5 Tips to Define Your Style
1. FIND YOUR FAVORITE STYLE ICON(S).
Who do you want to emulate? What feel are you going for? I personally love Kendall Jenner, the Olsen Twins, & Karla from Karla's Closet. Do a little research, take note of the elements that you really like in their outfits, and figure out how you'll incorporate it into your everyday style.
2. FIND WHAT SILHOUETTES WORK BEST ON YOU.
What body type do you have? Pear, hourglass, diamond? These are just a few, but figuring out what your body shape is will help you take full advantage of available styles to help you look your best. Sticking to those general rules for dressing your body type will help you figure out what's best for you as you wade through the ever changing fashion world of new shapes and trends.
3. TAKE FROM TRENDS, BUT STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW LOOKS GOOD.
In the end, you know what silhouettes work best for YOUR body type. Be open to trends, and choose items that work with and flaunt your assets while still staying current! For example, I would never wear harem pants because of my curvy thighs / butt, and probably won't ever try to make it work. However, I've been considering joining the culotte / palazzo pant bandwagon. I gotta get my hands on a pair soon to show you guys. HOPEFULLY I CAN MAKE IT WERK.
4. EXPERIMENT. DON'T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES.
Always be open-minded to other styles and types of clothing. When shopping, try on that crop top or plunging maxi dress you've had your eye on. There is no cost to you to experiment in those moments. You'll never know what you'll discover, and actively taking those risks will help your style continuously evolve as you grow.
5. IN THE END, STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF.
Don't ever try to change yourself so that you can be concurrent with popular items or looks. Stay true to your personality, lifestyle needs, and comfort level. If you're not one to show a lot of skin or wear bright colors, then don't feel obligated to dress in such a way. Also, don't try to lose weight JUST so that you can look good in that matching crop top & skirt set that you've been wanting. REMEMBER: it's YOU wearing the clothes, not the other way around. We should NOT be trying to unhealthily modify our bodies to make the clothes look good on us. Lose weight for the purpose of health, not for aesthetics. Love yourself! Personal style is all about demonstrating our self confidence and identity through the creative expression of fashion, and enjoying the process of finding articles of clothing that suit our needs and desires.