EXAMINING YOUR STYLE: TIPS TO HELP DISCOVER YOUR STYLE & FASHION SENSE
How do we know exactly what our style is, and if we don’t know, how do we discover it?
For many of us the journey to personal style discovery can be a bit more challenging than one may realize yet such an important step in making the most sound fashion and beauty choices.
During my own personal style journey, I’ve found that as much as it may change and evolve, the core of it generally remains the same.
Webster defines fashion as, “the prevailing style (as in dress) during a particular time.” And it defines style as, “a particular manner or technique by which something is done, created or performed.”
From my POV there is fashion and then there is style. So fashion is typically what’s trending and includes items, i.e. clothing, shoes, accessories, etc., available for purchase from different brands and at different price points by anyone who chooses. However, when it comes to style there are a number of factors that will drive what this may look like for each and every individual.
Lifestyle, career, finances, religion, body type, height, etc. are just a few of the many factors that may influence or outright dictate our style. Yet although we may have to consider these factors, I still believe that at the core of us is what we like and what we’d gravitate towards even when inhibited.
Aside from all of the lifestyle factors dictating your life beyond your control, what are some of the key clothing items that you gravitate towards? What do you feel your best in? What are you the most complimented in? These are just a few of the questions you should begin asking yourself to unlock the core of what may potentially fuel your style.
Another way of knowing you're on the verge of what your style is, is being able to come across a look you find stunning on someone else and you know that it will not work for you. On the other hand, you are able to come across a look that 's stunning on someone else and although you may immediately know it's not your typical go to style, you are able to realistically interpret it in a way that will work for you and compliment your style.