14 Easy Ways To Find Your Own Fashion Style

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Finding your personal fashion style can feel like an overwhelming process. You want your outside to reflect your inside; an expression and celebration of your personality. Finding your own fashion style can be important to your sense of self. So don’t panic – here’s 14 easy ways to help find your own fashion style.

By Kaley Larner.

1. Find your personal fashion icon

When finding your fashion icon take into consideration what it is that you like about their style. Is it the way they layer pieces together? How they accessorise? Or simply the general style of each piece? Use your style icon not as someone to copy but instead someone to seek inspiration from. Your fashion icon doesn’t have to currently be on trend. There are plenty of vintage style icons such as Aubrey Hepburn and Twiggy.

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2. Dress according to your lifestyle

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By considering your lifestyle your fashion style may become clearer to identify. Your style should be practical and easy to apply day to day. If you work in an office your everyday style may be constructed upon the business chic aesthetic. Business attire doesn’t have to be mundane black pencils skirts and simple blouses. Instead opt for a vibrant colour or a different cut of pant such as a fun culotte. If you work outdoors you may need to consider investing in good quality durable designs such as puffer jackets, sweaters and fleece wear.

3. Celebrate your figure

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Your body shape is unique. Becoming accustomed to what you feel best in and what flatters your shape can be an empowering experience. Whether you have an hour glass or a pear-shaped figure we all have the ability to wear what we want when we want. Remember your body shape doesn’t define you or prevent you from feeling the best version of yourself.

4. Don’t forget the basics

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Working with the basics in your wardrobe is a simple way to create a foundation to your style. Basics such as a pair of black or blue jeans, turtlenecks and t-shirts can allow you to layer your outfits. Once you have your basics organised you can incorporate unique styling into your outfits such as accessories. Starting from the basics can also help define your style such as whether you follow a casual, sophisticated, tom – boy or bohemian style.

5. Find colours that compliment you

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When you’re establishing your own fashion style assessing which colours compliment you can help.  A simple google search can help you establish what colours compliment your complexion, skin tone, hair and eye colour. If you want to take it a step further try getting your colours read by a trained professional who will assist in finding colours that best work for you. For instance, if you have fair hair and skin, then pastels such as soft pinks or a cameo green may compliment you.

6. Don’t compare yourself to others

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As we constantly scroll through our socials it becomes easy to compare fashion styles to others. While this can help you seek inspiration it is important to let it simply inspire you and not harm your confidence. The key is to remember your fashion style is all about you and not comparing yourself to others.

7. Make fashion trends your own

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Following fashions trends can be a helpful way to gauge upcoming styles. In order to make a trend your own, the trick is to find your own edge to your outfit! A simple and timeless trend is wearing a graphic tee. Instead of wearing a graphic tee with a pair of basic jeans try pairing the tee with a printed midi skirt or a simple wrap skirt.  From here, you can dress your outfit up with accessories.

8. Use accessories to liven up your outfits

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When finding your fashion style consider using accessories to liven up your outfits. Accessories can help enhance an outfit and change the overall style of the outfit. If you like to wear all neutral pieces try pairing your outfit with a unique pair of sunglasses or a bold pair of shoes. Try switching up your average sneaker with a platform sneaker. If a bold shoe isn’t your style, try accessorising with bags, jewellery or a chunky belt.

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9. Remix and rematch your favourite outfits

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As we get older it becomes easy to stick to what we know and feel most comfortable in. Its normal to gravitate towards our favourite outfits. However, if you remix and rematch your favourite pieces you’re not limiting yourself to the same outfit options. Mixing up your favourite pieces to create new and fresh outfits can challenge you and help further enhance your own fashion style.

10. Less can be more

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Having a minimalistic style can be just as trendy as having a bold style. If you’re trying to establish a minimalistic style try wearing black, white, navy and neutral earthy tones. Wearing a simple linen pant paired with a white tee and sandals can be a timeless and minimal look. When accessorising try wearing simple layering rings, subtle studded earrings and delicate silver or gold necklaces.

11. Explore new brands

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Purchasing from mainstream stores is absolutely fine! However, branching out and browsing small independent designers can expose you to different styles. A helpful way to keep up to date with new brands is to follow their socials and that way you will be consistently recommended of new and upcoming styles.

12.  Don’t be afraid of patterns

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Wearing patterns can feel like a daunting experience, the trick is to simply not overdo it! Gaining the confidence to wear bold patterns begins with small changes. Instead of wearing a basic neutral top opt for a striped option.  This will allow you to slowly ease yourself into wearing subtle hints of pattern. This will also enable you to grow the confidence to wear bold prints!

13. Step outside your comfort zone

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Finding your own fashion style can be a slow process and eventually you will become comfortable with your ever-changing style. This all starts with changing your mindset and stepping out of your comfort zone. Starting off with small changes such as introducing a different fit of jean or a bold colour will allow you to become more comfortable with your fashion styling decisions.

14. Be authentic

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Fashion is forever evolving and so are you! Therefore, your style may transform and evolve with time. It is important to remember that your style is defined by you and your self-expression and that’s what makes it your personal fashion style. There are no rules in fashion. Instead let it be a reflection of your personality. Have fun with your style and dress to impress yourself!

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