When you go out of the house every day, you want to look and feel your best. There are many things to think about, from your skincare and hairstyle to the clothes that you choose to wear. It can often feel overwhelming when you don’t feel very comfortable in your own clothes.
While it is important to follow the top trends in the fashion world, it is also important to consider what you feel comfortable in, your personal preferences, as well as what suits your personal style such as your body shape, skin tone and hair color.
There are a plethora of things to think about when it comes to creating your personal style, and it is not going to happen overnight. To help you reduce the stress and overwhelm, here are some top tips to help you choose your outfits, and look and feel your best.
#1 Find your personal preferences
There are so many choices when it comes to fashion. To help you get started, it can be extremely helpful to do your own research. Take an honest look in your closet and figure out what you truly like and feel comfortable in and what you don’t. You should also look online, at recent fashion shows and social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest, which are filled with fashion inspiration. From here, you can get a better idea of what you like, and what you don’t like. You can create a folder or a little portfolio of the kind of ensembles that you like. Remember that it doesn’t have to be set in stone, or you have to choose one style. You can create a mood board with different colors, styles and outfits to suit different occasions and moods. This will serve as inspiration when you next go shopping for clothes, or choose your next outfit.
A huge part of finding an outfit that you feel good and comfortable in is experimenting with different things. You may see pictures or clothes on the hangers that you like or don’t like, but until you put them on and see what they look like on you, you will never truly know. It is, therefore, a great idea to express yourself through your clothes, and experiment with different styles and outfits. Wear them around the house and out with close family and friends, and see how you feel. This is a much more accurate way of putting together your own personal style.
#3 Find what suits your body shape
Do you ever find that you like clothes online or on other people, but find they don’t look the same when you put them on? This could be because of your body shape. Everyone’s body shape is unique, and with the different variety of clothes available, they will sit differently on different people. It can be extremely helpful to find out more about your particular body shape, and what clothes are best suited to you. This can help you dress better, as well as feel more confident in your clothes.
The most common body shapes are:
- Triangle shape (full hips, wide bust, small waist, narrow shoulders)
- Hourglass shape (curvy body shape, well-defined waist, even or fuller hip and bust)
- Inverted triangle shape (well proportioned, broad shoulders, no curves or defined waist)
- Straight or rectangle shape (similar hip and shoulder measurements, straight waist, evenly distributed waist, no curves)
Understanding your particular body shape is a great starting point in guiding you to shop for the right style and shape of clothing.
#4 Design a capsule closet
A capsule closet is a combination of basic items of clothing that are simple and can be used as a base for different outfits. These are usually neutral colors and can be dressed up for fancy occasions, or down for casual occasions. These will ensure you always have something to wear that you are comfortable in, and you can quickly and easily create a new look every day. A capsule closet will save you a lot of time finding and buying new clothes every week, and ensure you always have something to wear.
You should ensure that your capsule closet is built with clothes that suit your body shape and skin tone, to ensure you will always look good. You can build on the base pieces by adding layers that are personal to your style and preferences. You can shop jeans, and other popular items to help you get started.
Building your own personal style by doing research, experimenting and building a capsule closet is the best way to look and feel good in your clothes.