Everyone has their own sense of style. From the time you tried on the swirly skirt in the dressing-up box when you were at kindergarten and the first Alice band you wore in sixth grade to those platform sneakers you wore in high school, you have been forming your own personal take on what you enjoy wearing for years.
If you’re still trying to work out where you fit fashion-wise, here are some tips to help you figure things out.
Don’t Follow the Pack
Fashion changes so quickly. If you’re constantly trying to keep up with what’s in right now, you might lose your identity along the way. Being stylish doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wear every style out there.
Instead, focus on the classics. Jeans and a simple white tee or ankle boots and a little black dress will never go out of fashion.
Speaking of the LBD, black is always chic. If you don’t feel like you have the right outfit for an interview or you’re worried your pantsuit is too formal for a lunch with friends, choose black clothing instead. A leather jacket looks good for pretty much every event and if you’re heading to a business meeting, fitted black trousers and a simple cotton shirt always work well.
Create Your Own Uniform
If art directors and magazine editors can wear identical outfits every day, why not you? Why wear things that make you feel uncomfortable when you can invest in outfits that you enjoy. Being comfortable in the style you choose to wear is a key rule to follow. By creating your own uniform, you’ll instantly have go-to pieces that you can mix-and-match without having to worry about whether they suit you – because you know already that they do.
Know Your Shape
One of the biggest rules to follow is to know what suits your shape. Whether you’re curvy or have an athletic build, there are clothes out there that are perfect for you. If you’re unsure, it’s worth sucking it up and heading to a changing room to try a few items on.
While there are very few of us who enjoy trying clothes on in a store, this is a good way to measure how you look in different styles. Through trial and error, you’ll work out which look is the one for your body.
Stash the Cash
The right purse is an investment. It expresses your own personal style and once you find the right bag, you’ll find it will go with everything in your wardrobe. This doesn’t have to be overly expensive, but it does have to be something that you feel comfortable carrying.
When choosing your purse, it’s worth selecting a change purse or a wallet, too so that you can safely stash your cash. The selection by Radley showcases some of the different styles available out there.
Are you following the fashion rules? Have you ever tried to follow the trends?