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You like to look good and want to be your­self, so how do you cre­ate and main­tain your fash­ion style? It would be best if you had some­thing that suits your phys­i­cal appear­ance and stature, your per­son­al­i­ty, the sea­son, cli­mate and your par­tic­u­lar stage in life. Fur­ther­more, you need cloth­ing that will help take you to the next stage in life. With all of this in mind, cre­at­ing a style that is ‘you’ can seem daunt­ing, but there are a few prac­ti­cal steps you can take to devel­op a wardrobe that is per­fect for you.

- Why?

The way you dress and groom makes a state­ment about who you are—a state­ment to the world and a state­ment to your­self. It would be best if you were con­tent and con­fi­dent with the way you present your­self to the world and hap­py that your look helps define you as a per­son. Ulti­mate­ly, it would help if you were sat­is­fied that your wardrobe was right for you. As you set out on this jour­ney, remem­ber one thing: Be authen­tic!

- Size & Body Type

How to find your personal style l finding your style l find your own personal style Dress for your body type, not for some­one else’s type or some­one else’s ide­al­ized type. Your wardrobe has to work for you and must be appro­pri­ate for your wants and needs. Con­fi­dence can make any­one look good in any­thing, so ignore the size tag on a piece of cloth­ing and stop try­ing to squeeze into clothes that are too small, just because you wish you were that size. Search for style items that com­ple­ment your size and body shape, and be con­fi­dent in your skin! Remem­ber that cer­tain fash­ion items will bet­ter suit cer­tain body types, so con­sid­er var­i­ous clothes, shoes and acces­sories when putting togeth­er an ensemble.

- Be Inspired

Do your research. Scroll through social media and the inter­net to find peo­ple whose look and style you admire. Turn these peo­ple into your style icons. You might like the sim­ple, min­i­mal­ist look of one celebri­ty, you might admire the viva­cious, eclec­tic and colour­ful attire of anoth­er, and you might find anoth­er celebri­ty or media per­son­al­i­ty who always makes fan­tas­tic groom­ing choic­es. Fol­low one, or com­bine a num­ber of these looks, and make a note of what you like about each. Mak­ing a list or a cat­a­logue of your icon’s fash­ion choic­es will help you dis­cov­er the core ele­ments of a great wardrobe. Make a ‘mood board’ with images of your fig­ures. Once you’ve decid­ed upon why you like an icon’s style, you can nar­row down your par­tic­u­lar likes and moti­va­tions, which then become the foun­da­tion for your style. “This is what I like, this is why I like it, and this will inform how I build my wardrobe in the future.”

- Closet Clearance

How to find your personal style l finding your style l find your own personal style Do I need this? How long since I wore it? Do I like it? These are the ques­tions you need to ask the next time you stand in your clos­et. Clear­ing out your wardrobe can help you offload items you no longer like or wear for what­ev­er rea­son and can also help you clear your mind and sharp­en your true indi­vid­ual style. Go through your wardrobe with con­vic­tion, and cre­ate piles such as keep, donate and sell. If you can tru­ly say that you like and wear a piece of cloth­ing, keep it. If it hasn’t seen the light of day for a long time or reflects a dif­fer­ent phase in your life to which you will nev­er return, donate it. Final­ly, you’re like­ly to find some qual­i­ty items that you don’t want to take with you on the next phase of your fash­ion jour­ney, and these can be sold. Sell­ing some of your unworn items gives you some­thing else – mon­ey to buy more clothes and items which define who you are! Clear­ing out the clos­et can be cathar­tic and per­haps even fun. If you can find a friend to help you with the process, you can look back on the clothes which took you on crazy adven­tures or dis­as­trous dates. You might even find your­self asking, “Did I wear this?” One tip for this step: Be ruth­less! Newchic Hot Sale Jewerly

- Savvy Shopping

A sim­ple rule for shop­ping. Once you have com­plet­ed the clos­et cleanout, only fill the hole in your wardrobe. Yes, only buy what you need. This can be a chal­lenge. Let’s face it; we all love and suc­cumb to impulse buy­ing. How­ev­er, if you want to save mon­ey and have enough to update your wardrobe in the future, then fol­low this advice and only buy what you need to com­plete your wardrobe. Pur­chase cloth­ing via dis­count stores, many of which offer qual­i­ty gar­ments. Make a list of what you need, and stick to this list, whether you are shop­ping in-store or online. After find­ing your inspi­ra­tion and com­plet­ing the ‘mood board’ which defines your style, you can make this list. Learn to mix and match and get the most out of the clothes you already have, and con­sid­er your footwear when mak­ing these decisions.

