Individualizing a look may seem easy for women, but making it true to your own personality and style may be a bit challenging. Whether you’re a sophisticated, over-the-top, or casual cool woman keep on reading for our tricks to individualize your personal style.
- Embrace your roots.
If you’ve ever watched an interview with a designer, you would know that they usually never reference style blogs as a source of inspiration. Instead, they credit nature, a film, or historical period. So, why not add touches of your upbringing to your personal style? If you were born with dressy parents, you may go for a preppy style like fashion blogger Nicole Warne. While Southwestern natives pay homage to their hometown with a tribal printed shirt, California women can channel their laid-back roots with a white shirt, leather jacket, and pair of denim jeans. If using nature as a personal style inspiration sounds too ambiguous, grab ideas from your surroundings.
- Invest in quality items.
Remember, quality is better than quantity so, better invest in fewer, but high-quality items. Quality varies from brand to brand. However, pricier pieces tend to be made with extra care that will enable your threads to last for many years to come. And let’s not forget that quality pieces tend to have fun details that are sure to land you on your local best-dressed list.
- Dress for the occasion.
When it comes to individualizing your style, understanding your audience and atmosphere is a must. You don’t have to change your whole wardrobe just to appease your friends, but carefully choose pieces from your wardrobe based on the event you’re attending. However, a preppy dress and a pair of wedge shoes like Nicole Warne wore is a fool-proof outfit for brunches with the girls, casual weekends, and bachelorette parties.
- Never underestimate the power of accessories.
Accessorizing is the key to an outfit as a few extras will tie the look together. The options for upping your accessory game are virtually endless. Like fashion blogger Micah Gianneli, you may wear edgy necklaces to add some flair to your all-black outfit.
- Experiment with color.
When you open up your closet, do you see a never-ending row of neutrals like black, gray, and brown? Sporting dark hues is an effortless way to create a chic ensemble, but don’t be afraid to integrate zesty hues into your outfits. Or, pick the shades that look best for your skin tone to bring out the best in you.
- Avoid ubiquitous stores.
Though shopping at those big chain stores is the perfect way to score several, stylish pieces in one swoop, if you’re looking to individualize your style, stay far away. Not only will many women have the same pieces as you, but you may find yourself accidentally twinning with a colleague, friend, or family member. You can minimize the frequency by visiting more obscure specialty shops or even a nearby vintage store.
- Don’t religiously follow trends.
Invest in a trend if you like it, but make sure that it adheres to your personal style. Like fashion blogger Nina Suess, wear your basics in a trendy way, especially if you want to interpret the look that goes with your personal style. Remember, something that looks great on someone else might not look good on you because it’s not your style.
- Don’t take yourself or your style too seriously.
While it’s great to get compliments, even your fashion-forward friends will know when you’re trying too hard. So, do yourself a favor and make your style a hobby versus a chore. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to individualize your personal style effortlessly.