Confidence, self-esteem, first impression, and beauty, all have one thing in common; personal style. Being able to walk into a room and create an impact or being remembered by a stranger after one brief meeting is highly determined by your personal style.
Despite having a wardrobe or two with loads of clothes, do you still wake up thinking about how you have nothing to wear? Well, you are not alone and the main reason for this is that nothing or only a few items in your wardrobe match your style.
So as to wake up to a wardrobe of outfits you love to wear, read the following tips:
1. De-clutter your closet
When you get home, take a look at your closet. Do you wear all the pieces in there? When did you last wear that tee, dress, sweater, jacket or shoes? If they have been waiting to be worn for about a year or more, toss them out.
The easiest way of doing this is by getting a few trash bags and a sharpie then labeling the bags, sell, donate, or trash. You may consider having a friend come over because it is a difficult exercise. Once you are done, take the bags where they should go, clean your closet, put back the clothes you actually wear because they make you feel good and start rebuilding your style-specific wardrobe.
2. Search for inspiration
To have your dream and unique wardrobe, you may consider looking for ideas and inspiration from your fashion icons. Create a list of names then create a Pinterest board for personal style. From the different fashion items of your icons, select the common features of the clothes worn. The reasons for choosing the clothes should be identified as well. By the end of the exercise, you will have a personal style ‘handbook’.
3. Smart shopping
Once you have a personal style, you will find that you do not have all the money in the world to buy fancy clothes. This shouldn’t undermine your efforts towards looking your best, there always is an alternative. Look out for discounts. There are several shops selling good quality lux clothing cheaply.
4. Be confident
Your personal style contributes to your confidence level. The style of your dress doesn’t matter, as long as you wear it with confidence.
5. Keep your lifestyle in mind
As you create your personal style board, consider your lifestyle. What and where do you work? In as much as your personal style represents your creativity and character, the outfits you choose should fit your lifestyle. Select befitting and stylish but comfortable outfits for casual, official and gym wear. Consider buying clothes that fit more than one category
6. Buy accessories
You can pull off different looks when wearing the same outfits by accessorizing them differently. Buy different accessories for complementing your t-shirts, dresses etc. Have a number of patterned scarfs, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, purses, or sling bags. These help in defining your style.
7. Be authentic
Dress to bring out your character, individuality and personality. You shouldn’t try to be someone else. Be comfortable with yourself.. You have to be proud of yourself and be ready to embrace your style.
In conclusion, personal style is important and could be your biggest struggle. These tips will ensure that you dress comfortably always and stay confident. You may consider asking for professional help from an expert. Also, remember that smile is your biggest accessory, so wear it every day.