51 Tips to Find Your Personal Style (2022)
Do you ever feel like you don’t know what your personal style is? You’re not alone. It can be tough to figure out what looks good on us and makes us feel confident.
What are the Best Ways for Developing Your Style
Here are 51 ideas to help you develop your style:
1. Consider Your Personality
Style is more than just the clothes you wear – it’s an extension of your personality. It can be a reflection of your mood, your interests, or your lifestyle.
Once you have a better understanding of your likes and dislikes, you can start exploring different styles and looks.
2. Get Rid of Clothes You No Longer Wear
If you haven’t worn something in a year, chances are you never will. Donate or sell clothes that no longer fit your style. This will declutter your closet and make room for new pieces.
3. Audit Your Closet Regularly
Every few months, go through your closet and get rid of anything you no longer wear or that doesn’t fit your personal style. This will help you keep your closet fresh and up-to-date.
4. Prepare Your Closet
First, invest in quality hangers. Not only do they look nicer, but they also won’t damage your clothes.
Second, break your drawers down by function. For example, have one drawer for socks and underwear, another for shirts, and so on. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for and keep your closet organized.
5. Learn How to Care for Your Clothes and Shoes
To make your clothes last longer, you need to take care of them properly. Read the labels on your clothing items and follow the instructions carefully.
Use detergents, fabric softeners, and stain removers for different types of fabrics. For example, there are special care products for delicate fabrics like silk and wool. Don’t forget to spot-treat any stains before they set in.
Protect fabrics by drying them naturally. Drying your sweaters horizontally will help keep their shape.
It is also important that you take care of wrinkles in clothes and lint in knitwear. A steamer and an electrical fabric shaver are practical.
For shoes, polish them regularly and use shoe trees to help them keep their shape.
6. Find Inspiration
Look to social media. Platforms like Instagram and Pinterest are full of fashion inspiration. Take some time to scroll through your feeds and save the looks you love.
Check out your favorite stores. Whether you’re shopping online or in person, browsing your favorite stores can give you a good idea of what’s trending and help you find pieces that fit your personal style.
Take a walk around your neighborhood. Observing the people around you can give you a good sense of what styles are popular and help you find your unique voice within the latest trends.
7. Consider Your Body Type
When choosing clothes, it is important to consider your body type. Not all styles will look good on you, but some styles will flatter your figure.
8. The Right Size
Make sure the clothes you buy are the right size. There is nothing worse than clothes that are too big or too small.
9. Natural vs. Synthetic
Choose natural fibers whenever possible. Natural fibers like cotton and linen breathe better than synthetic fabrics, so they’re more comfortable to wear in warm weather. They also tend to be more durable and age better than synthetic fabrics.
On the other hand, synthetic sportswear also allows the skin to breathe and supports the body shape well.
When choosing handbags and shoes, I recommend genuine leather products. They may be more expensive, but they’ll last longer and look better with age.
10. The Fabric Should be Comfortable
The fabric should not be scratchy or make you itch.
11. Know Your Colors
Consider the colors that compliment your skin tone. If you have a cool complexion, opt
for jewel tones or pastels. If you have a warm complexion, try richer and brighter shades.
And if you’re not sure which category you fall into, find a color that makes your eyes glow – this is usually a good indicator of which tones will look best on you.
12. Monochrome vs. Pattern
Monochrome refers to a single color or tone that is similar in hue. This can create a clean, sleek look that is easy to put together.
Patterned looks, on the other hand, can be more playful and eclectic. The key to pulling off a patterned look is to choose colors and patterns that complement each other.
I recommend creating a base from monochrome clothes and combining them with patterned fabrics.
13. Stay Within Your Budget
Try to see the big picture. Assess priorities. For example, if the cold season is approaching, perhaps you should first buy warmer clothes instead of swimwear.
Also, consider how many different clothes and accessories of a similar category you need and when. Let’s say you like to run outside and at the same time exercise in a sports club. Most likely, you need one pair of shoes outside, and another in the gym.
Write down your expected monthly expenses for clothes, shoes, etc., and don’t forget to factor in cleaning supplies. Stick to the plan.
14. Invest in Quality
It is better to have a few quality items that will last you for years than a closet full of cheap clothes that will fall apart after a few washes. When building your wardrobe, focus on investing in timeless pieces that can be worn season after season.
The idea that more expensive means better quality is incorrect. It’s about searching, comparing, and knowing what to look for when examining an item.
15. Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is a small collection of clothing and accessories that can be mixed and matched to create multiple looks. This type of wardrobe is perfect for busy women who don’t have the time or patience to sort through a closet full of clothes every day.
When building your wardrobe, it is important to consider the season. You will need different types of clothing for different seasons.
17. Develop an Online Purchasing Strategy
Online shopping has many advantages:
- In a large selection, you can quickly find clothes of a certain category. You can also compare prices from the different pages.
- A good way is to stock up on certain items and wait for them to go on sale. Another option is to subscribe to the site’s newsletter and shop only when the big sales start.
- Outlets are also very practical. If there is a certain large chain of clothing stores in your country, they will probably have an outlet.
Don’t forget to estimate shipping costs, and taxes, and be sure to inquire about return conditions. Play it safe.
18. Explore Lokal Stores
There are many hidden gem stores in every town or city. By taking the time to explore these locales, you can find unique pieces that fit your personal style perfectly.
19. Secondhand Stores
Vintage stores are a great way to find one-of-a-kind pieces that fit your style.
