My Top 10 Ways To Develop Your Personal Style
Personal Style is about projecting a certain sense of you. Over time your style evolves, and you experience the many ups and downs that accompany a full life. As we change internally over time, and fashion changes, we choose to take on various dressing styles to express those ourselves at that point in our life. What is right in one decade or period of your life might not be right for you in another.
We learn to express our personal styles through the images and influences around us, via social media, television, magazines, movies, peers and those who carry significance in our lives. For some, the passion for self-expression has been smothered by the needs of others or rejected as something no longer able to be developed due to financial, emotional, family or social pressures. When this happens, your style comes to a halt, and you may fall into a “Style Rut”.
So how do you break the style rut and create your own personal style?
1. The first step is to go shopping in your wardrobe
Start by creating the style you want to achieve with the clothes you already own.
How many times have you stood in front of your wardrobe, clothes hanging to the right and left and you feel like you have nothing to wear?
Most women only wear 20% of their whole wardrobe, yet still hang onto the clothes they loved in the ’80s or 90’s, hoping to fit into them soon! Or they have items they bought and have worn once, or even never. If this is you and you want to love and wear all your clothes, there is a solution.
Learn how to save time and money in your wardrobe here.
2. Update your underwear
To look fabulous on the outside means you need to have the correct clothing underneath. You can appear two dress sizes smaller with the proper underwear, including shapewear, which is always an excellent investment.
3. Update your bras
Wearing the correct bra in the right position can be extremely slimming, especially around the tummy region.
Our advice is always to have your bras fitted from a professional when purchasing.
4. Comfort versus Style
When purchasing underwear, comfort and fit are essential, and if they are stylish it is a bonus! The best underwear styles are invisible. Either select a full brief or try a smaller style. Always aim for anything that flattens and smooths.
5. Know your body shape, so you only purchase clothes that suit “you”.
Confidence is knowing your body. Once you know what styles and cuts suit your body shape, shopping becomes a breeze and fun.
Purchase "Your Ultimate Style eBook" to learn your body shape.
6. Style does not necessarily mean fashion.
Stylish pieces in your wardrobe are investment pieces, items that don’t date and will stay in your wardrobe for years.
It is essential to stay up to date, but only purchase the item if it suits your personal style and body shape.
Presentation is everything, and you feel great when you look great. Once you have defined your style, your self-beliefs will increase, and you will exude confidence.
7. Stop Impulse Buying
It was cheap! How many times have you said that only to leave it hanging in your wardrobe with the tag still on?
Every bargain mistake is costing you money. This money is better off being saved for an investment piece for your carefully thought out stylish wardrobe. Love it madly, need it badly or put it back!
8. Learn where your clothes don’t fit your lifestyle and change your style
Remove all the “I used to wear back when…” clothes from your wardrobe. It is time for a new you – time to move forward.
9. Play around with your wardrobe
Create outfits when dressing each day
It is often the accessories that make the difference between wearing clothes or a stylish outfit.
10. Learn the six most essential Elements of Style and add it to your wardrobe and life.
For your age, the occasion, others and the location
Wearing simple, clean lines and accessories
With yourself, your companions and your responsibilities
Carrying yourself with confidence and grace
Friendliness and Courtesy:
Good humour and respect for others
Carolyn (Caz) Rowland is a fashion designer at Cazinc The Label, model, lifestyle blogger and professional Image Stylist. Caz is also a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching. Caz is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.
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