HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
Article by Tammy Gibson
Philosophy of People
Magazine: Issue #18
Tired of feeling frumpy, plain or invisible? Frustrated with getting dressed every day?
Style is about expression. It reflects who you are without a single word being spoken! It is a way of life. Understanding, and embracing, your personal style will help you feel more confident, be more successful and live life more fully!
Discover your personal style and start building a wardrobe that showcases your special look by considering three things:
1| Current Wardrobe: What do you already own that you makes you feel amazing every time you put it on? What do you wear that always gets you compliments? Consider what it is that makes them such great pieces. Is it the color? Fit? Detail?
2| Inspiration: Which celebrity’s style do you admire? Who do you personally know that has style you adore? Consider WHY you love their style. Is it the unique jewelry they wear? Is it the bold color they rock? Is it the elegant way they dress? Make a list of these characteristics and use them as a starting point for developing your own style. A mix of what you are instinctively drawn to is what is going to make your personal style unique.
3| Function: Consider your lifestyle and daily activities. Wearing the right clothes for your lifestyle will help you feel more confident and chic. For example, I am a mom who spends a lot of time in the car, driving my kids around. I am at their school a lot and when at home, I am either working in front of the computer or cleaning. As much as I’d love to spend my days in red heels and dresses, it is more functional to wear a wedge heel and jeans. I still get to rock my personal style and adorn with the accessories I love but I save the dressier outfits for dates with my guy. It make sense to invest in a wardrobe that functions for daily life with a few bonus pieces for special occasions.
Check out Pinterest boards for more inspiration and start your own board with pictures of outfits and clothing pieces that inspire you. Pay attention to similarities you notice in the outfits as this will give you clarity on what you really like, which may be very different from how you currently dress.
Instead of hiding behind a boring wardrobe, express yourself with your personal style!
Philosophy of People is a compilation of self-improvement articles written by entrepreneurs seeking to bring holistic solutions to everyday problems. Read more articles from our 2nd Year Anniversary issue.
TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a beauty and style consultant, red heel lover and personal development enthusiast sharing her passions to help women look and feel their best! Through Tammy’s Style Services, she helps women live life with style and confidence. Learn more about the virtual and in-person styling packages. Learn more at A Mom in Red High Heels.