While fashion trends come and go, when we are looking for some sort of inspiration to improve our style, we are neglecting one simple thing. We need to embrace our own style, nobody else’s! And while it’s intimidating to forge your own path, rather than follow the herd, dressing the way we want can free us up in so many ways. So how can we discover our own fashion style, and make the most of it?
Get Inspired By Your Heroes
Sometimes, to find out our own style, we’ve got to see what is out there. It’s easy enough these days to find our style icons, and look for a few of their staple pieces. Get a Pinterest board going, and add to it whenever you see something that piques your interest. After a while, you will find a mixture of styles that appeal to you, and you can begin to fashion your own unique image.
Staple pieces are great if budget is an issue. When you are gaining inspiration, you can see what people have as a focal point, whether this is a Little Black Dress, or the jeans and heels look, go for a handful of clothes that you can accessorize and dress up for any occasion. Never be afraid to hit the thrift stores so you can get some inspiration, but also find the staple pieces that act as a blank canvas.
The Accessories That Accentuate
You might not consider accessories to be integral to a new style, but it can be as much of a springboard as a staple piece of clothing. Earrings can provide that extra bit of bling, and popular online jewelry stores can provide an abundance of ideas. Whether it’s a watch, a necklace or choker, or a sequined baseball cap, the right accessory can give you inspiration.
Dress As The Person You Want To Be
It’s a very simple piece of advice, but we can get sidetracked by what other people think. Look at yourself in the mirror, and think about who you are now and who you want to be in the future. Are you taking steps in the right direction to turn yourself into this person? This is where inspiration comes in handy because if you look at the people you admire, you can look at their styles, look to emulate this and grow into your own, or use these styles as a way to present a new version of yourself.
When we’re looking to change our attitude or mindset, how we look can make a big impact. Getting a few simple pieces together so you can turn into this new person is easily done. But what you need to do at this point is to remove the remnants of your old style. When we’re looking to make a change and dress as we want, we can spend a lot of time using old clothes to bridge the gap. If you want to be a new person that follows your own style, get rid of these. It’s time to start again!