The NUMBER ONE question I get asked is “How do I look stylish?”.
There is a lot to this question. For a person to feel stylish it is not just about putting together the lastest trends, it is putting together an outfit that looks good and feels good to them and on them. You see, looking stylish is not just about wearing the clothes “they” tell you to wear, it is wearing clothes that fit your personality style and physical features. The melding of these two factors create a style, a look, a person who is stylish.
So….how do I find “My Style”?
Finding your style can be a lifelong journey. Before you close this tab, hear me out. The journey is on-going, there are ways to narrow down who you are style-wise and what you want to look like in a few easy steps.
STEP 1: Take a picture of your outfit (on you) everyday for a week. We are more objective when we look at ourselves in a picture vs in a mirror. Take a head to toe picture from hip level (this gives the most accurate view). Take the picture yourself, facing a mirror, or have a friend take one for you. At the end of the day write down what you liked and what you did not like regarding this outfit and overall look. (this can include how it felt physically or just the mood it brought)
STEP 2: Assess. How you assess depends on your personality. In this step you want to notice any patterns so you can develop a style focus. You may want to post your outfit picture on Facebook to ask others how they would descibe your look. If Facebook is too much perhaps you text your close friends and get their opinions. More introspective people would spend a little time analyzing for themselves. The key here is to notice what your style is saying, give it words. Perhaps your words are comfortable or structured, knowledgable or fun loving, strong or approachable. The descriptions are as endless as your vocabulary. When you have words you know what to look for and what to avoid in style.
STEP 3: Do a Google Search, notice I did not say Pinterest. Pinterest has it’s place and I might suggest you go there later, but it limits your style options. Put your (or your friend’s) style descriptor words in the Google Search bar and than hit Images. **be careful what words you use due to potential images that might pop up. I know from my experience searching nude ballet flats!** Pay attention to the trends you see here. Notice if you repeatedly see the same person. There might even be a trend in store or designer affiliated with your descriptor words.
The data you gather here will put you on the path not of having a stylish look, but rather having A Style That is You.
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