Your personal style is the result of your fashion choices. It is the manifestation of your aesthetic leanings and your concept of what looks beautiful on you. It grows with inspiration (rather than dependence) on the collections released by designers four times a year.
Sadly, some women may consider themselves fashionably lost. They describe their style to be similar to shifting sands — changing with every wave. Despite having a closet full of different pieces, most days, they simply cannot decide what to wear.
Having the closet blues is a real problem, but there is a cure for it: a renewal of the mind.
Changing your approach toward anything in life, including your personal style, is all about developing the right mindset. So, if you are ready to eliminate your wishy-washy fashion tendencies once and for all, here are five nuggets of wisdom to help you finally establish your reliable personal style.
1. Evaluate your personality and lifestyle.
You have to know yourself first. After all, style is the creative expression of who you are.
For example, you are a spiritual person who strictly abides by certain rules of faith, but you are also a fun-loving individual. In this case, you can choose clothing pieces that show off not only your personal beliefs, but also your dynamic personality.
There are fashionable modest dresses that are comfortable and versatile. These can set the standard for your other style picks because they fit your personality and lifestyle.
2. Think outside the box.
Once you identify the best clothing pieces in your closet, think of the different ways that you can wear them for any occasion. Take the time to find other items in your closet that go well with these pieces. Be creative! Even a basic white long-sleeved blouse or custom branded shirt can be worn in multiple ways.
If you need inspiration to achieve fashion mileage for your wardrobe items, study different clothing hacks through Pinterest and YouTube. Alternatively, have a friend come over to your house and ask her how she would style your favorite clothing picks. She may provide you with a surprisingly fresh perspective.
3. Always choose pieces that show off your beauty.
One fashion sin often committed by people who do not know their personal style is following every clothing trend.
Here’s something to think about: Trends are created to increase style possibilities and people’s understanding of how fashion works. However, they should not dictate what you wear. Besides, trendy pieces will not always look good on you.
When you want to invest in new clothes, your focus should always be on what looks and feels amazing on you. Clothes should show you off, and not the other way around.
4. Always evaluate the sustainability of your style.
Ask yourself if you can keep up with your style easily or if your fashion favorites require extra care, or only work with certain types of clothing. When you are establishing your style, you want to make sure that you can be consistent with it — that everything goes well together in making you look like you.
On top of that, think about the changing seasons. See how well your wardrobe essentials will fare as seasons shift from hot to warm to nippy to freezing (if you live in a country with four seasons).
5. Always explore different brands.
Avoid sticking to a single brand. Find different sources for the types of clothing that show off your signature style. Not only will you be able to build a fantastic wardrobe faster, but you will be able to stretch your style budget as well.
Explore thrift shops and flea markets. Likewise, visit online clothing stores. You will be surprised by the pieces that you can find from these sources, as well as the prices they go for.
Remember the words of Vogue editor Anna Wintour: “Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”
Indeed, your personal style is the central component of looking good. So, focus more on it instead of the ever-growing selection of fashion items on the market. When you have a personal style, getting dressed and looking good every day will be a breeze.
Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer Feiruza Mudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age, and this has become the trademark of her designs today. When you slip into one of Feiruza’s creations, you can almost hear the rhythms of Africa, the beats of India and the vibrancy of Dubai – this distinctive and colourful mélange is just what Finchitua is about.