Unlocking the power of personal style

Creating your own unique style can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be. It's all about finding a balance between fashion trends and timeless classics, and understanding which pieces work best for you.

By understanding your body shape and color palette, you can take some of those first steps in building your signature style So what are you waiting for? Let's get started unlocking the power of personal style, that reflects your personality and makes you look and feel amazing.

1. Understand what you are searching for

To truly unlock the power of personal style, you need to really listen to what you want. Your personal style has the ability to match how you are on the inside to what the world sees. You need to be clear on who that is, although you might be inspired by others in their outfit choices, the most successful and powerful personal style is one that is intimately yours. So consider - do you want to feel confidet, stong, but still approachable? Or perhaps dramatic, bold and creative? Knowing and understanding this will inform the next stages of unlocking your personal style.

2. Know what you already have in your wardrobe

The next step in unlocking the power of personal style is to know what you already have in your wardrobe. Take a look at the clothes you already own and assess what works for you and what doesn’t. Once you’ve done that, you can start to form a plan for the type of pieces you need. Start by assessing what you already own and passing on those items that either no longer serve you or no longer suit the style you are now focussed on reaching.

2. Understand your body type.

Having an understanding of your body type is essential when you're building your personal style. By taking into consideration your size, shape and proportions, you can find clothes that are the perfect fit for your body and accentuate your best features. Knowing your body type saves you time and money in the long run, as you will be able to avoid buying clothing which doesn't suit you.

3. Build a color palette that reflects your style.

Once you have a good idea of what pieces work and don’t work for your body, begin to think about colour. Choose colours that suit you, complement your individual features and make the most out of what you have. Colour plays a very important role in conveying different emotions from others, use this to your advantage in different situations where you may need to amplify your personal style.

4. Invest in quality basics that fit well and suit you.

Quality basics are the foundation of any wardrobe, so investing in well-fitting pieces that you know will last is key. Consider investing in pieces such as classic blazers, trousers and jeans; these items are timeless and can be dressed up or down depending on your look. Fabrics are essentional consideration in this process as natural fibers like cotton, wool or linen breathe better than synthetic fibers and will provide more comfort, as well as looking great.

Fit is absolute king when reviewing your existing pieces in your wardrobe and determining overall style. If items are illfitting they will take away from the power that style can have. Pay close attention to details like stitching, fabric and overall fit when selecting these items to ensure you get quality pieces that will last for seasons to come.

5. Streamline and Upgrade Your Accessories.

Accessories can add the perfect finishing touches to your looks, so it’s important to invest in quality items that won’t date. Quality over quantity is key with accessories - opt for timeless shapes rather than trends and classic pieces such as a slim leather belt, tortoiseshell glasses, or classic watch. These are all items which won’t date and will instantly elevate any look you wear.

The right accessory style has the ability to bring our your personality and unique personal style to any outfit.

By starting with these simple steps, you will be at the begining of your style journey. Sign up here to get your FREE copy of my wardrobe edit guide to help you through that process.


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