Have you ever felt like you lost or never had your sense of style? Life can be busy and sometimes our personal style lags in the background. But don’t worry, you are not alone. Here, we’ll explore practical tips and strategies to help you rediscover and heal your fashion identity.
Find Your Sense of Style
Losing your sense of style can leave you at the mercy of influencers, from social media influencers to celebrity style and fashion magazines and even a store assistant when you’re trying out.
1. The Influence of Fashion Trends and External Views
Do you find yourself at the mercy of fashion trends and other people’s agendas when it comes to style? When you turn to style information sources that don’t care about who you are, from social media influencers to celebrity style and fashion magazines, or even a store assistant while you’re trying something, your style may not easily be your style.
It’s time to let go of outside influences and embrace your own unique fashion journey.
2. The Magic Wand: Your Style Tutorial
Have you ever wanted a magic wand to solve your style dilemmas? Look no further than getting style training.
Understanding what works for you, your personality traits, and how you want to be perceived is key to improving your sense of style.
Your personal style should be a reflection of your true self, not just an imitation of trends or celebrities’ fashion choices.
If you’re not sure who you are, how you want to be perceived, and what you want to express, it’s very easy to be influenced by others and it’s not good for your style, wardrobe or budget because you end up spending a lot of money on clothes that don’t really belong to you.
3. Personality Traits and Clothing
There is a really strong correlation between personality and the styles of clothing and accessories you choose. From fabric to pattern, construction to patterns, everything you love and hate to wear is influenced by your personality traits. The great thing is that you can explore the relationship between personality traits and clothing styles.
- If you lean towards traditional or conservative features, classic and structured pieces may resonate with you.
- Feminine individuals may gravitate towards curvy silhouettes, delicate details and lighter fabrics.
- Casual and casual personalities often prefer comfortable, nature-inspired colors and low-maintenance clothing.
These are just three examples of how personality influences style choices, but there’s a lot more to this than I’ve mentioned here, so we delve deeper into this topic in my article. Style Program in 7 Steps as it is a very important step to find your style.
4. Personality and Sense of Self
Losing your sense of style can often lead to a loss of identity. Alternatively, major life changes like retirement, leaving a job and having kids, or changing industries where the dress code at work is so different, are often times when there is a feeling of struggling with your style because what works for you is no longer what works for you, and you don’t know which direction to turn or what to wear.
Personality plays a very important role in finding or developing your style. Because there is such a relationship between personality traits and what you enjoy wearing and how you feel. As you delve deeper into understanding who you are through self-reflection and embrace your true self and then receive the kind of training you need, you will find that your style becomes more innate as you discover that part of you that is already there and learn how to express it through your clothes.
5. Peel Back and Build From Core
One thing I’ve really noticed when working with clients is that there are so many layers (like layers of old wallpaper pasted over each other) that need to be peeled off to reveal who you truly are at your core. Like “what to wear” to body image issues, there are many preconceived notions that can prevent you from finding your true style. You want to remove these external filters to take a step back and reveal your core identity.
Many times women tell me that one thing they struggle with is that where they live people wear a certain style of clothing and they just don’t want to wear it, but they don’t know how to have their own style and fit into their environment. That’s why it’s so important to separate your style preferences from factors such as body shape, color, lifestyle, and location so you can see what you are and what those external pressures or expectations are.
If you don’t eliminate all body image issues and outside influences, you will never be able to define your sense of style.
One way to unleash your aesthetic and personal love without restrictions, to create a true sense of style, is to do what I do. Visualize Your Style mini-course – guides you through some simple but incredibly powerful steps to help you find your essence and then discover your true style preferences without all those external filters you’re unconsciously applying.
6. Fashion and Style
Understand the difference between fashion and style. Fashion is just one of the tools in your style toolbox; your style is everything and not the end. Fashion is what’s available in stores right now. Style is your own expression that you show the world with your clothing choices.
Style is an expression of your identity and goes beyond following someone else’s formula or wearing the latest fashion trends.
While style takes you, your body, your color, your preferences into account, fashion doesn’t take any of that into account, which is one of the reasons why clothes shopping can be so frustrating because you don’t care about what fashion has to offer and so you buy the “least bad” items you can find, and that’s why “useful” wardrobeit will never make you feel stylish.
7. Developing Your Style Recipe
Discover the power of style recipe, a personalized guide to your fashion choices. 7 Steps to Style has been described by my members as the North Stars because it’s such an incredibly useful tool that it helps you while shopping, putting your clothes together, and will actually ideally be a guide to whatever you choose and flow through your entire life.
However, it is difficult to formulate a style recipe without a clear understanding of your identity. Therefore, to create a style recipe that truly resonates with you, you need to focus on getting back to the basics and defining your core identity.
8. The Importance of Style Education
Recognize the value of a style education. This is because fashion won’t help you, as I mentioned earlier, fashion doesn’t take into account who you are, what you like, and what actually works for you. It’s a handy tool like a hammer, but you need more than just a hammer to build your style house.
Even if you weren’t born with an innate sense of style, style is a science that can be learned and mastered. You don’t have to be born stylish, which is great because I was definitely not born stylish! That’s why I’m a great style educator and teacher because I’ve struggled with myself and understood many of the pitfalls you may be experiencing as well.
I want you to gain confidence, increase your self-esteem, and feel empowered to make fashion choices that fit who you are. This will give you more courage to do the things you want to do in your life. It helps you feel more comfortable standing out and even talking or interacting with others, as you don’t lack confidence because you feel your style is holding you back.
Your sense of style is an integral part of expressing yourself. By embarking on a style education journey, you will discover the joy of expressing your authentic self through clothing. Remember, fashion trends may come and go, but your personal style is timeless. Embrace the opportunity to refine your sense of style and present the world the greatest version of yourself.
I’d love to hear about your style struggles and help you find your sense of style. Together, let’s create a personal brand image that reflects who you really are!