Personal Fashion Style
...Guide to Developing Your Own Unique Personal Style"
Let me begin by saying that finding your personal fashion style is about getting to know yourself. It's about being connected with the very essence of who YOU are - and be confident about it!
So WHAT exactly is the YOU and what does it have to do with fashion?
Imagine a world (call it "Sameville") where everybody wore the same clothes. A place where they had the same style and liked the same things.
Now that wouldn't exactly be the most colorful and stimulating world... would it?
But the sad reality is - the majority of people tend to go this route when it comes to clothes! So this is where developing your style comes into the picture.
Dare to be yourself and wear the clothes that express the unique and fabulous person you are! Color this life with shapes, colors and styles - and be the shining example of the beauty of diversity :-)
Take me straight to the fashion style quiz & tips!
Creating your own personal style is the art of combining an outfit, or an image if you will, based on the various aspects of your personality and lifestyle, which consists of:
Your taste, interests, desires, inspirations, aspirations and history. You bring a couple (or all) of them together and let it shine in the way you dress. But of course, only the aspects you want to express and show to the world!
"Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly."
Why Is It Important to Develop a Personal Fashion Style?Oh, the reasons are many but it's mainly to feel and look good! Creating your unique style helps you achieve a sense of confidence and comfort in how you put together an outfit. This sets you apart from the rest - the awkward-looking fashion victims you see out there on the street and in the cookie-cutter media.
It takes a lot of trial and error to find your personal clothing style, so don't worry about making mistakes along the way. In fact, developing your personal fashion style is a journey not a destination. Experimenting and just having fun help you get to know yourself better :-)
Style = Individuality
Once you connect with your core fashion persona, your style will improve and you'll look fabulous. This will radiate through the way you dress. You'll feel good and and attract the same admirations clothes-horses like Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe are (still) getting!
"Wear something you feel gorgeous in and don't try too hard; it's much sexier when it appears effortless. Clothes that don't fit, or don't fit the wearer's personality, don't help."
Their trick? Well, they knew that they didn't need to have a certain look to look good. Instead, they accentuated their individuality.
Marilyn Monroe had the curves and personality to create that feminine, sexy image which she was known for.
Imagine if we put her signature halter dress on slim-trim sporty and sophisticated Audrey Hepburn? Uh-uh.. Imagine how out of place she would feel! Audrey's straight, minimal tee shirt and pants on curvy Marilyn? Don't get me started ;-)
See why some trends and clothing styles you see in magazines just don't look good on some people?
Let's Define Your Personal Style!Together we're going to help you find and evolve your own personal fashion style.
We are going to:
So What Exactly Is A Clothing Personality?It's your head-embedded tendency to instinctively choose a particular type of clothes. This natural tendency will 99.9% of the time match with your true inner self.
But why do we all keep making mistakes? That's because of the influences surrounding you (it could be a parent, a group of friends, social position, career path, media, etc.). This basically means that you're not quite 'in-tune' with your preferences or that you feel forced to confine to other people's standards and expectations.
Together we're going to do some 'fine-tuning' between your wardrobe and self!
"Is a Style Quiz Necessary?"
Not really, but it serves as a good starting point when you feel lost in your style.
For a lot of women, especially the Creative Fashionista, being put in a box doesn't sound enticing. But as a part of my image consultancy services and my wish to help women look their best, I would love to get you thinking about where you are in regards to where you want to be in your style journey.
I truly believe that this awareness of how you're currently projecting your image can guide you to improved style choices. And c'mon, let's relieve some of that seriousness - identifying your group of clothing personality is FUN !
"How and Where to Start?"
I suggest that you start with the "Fashion Style Quiz" to identify your clothing personality.
For more fashion advice on developing your personal fashion style and/or if the results from the quiz didn't give you the sense of direction you're looking for - click on "How to Find Your Style" and "How to Define Your Style". But of course, I encourage you to take the time to read through everything :-)
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The General Clothing StylesIf you're curious about the clothing personalities and want some extra fashion inspiration and tips, check them out:
Note: These are just the clothing archetypes. There are several sub-categories within each of them. Some of these styles may overlap.
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