Advice on Finding Your Style
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I don’t always stick to a single style when I’m choosing my clothes. I like mixing it up a bit if I can. But I’m not super eclectic, and I would say I do have different “looks” that I’m partial too. However, some people aren’t sure about their style at all. If you just randomly buy items without much thought, you might want to make your look more coherent. It’s easier to put an outfit together if you have things that fit into similar styles and trends. Finding your style doesn’t have to be hard. Try my tips to discover a look that you’ll love.
What do you do if you don’t know where to start? Luckily, there are lots of places you can look for inspiration. I’m far from fashion blind, and I still love to find new ways to style my clothes. You have several choices for where to look to get inspired. You can try blogs like mine for advice and tips from real ladies. Going straight to fashion websites and stores can help you out too. Look at what the models are wearing with different items and decide which looks appeal to you. And, of course, you can read fashion magazines. You’ll find plenty of advice and lots of photos to get you brainstorming your next steal-the-spotlight look.
Think About Your Lifestyle
If you want to pick a style that’s right for you, you have to think about your life. What you do now and what you’re hoping for in the future are important. For example, if you’re a teacher, you’ll have to dress a little differently than if you work at a bar. And then there are your clothes outside work, whether you’re sporty, or you love to party. You should consider what’s appropriate for your lifestyle and what you want to say about yourself. Do you wish to project the image of a classy and professional lady or a fun loving gal?
A lot of women don’t think past their clothes when they think about style. If you want to personalize your style more, you should consider accessories too. A belt, bag, necklace, or something else can jazz up your look in seconds. Including some accessories can turn any everyday outfit into something with a bit more flair. So focus on adding some different items to your wardrobe. It could make all the difference when you need to pull your look together.
Go with Your Gut
There’s a lot of advice out there, and sometimes it can be conflicting. It can mean that you look at an item you like, but you have other voices in your head telling you it’s not for you. But sometimes you have to ignore all the advice. You just have to say that you like it, and you think it suits you, and that’s all that matters. Go with your instinct and don’t wait for someone else’s permission to buy something you love.
Finding your style can take a while, and it will certainly change throughout the years. Another way to get started right away? Go window shopping and try on some things!