothes that you actually love to wear. It may work on models and celebrities, but that doesn’t always apply to all individuals.
  • You have too many clothes that fit your previous Your wardrobe should be a reflection of the present and not of your past.
  • You buy clothes that you like but they don’t actually fit your personality and lifestyle.

It’s easy to end up with clothes that don’t fit your way of life. You’ll build your personal style much faster if you only shop for clothes that fill the holes in your wardrobe. In order to avoid losing track of your agenda, stick to the list you created in Tip # 1.

Tip # 4 -Accessorize.

A simple look will never go out of style with the right accessories. Be it a hat, bag, watch, or a statement denim vest, the right accessories will create the “feel” that you’ve always wanted to achieve. Stacked rings will give you an instant edge while pearls bring out your classic side.

To add more personality, try the bright clutch and patterned scarf you were afraid to wear before.

Don’t be scared to experiment. You can easily spice up a regular look by pairing your outfit with interesting accessories. Just like how you did it in tip # 1, find some inspiration. And if you want to get more creative, why not try creating your own accessories?

Tip # 5 – Wear confidence.

When you exude confidence, any outfit will look good. Your aim is to reflect your “soul” and not to endorse any designer. Be bold and continue to mix and match various patterns, accessories, textures.

If you worry that your fashion sense is not all that strong, ask the opinion of someone close to you whose sense of style you admire. After you dress, ask him or her if your personal styling looks good on you.

This person should be someone you trust to give you an honest and unbiased opinion. You could also visit a boutique that displays most of your preferred fashion, then ask a salesperson to put together a “look” that fits your personality.

The bottom line is that you have to feel good in your own skin. Amidst the constant change in the fashion industry, your style should always reflect who you are as a person. Fashion should not dictate who you should be; instead, it should be a way to express your individuality. Be proud of yourself and own your fashion, because being confident in your style is the most attractive thing you can wear.

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