By Dixie Somers
Personal style is something that every person has, and it is a great way to express yourself. When you are simply wearing what you see on television or what people tell you to wear, you are hiding a part of your soul. Let your true self come out and make itself known! Find your personal style with the tips below so you can show people what you are really made of.
Focus on fit. No matter your body type, your clothes should make you feel confident and comfortable. If the item of clothing fits you, it will allow you to feel like your best self while wearing it. Don’t let society tell you what silhouette to wear. If you like it and like yourself in it, it’s a perfect fit for you.
Don’t get too caught up on what brand you are wearing. Some brands may seem like they have better quality or craftsmanship. But a brand shouldn’t be the reason you want to wear something. Brands will come and go but how you feel in the clothes you wear will stick with you.
However, maybe you want to support brands and companies that support or donate to those in need or a certain cause. You can do some basic research on the companies you want to buy from to ensure you’re not giving your money to a company that supports something you don’t agree with.
Be an educated consumer. Know what message you’re putting out into the world and which companies deserve your patronage.
Start by choosing pieces of clothing that are versatile. This means you can use them in a lot of different looks. For instance, shirts that you layer with other pieces can be used time and time again with your jackets or jeans. This can help you save money and have a starting point to build looks on and around.
While versatility is important, it’s not always the reason you should buy a piece of clothing. If you fall in love with a ruffled, bright pink blouse and can see multiple looks that will bring you joy and confidence while wearing it, go for it! Don’t be afraid to branch out and be unique. Just be careful to choose pieces that you will actually incorporate into your wearable wardrobe. Investing in the right pieces is half the battle of finding and expressing your personal style.
Color tends to draw the eye.
One thing to keep in mind while shopping for new pieces is color. Some people prefer to express themselves through speech and not in their clothing. The important thing to remember with color and style is what your preference is. Does color bring you joy? Wear color in every piece! Do you prefer black or neutrals? Go for it! There are no wrong choices in fashion-it’s all a grand experiment.
Sometimes clothes just don’t seem like enough. Sometimes you need something extra to truly feel like yourself-totally unique. This will let others know how truly unique and different you are. When you accessorize, you can add that little personal touch. Whether it be hats, bracelets, earrings, or anything else, accessories really take your look to the next level.
A statement necklace can take your “simple” outfit and make it a backdrop for a small glimpse into quiet beauty. Unique eyewear can draw attention to your gorgeous eyes and smile. Your favorite, unique heels can make your feel confident and in-charge of yourself and the room. It’s all up to you and what you want to say with your look. If you enjoy a piece, try it out!
If you want to have a style that you can be proud of, it takes a little work and thought. This can be harder for some people than others. If you struggle with this, no need to worry. Follow your instincts and listen to what your fashionable heart tells you. You’ll soon get a feel for what makes you smile and brings confidence. Just be yourself-unapologetically.
About the Author: Dixie Somers is a freelance writer who loves to write for business, health, home, and women’s interests. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three beautiful daughters.