3 tips to help you find your style

Posted on 27 September 2020
By Dana Andersen
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Finding your own style is a vital part of using fashion for self expression, and though its fun, it can be difficult.

There are so many different ways to dress, aesthetics to choose from, and a million fashion ’rules’ that have been thrown around, seemingly from the start of time, so where do you start?

Here are three things to think about, to help you develop your own style.

One big thing in the fashion industry, which consumers tend to not realise the importance of, is the silhouette your clothes give you.

Do you prefer a baggy fit, where your silhouette doesn’t give away too much of your body?

Or perhaps clothes that fit well, or are even tailored, to show off the exact shape you have?

This can be used to figure out what ‘flatters’ your body most, but it should be utilised as a way to express yourself and create the base for how your style will make you feel about yourself.

A silhouette with wide shoulders and a small waist will look much more powerful, and imposing than a silhouette that flares out at the bottom.

There are plenty of shapes and styles to go for with silhouettes, and once you deduce which ones your prefer, you can think about everything else.

Once you have your silhouette down, think about how you want the clothes to actually look outside of the shape.

Do you like subtle patterns, or bold colours? Pastels, or all black?

Anything goes, and fashion especially comes and goes fast, so go for what you like, and ignore whats on the runway or in stores.

This is a great time to go thrifting or looking for vintage pieces, since you’ll be more likely to find unique pieces with colours, patterns, fits and shapes, that are harder or even impossible to find in modern stores. Not to mention how how much better that is for the environment.

Once you have your silhouette and colours or patterns down, theres only one final step, and thats figuring out accessories.

Accessories can make or break an outfit, and utilising accessories can completely change how people perceive your style.

When choosing accessories, take the style choices you’ve already made into account.

If you went with a very loose and laid back silhouette, accessorising with jewellery can help your outfits look more put together, and if you went with a more tight fitting silhouette, a belt can really pull it all together.

This can also be the time to add a pop of colour to a dark outfit, something dark to tie together a bright outfit, and just have a bit of fun!

Finding your style should be 100% about you and what you like, draw inspiration from other people and places for sure, but don’t let anyone make you think theres a way you ‘should’ be dressing, or that there are any ‘rules’ to fashion.