One thing that all of most iconic celebrities have in common is a unique sense of style. Take Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, and Miley Cyrus, these are all women who have a truly unique sense of style that reflects who they are. By dressing in a way that not only follows the trends but also shows their personalities, they are using style to showcase themselves. This approach to fashion is one that we should all adopt, or at least try to.
When brands send models out onto the catwalk, they’re not sending them out dressed in a certain way because it’s stylish. Their designs reflect who they are. Of course, it’s also important that their designs are stylish, else they wouldn’t be used. But the main reason that each designer presents a unique collection is because they show their personalities. As well as the personalities of their models. That’s why some designers hand pick the models that they are willing to work with.
Fashion isn’t about looking a certain way or dressing in a particular style. It’s about using your clothing to express yourself and showcase your personality. With that in mind, below is a list of all the little twists that you can use to make your wardrobe reflect who you are, while still looking stylish and on trend.
Know what you like
Never underestimate the importance of knowing what you like. If you don’t know what types of styles you like, you’re never going to be able to dress in a way that promotes your personality. The best advice for learning what style you like and expressing who you are through it, is to see a personal stylist. Book an appointment with a stylist and ask them to help you find a sense of style that expresses your personality. It might sound strange, getting someone else to help you find a sense of style that works for you. But sometimes that can be all it takes to help you find a look that perfectly expresses who you are. An experienced stylist should be able to help you find a style that suits your personality. To do this, they’ll use what you tell them about yourself, as well as the colors of your skin tone and hair. These are great for helping you to find a signature color for your wardrobe. So, for instance, if you’ve got pale skin and light hair, pastel hues may be recommended.
Get your clothing tailored
A good tailor is a girl’s best friend, if you want to look smart and stylish, that is. Believe it or not, a good tailor can take a basic piece of clothing, and with a few stitches here and there, can turn it into a beautifully unique piece. Say, for example; you’ve got a dress that you love, but the bust is too large, a tailor can redesign it so that the bust fits you perfectly. Or, let’s say you find a cardigan that you love at your favorite discount store, the only downside being that lots of your friends also have the same one. A tailor can personalize it for you, to make it wonderfully unique but still just as stylish. Tailoring your clothes is one of the best and easiest ways to add personality to your wardrobe.
Add character with accessories
One of the simplest ways to show your personality through what you wear is with the use of accessories. It’s amazing how by adding a few well thought out pieces, from jewelry and bags to ballet flats and scarves, you can make a big difference to an outfit. Not only can accessories add personality to your look, but also an extra sense of style. They can convey a lot about you and your personality, and best of all, they’re often inexpensive to buy. This means that even if you’re on a tight budget, you can still add a few statement pieces to make your outfit stand out. Say, for example; you’re someone who loves bold colors but doesn’t like wearing clothing that’s overly bright. You could use accessories like bright printed scarves, shoes or jewelry to add a little extra color to your look. There’s no limit to what you can use accessories for when it comes to fashion, so they’re ideal to invest in.
Is there someone whose sense of style you idolize? It could be a friend, a family member, or a celebrity; it doesn’t matter. If there’s a fashion style that you love the look of, find a way to incorporate it into your own look. The people whose sense of style you idolize, says a lot about you as a person. So incorporating how they dress into your sense of style can be a great way to showcase more of yourself through what you wear. If you don’t have a fashion idol, maybe it’s time you got one? Just think, they may be able to help you express yourself in a more personal way through what you wear. The best places to find style idols is on Instagram and Pinterest. For Instagram, use ‘#fashioninspiration’ to search, for Pinterest look at the fashion inspiration boards.
Be true to who you are
Last but not least, always remember to be true to who you are. If you see a dress or top that you like, wear it. If you’re going to showcase who you are through what you wear, you need to be brave and wear the pieces that you love. Just because a friend isn’t keen on something, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear it. If you dress just like everyone else, you will be hiding who you are. So if there’s a piece of clothing that you love that’s unique, don’t be afraid to wear it. Embrace yourself for you, and dress in a way that you love.
Fashion is all about being unique. It’s not about being a sheep; it’s about dressing in a way that’s appealing to you. As well as in a style that suits your personality and makes you feel good about yourself.