Today’s blog is about Personal Style. I get a lot of questions about Personal Style, here ‘s what it is and why it is so important to each and everyone of you.
What is Personal Style?
Personal Style comes from within, it is what makes you,YOU. It is very personal and unique to everyone, a look that is all your own. Style is letting your inner personality shine through the way you dress. Style is an effortless confidence in who you are and is a way of putting yourself together according to your mood, your taste, your lifestyle, your interests.
Why is it so important?
In the first place, it makes you feel good and that has a ripple effect on other areas of your life. If you have worked out your own Personal Style, you stay true to who you are and knowing how to express that makes you feel confident within yourself. It sends out the right messages about aspects of your personality that you want to represent and people will respond accordingly. It’s about communicating with the world around you and knowing what to say and how to say it.
How to achieve that?
For some it comes natural and others need a bit of help. See it as a journey rather then a destination because it is ever evolving. It changes over the years because your body changes, your lifestyle changes and your taste may change as well. Take risks and experiment with new looks and styles and see what works for you. When wearing something that makes you feel amazing, you are on the right track. Celebrate your creativity and express different moods. Having self knowledge is the key here. You could ask yourself the following questions to find out about your unique personal style:
- What words would describe your style?
Think of some words that your overall style represents. Is it quirky, classic, dramatic, funky or sophisticated? There are many words that can help you to see what your style is or what you want to create.
- What do you want your style to represent?
What do you want people to see when they look at you? Style is a form of self-expression and it communicates certain aspects of your personality to the world around you. Do you want them to see you as professional? Modern? Confident? Approachable?
- What stores are you drawn to when you shop?
What is the overall vibe of the store you go to? Every store has an ideal client in mind who they design their clothes for. Do you fit into that style? Does it feel right for you? The stores you go to will tell you something about your style preferences. If you have a lot of a certain brand in your wardrobe and you feel great wearing it, then that is most likely your style.
I hope this has helped you defining and creating your own unique personal style. There is so much more you can do to explore, but this is a good start.
Go on and have fun, it’s worth it!
Keep stylish, Mieke xx