Fashion. Style. Trend. Whatever you call it, we adhere to it one way or another. From a very early age we are programmed to wear and buy the latest trends. But, what if you don’t want to look like everyone else? What id the latest trend doesn’t suit you? What if it doesn’t radiate your personality? What one may consider as fashion, hip, trendy or nice can be considered to someone else as plain, boring or just not suitable for them.
If you’re one of the women who are sick of the idea that fashion is simply about following whatever trends are on the high street and in magazines, then you’re not alone. To you and many others, fashion can something that’s deeply personal, something that’s just for you as much as it is for other people.
So let’s delve into that shall we? Here’s how you can get personal with your style, or at least learn to shop outside the trend!
Finding your aesthetic
First of all, it’s important to ask yourself a few questions about what exactly you want your look to be. This personal style questionnaire is great for getting down to the bottom of what, exactly, your personality is and helping you recognize how you can properly show it through your fashion choices. It helps you build a mantra around your personality that you can remember every time you’re looking through clothes and trying to pick the best fit for you. Of course, you don’t have to develop only one personal style, as we all have different moods and might have different aesthetics for those moods, too.
Play to your strengths
What’s more personal than your own natural beauty? Don’t downplay yourself, you have strong points that deserve to be celebrated. Learning to dress to your body shape can help you do just that, as well as helping to work better with you might consider your less flattering traits. Beyond body shape, it’s a good idea to learn clothing palettes that compliment your own palette, including your hair colour, eye colour, and skin tone. Make sure that your choices fit you, not just what you might want to be.
It’s your body
If you want to make an even more personal statement on your look, then there are fewer more effective ways to do it than making the changes you don’t even need clothes for. Piercings and tattoos have always been a great way to personalise your look. Even if it’s not specifically meant for public wear, like nipple piercing jewellery, it can help you feel a lot more confident about your body. It can even make your style and your values a more concrete part of yourself.
Writing your signature
You don’t necessarily have to go as far as body modification if you want to create a signature to your look that transcends your outfits. If piercings and tattoos aren’t your style, then finding your signature accessories might be more your speed. There are plenty of unique accessory options, from scarves to hats to rings, that can help you add your own little twist onto every single outfit you wear. That way, you’ve always left your stamp on your look, and you’re very unlikely to find another who has made exactly the same touches.
Developing your own sense of style not only helps you perfect a look, but also helps you get a little more confidence in your taste and your own decisions. Think for yourself and see how good you feel and look for it.