- Basic Instincts

Trust your instincts. You are cre­at­ing a style that defines you. Decide upon what you like and who you want to be, and abide by that. No one knows you bet­ter than your­self, and even though you must dress in spe­cif­ic ways for cer­tain con­texts, remem­ber that this jour­ney is ded­i­cat­ed to express­ing who you are as a person. Of course, one must dress for the cli­mate and the par­tic­u­lar con­text in which you live. Assem­bling out­fits for the dif­fer­ent sea­sons can be fun, espe­cial­ly if you’re able to stretch one piece of cloth­ing or acces­so­ry across all four seasons. Where you live also has a great influ­ence on your lifestyle – do you live near the beach or the moun­tains, are you sur­round­ed by nightlife or peace and qui­et? These fac­tors will influ­ence how you dress.

- Accessorise

How to find your personal style l finding your style l find your own personal style A bold neck­lace can turn jeans and a white t‑shirt into a state­ment. Lay­ered, del­i­cate jew­el­ry offers a more fem­i­nine aes­thet­ic, and edgy ankle booties, a bright clutch or pearls can sharp­en any outfit. The con­clu­sion is that acces­sories can add anoth­er dimen­sion to any out­fit and trans­form it from casu­al, to chic, to for­mal, to smart or to any look you are aim­ing to cre­ate. Con­sid­er your favourite colours and designs, look again at the clothes in your wardrobe, then search for acces­sories that can main­tain your style.

- A friend In Need

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. True friends know you well. They know your per­son­al­i­ty and your ambi­tions, and they know what looks good on you. They should also be able to tell you what doesn’t look good on you, so seek and heed their advice. Bet­ter still, seek help and advice from pro­fes­sion­als. Enlist the help of a per­son­al styl­ist. Yes, it will cost mon­ey ini­tial­ly but will set you on the path to strong fash­ion choic­es in the future. Anoth­er advan­tage of a styl­ist is that they can help find gar­ments that are on-trend and right for you. Anoth­er worth­while stop is to vis­it a tai­lor so that the clothes you wear fit you per­fect­ly. Some­thing you may have noticed is how celebri­ties, includ­ing your style icons, look great in ANYTHING. Why, because their clothes fit them per­fect­ly. You could enjoy the same advantage.

- Signature

Do you have a sig­na­ture gar­ment? One pair of jeans, a scarf, jack­et or shirt that you are con­tent to wear on any occa­sion, in which you feel com­fort­able and happy. Maybe you pre­fer V‑neck shirts or fad­ed jeans. Per­haps you have mas­tered lay­er­ing to look good or can enliv­en any out­fit with noth­ing more than a scarf. Any of these times could be con­sid­ered a sig­na­ture gar­ment, and know­ing what your sig­na­ture gar­ment is can help you find your spe­cif­ic style. Con­sid­er this gar­ment and start to build your wardrobe around it. Newchic Mens Leisure Up To 20% Off

- Where Are You Going?

What are your goals in life? What are your per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al dreams, and how will your wardrobe fit into those dreams? When cre­at­ing your style, be sure to devel­op a per­son­al­i­ty that is yours. If you have lofty career ambi­tions, assem­ble clothes that reflect that ambi­tion and suit your occu­pa­tion and future career goals. Where are you now, and where do you want to be five or ten years from now? Exam­ine your wardrobe and your style choic­es, and deter­mine whether your clothes accu­rate­ly reflect who you are now and who you want to be in the future? Your style is with­in reach. You know what it is and need to dis­cov­er and cre­ate it. Do your research, clear out your clos­et, con­sult a friend or a pro­fes­sion­al and start build­ing your wardrobe. Gath­er some beau­ti­ful acces­sories, decide where you are in life and hit the shops. Before you know it, you will have cre­at­ed your style, and you will be on the way to where you want to be 🙂

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