With the ever evolving fashion world and new trends, it can sometimes be overwhelming to feel confident in your style. The key to looking good is feeling good so we’ve put together our tips to find your personal style to help you feel more confident.
Katya wears our Phone Bag in Black
Finding Your Personal Style
When it comes to finding your personal style, if you aren’t sure where to start, we recommend thinking about who your style icons are. Style icons can be both people, they don’t have to be celebrities, they could be people you know, and your favourite brands. Once you’ve thought about your style icons, figure out why it is that you like their style. Are they synonymous with feminine silhouettes, do they dress preppy, have masculine influences, are they elegant or have more of a bohemian style? Of course, you can mix and match these styles, you don’t have to pick just one. Knowing your style categories will help you narrow your search for inspiration.
We love using Pinterest for inspiration as you can search for your style icons by name or utilise the keywords or style categories to create your own boards to help develop your personal style. These will evolve over time as your confidence improves, we recommend reviewing the boards and removing what is no longer relevant and replacing those images with what’s currently inspiring you. Your lifestyle will also be an important factor in determining your personal style, as your lifestyle changes, so will your preferences.
Colour, Shape and Fit
Once you have established what style you like, it’s time to determine what colours, shapes and fits suit your body and lifestyle best. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing colours that suit your skin tones, however you want to wear colours that don’t wash you out. If you aren’t sure, sticking to neutrals like white, black, tan, beige, off-white and navy are a good place to start. You can then start introducing colours as you feel more confident. A great way to start introducing colour is with your accessories, we recommend handbags for women as they are a great way to elevate your outfit and can be mixed and matched for all occasions. We’ve provided an example of a way to integrate pops of colour with our handbags below.
Shape and fit are based on what you’re comfortable with. If there is a particular area of your body that you’d like to highlight, base your outfit around that. For example, if you’d like to highlight your waist, wear a belt to cinch you in, or if you prefer to show off your legs, wear something shorter but remember to balance this with something more covered on top if you want to remain comfortable.
Play With Your Wardrobe
Fashion is all about experimenting, sometimes giving yourself the time to play with the clothing and accessories you already have will inspire you to create new looks you’d never considered before. Pre-organising outfits and creating a mini lookbook for yourself by taking reference pictures can be a life saver for those mornings when you’re rushed and usually stressed about what to wear and how to accessorise.
We recommend going through your wardrobe every few months and doing an edit. Try all of your pieces on and keep what fits and is in line with your personal style, donate or repurpose items that you no longer wear, or if things don’t fit but you still like them, consider getting them tailored. Sometimes the right fit will change your mind about an item that you haven’t worn.
Once you’ve edited your wardrobe to only include items and accessories you love, wear, that fit and are in line with your personal style, if you notice there are items you need missing (or items that you had to donate or repurpose because they didn’t fit), this is the time to create your shopping list. Having a targeted list will ensure you don’t impulse buy or end up with multiples of items you already have. This is a gradual process of developing your style, editing your wardrobe and accessories and if you need to purchase new items to fill the gaps. A wish list on Pinterest can help with this process. Be brave and experiment with new looks as your confidence evolves.
Katya wears our Bucket Bag in Black with Ring Handle
Invest In Good Quality
If you do decide to purchase new items of clothing or accessories, make sure you are investing in good quality classic pieces that are going to last for years to come. We recommend reading our blog post about sustainability as we shared ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable and ethical, including why it’s important, how it’s possible and investing in our high quality leather handbags for women.
Wear Your Favourite Looks Everyday
Lastly, we wanted to remind you not to feel like you need to save your favourite clothing and accessories for special occasions, but to wear them everyday. Wearing what makes you truly happy will make you feel more confident and get the wear out of your pieces because they are meant to be enjoyed.
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