Style is everything. It’s one of the first things that people notice about you when they see and meet you for the first time. Everyone has a personal style. For some it may be more laid back and casual. While others it may be more suit and tie dressed to impress. Whatever your style is, you make it your own and it reflects you. With a few helpful tips, it’s easy to figure out how to develop your own look.
An Eye for Style
Finding your personal style can be intimidating for some. There are so many different styles and what’s key is determining what you like. One of the easiest ways to develop your style is to observe stylish people around you. It may be an athlete, musical artist or celebrity; style inspiration is everywhere. Maybe someone with a similar body build or physical characteristics like yours. After you determine what you like, try to recreate their style.
Wear what feels comfortable and genuine to you. While you can definitely develop style inspiration from others, make their look your own. Don’t try to “look like someone else.” What works for one person may or may not work for you. It’s important to wear what feel natural to you or you’ll feel insecure. People will notice not only through physical appearance, but through your body language.
When shopping, one way to know that something is “your style” is you will love it. If you have doubt when purchasing items, chances are it’s not your style or the fit may be off. This means you probably won’t wear it. My philosophy is, if you don’t love it don’t buy to avoid a closet full of clothing with the tags still attached.
Find what compliments you. Know what your best body assets are and accentuate them. Steer away from clothing and fabrics that will not compliment your physique. Wear what enhances your complexion. If you have a warmer skin tone, colors with yellow undertones will compliment you well. If you have a cool skin tone, blue undertones will have the same effect accenting the skin. Find what works best for you.
You only have one opportunity to make a first impression, so it’s important to make it count.