20. Something Borrowed
You can also borrow clothes from friends or family members. This is a great way to try out a new style without making a financial commitment.
21. Clothing Rental
Clothing rental is a great way to try out new styles without breaking the bank. You can rent designer dresses and accessories for special occasions, or you can sign up for a subscription service that will send you a new box of clothes every month.
22. Should You Keep the New Purchase?
There are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to keep a new purchase:
- The first criterion is quality.
- Must be comfortable (the clothes are the right size, the fabric is soft, the heel of the shoes is not too high and not tight).
- The color should suit your skin tone.
- Clothing or shoes cannot be a similar silhouette or shade to what you have.
- If you can immediately create at least two or three different combinations with a new item, keep it.
Don’t worry, with experience you will be able to evaluate these five criteria in minutes. Trust your inner voice and forget that there was a sale. Sales have been and always will be.
If you can’t decide right away, try another day or ask someone else.
23. Avoid Duplicates
Do not duplicate clothes, shoes, and accessories that are similar in shape and color. You won’t be able to create different styles with them.
The only exception to duplication is practicality. Let’s say everyday underwear of a similar shade and form.
24. Discover Your Favourite Brands
Discovering your favorite brands makes the process easier. When I’m looking for a certain item, I look at my favorite clothing manufacturers first, and at least I can be more sure about the right size.
On the other hand, keep in mind that your favorite brand won’t necessarily have only high-quality items that you like.
25. Stay Up to Date with Trends
Keeping up with the latest trends is a great way to find inspiration for your personal style. However, you don’t have to follow trends blindly.
26. The Hairstyle
Your hairstyle should complement your outfit and personal style. If you are not sure what hairstyle to choose, consult a professional stylist.
Like clothing, makeup comes in all different styles. Choose makeup that enhances your natural beauty and makes you feel comfortable.
28. The Magic of Perfume
A good perfume can make you feel more confident and stylish. It should be applied to pulse points like the wrists, behind the ears, and in the cleavage.
To try a lot of perfumes (especially when they are expensive) order small perfume sets.
29. Manicure and Pedicure
Having well-groomed hands and feet is important if you want to look put together. Get a manicure and pedicure regularly.
Handbags come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. First, create a base of neutral colors, and then add a few handbags in fun colors or prints. It is best to choose genuine leather products.
Consider the functionality. A handbag should be big enough to hold all your essentials, but not so big that it becomes a burden to carry.
31. In a World of Shoes
The most important thing to keep in mind is comfort. Make sure the shoes fit properly and are comfortable. They should be neither too loose nor too tight.
High heels are elegant. But if you can’t walk in them, don’t buy them. Start with a lower heel and work your way up.
32. Stylish Sunglasses
Sunglasses are a great way to protect your eyes from the sun and they can also help you look more stylish.
Belts are a great way to accessorize an outfit by accentuating your waist.
The right accessories can take an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. A statement necklace or bold earrings can transform a basic top, while a great pair of shoes can elevate an everyday ensemble.
35. The Watch
A watch is a timeless piece of jewelry that can elevate any outfit. Choose a watch that goes with your personal style.
Hats can be a great addition to your outfit, but make sure you buy the right size. A hat that is too big or too small will not look good.
Scarves can be worn around your neck, in your hair, or on your wrist. They add a touch of elegance to any outfit.
Gloves are another great way to accessorize an outfit. Especially leather gloves give every look a touch of sophistication.
39. Luggage and Backpacks
If you travel often, it is important to have stylish and functional luggage.
A backpack is a great way to carry your belongings, whether you are going on a hike or to the gym. Choose a backpack that is the right size for your body and has enough compartments to hold all your things.
40. The Right Undergarments
Make sure you buy the right size and type of undergarments for the clothes you want to wear. Seamless underwear is a must for tight-fitting clothing.
Shapewear can help you achieve the desired silhouette. It smooths out your curves and gives you a more polished look.
41. Socks and Tights
Socks and tights come in all different colors, patterns, and materials. They have different functions like keeping you warm or making your outfit more stylish.
When buying sleepwear, comfort is key. Choose materials that are soft and gentle on your skin.
If you are into fitness, it is important to have stylish and functional sportswear. Choose clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move freely.
When buying swimwear, make sure you buy the right size. Swimwear should be tight-fitting but not too small.
45. Building Self-Confidence
Finding your personal style helps you build self-confidence. When you know what looks good on you and what makes you feel comfortable, it shows in your attitude and the way you carry yourself.
46. Let Yourself Experiment and Do Mistakes
If you want to find your personal style, you have to be willing to try new things. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
Let yourself do mistakes, it’s the only way to learn. Know what didn’t work for you in the past, and don’t repeat those mistakes.
47. Be Patient
Building a wardrobe takes time. Be patient and take your time to find the right pieces.
48. Be True to Yourself
Don’t try to be someone you’re not. It’s important to dress for your personal style, not for what you think other people will like.
49. Trust Your Intuition
When in doubt, always go with your gut instinct. You know what looks good on you better than anyone else.
50. Have a Support Team
It is helpful to have a support team of friends or family who can help you with your style journey. They can give you honest feedback and help you find the right pieces.
51. Have Fun
Finding your personal style should be a fun and rewarding experience. Enjoy the journey and have fun with it.
Personal style is unique to each individual. It can be difficult to find your style, but it is worth the effort. With a little time and patience, you can develop a sense of style that is all your own.
We hope you found these tips helpful! What are some of your personal style secrets? Share them with us in the comments below.