It’s believed that the fashion conscious crowd are the only ones who are aware of their personal style, when in fact clothing affects all of us that get dressed each morning. Personal style is something I feel is gained over the years; after we’ve lived our lives, spent time around different people, and been on journeys not knowing what the outcome will be. Personal style isn’t something you can easily define. There’s no beginning or end, and there’s no right way to go about finding out what your personal style truly is.
Our personal style is always evolving, changing with us over the course of our lives. What we wear is a way for us to communicate with the world without having to say a thing, its personal and unique to each and every one of us. What item of clothing brings you joy when you wear it? What outfit combinations inspire you to get dressed each morning? Those are a couple of questions you can ask yourself when you want to find our what your personal style is, but in reality it goes a lot deeper than that.
We’re living through a time that encourages us to find our individuality through our clothing, instead of being carbon copies of each other. That can only be a good thing right? Yes, and no. Finding our personal style can be confusing, navigating our way through the labyrinth of choices on offer to us can be nothing short of a nightmare.
In case you haven’t figured it out by now, personal style is complicated. If you’re on a journey to discover your personal style, I’d encourage you to get dressed for yourself rather than trying to impress anyone else through your clothing. It’s important to feel good in what you wear, think specifically of what items bring you joy and go from there. Is it the colour, pattern, or texture of something? Is it the shape or is it a particular fabric? It’s okay to take outfit inspiration from others, but if you want to hone in on your personal style, always try and make it your own.
Our individual interpretations of style is what makes our style real, relatable, and allows us to nurture a more meaningful relationship with fashion. Personal style will always evolve as we change and grow so we may never really know when we’ve found our own sense of style. Nevertheless this is a fun journey to be on – so don’t take it too seriously!
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