How to Find Your Personal Style in 3 Easy Steps
By: Madison Arend
As we grow, we find ourselves trying to discover who we are. Our interests, tastes, and lives change and it typically takes a process of trial and error to discover what we like and dislike. This applies to careers, relationships, food, and even clothing.
What we wear says a lot about who we are as a person. While fashion can be a fun way to express ourselves, it can also be confusing when we don’t have everything figured out yet. The good news is, you don’t have to have everything figured out to have great style! Here are three tips on how to find the best fashion aesthetic for you and your lifestyle.
Celebrities (and the stylists behind them) can be a great source of inspiration for your wardrobe. Browse Instagram for pop culture accounts, such as Just Jared and Splash News, that spotlight celebrity street style and red carpet glam. You can also search for fan accounts that share where the outfits of celebrities and influencers are from—many even provide links to similar outfits. If that’s not enough inspiration, go directly to the source and follow celebrity stylists on Instagram for more tips and behind-the-scenes looks at outfit creation.
Know your body type
Before you can dive into building your own aesthetic, it’s crucial to know what type of clothes best suit your body. Everyone is different, so find the styles and shapes that work best for you and run with them. For example, if you are short or petite, mini skirts and dresses can help extenuate your legs. Finding your signature wardrobe pieces is easier said than done, but the trial and error will be worth it in the end.
Buy what you like
While emulating a celebrity’s style is a great way to improve your wardrobe, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in what THEY like instead of what YOU like. When shopping for clothes, don’t just pick what you think a celebrity would wear. Make sure you like it too! Start by going through your closet and finding your favorite outfit. Think about why it’s your favorite and what it is about the outfit that makes you feel great. Keep this in mind when shopping for new clothes. Pick what stands out to you then decide if it suits you and is the look you desire.