Style is all about expressing your personality and getting it right for the season in question. If you struggle to develop your own look, it could be because you are overthinking it. Don’t worry about what other people think or what is ‘hot’ right now in the fashion stores; instead think about who you are and how to look like yourself. Your clothing should give a glimpse of your character. Nowadays, it is so much easier to develop your own look, as you can buy clothing and cosmetics online, giving you a much greater selection to choose from. For some top tips, read on…
What’s right for YOU?
Clothing and makeup work when they are harmonious with the person.
If you are a shy and softly spoken person, neon eyeshadow and a bright printed dress will contrast with who you are. Instead, a soft pastel palette would look beautiful, as would creams and browns. Subtle makeup would also match your character better. This does not mean boring; there are so many gorgeous pale pink and nude lipsticks, and there are so many different looks you can try in regards to eye makeup.
Dressing for the season is also important.
Naturally, dark colours look better during the winter, and vibrant colours look better during the summer. You can, of course, follow trends that are going on at that particular time. At the moment, adding sparkle and eyeshadow to the lower lids is a popular makeup trend, as are gothic lips and clean-cut red lips paired with minimal makeup.
In regards to clothing, current trends include a sexy take on leisurewear, rainbow-bright stripes, and ‘80s glam. However, don’t feel obliged to copy what you see in magazines. This is something that helps a lot of people when they are younger, but when you get older you start to develop your own personal style, and you realise what works for you and what doesn’t.
Creating a look book
One great idea is to create your own personal inspiration folder or look book – or even a Pinterest Board, as this will help you to hone your personal style. This look book can contain photos you have seen on the Internet of outfits, hairstyles and makeup looks you like. It can also feature past outfits you have worn and loved, as well as any prints or colours you are into. This is a great way for you to get a feel of what outfits you like best and what your own personal look is. Creating an inspiration folder for each season will help you to develop your style as the year passes.
What’s unique to YOUR style?
Last but not least, choose your colours and a style trademark.
A style trademark is an aesthetic you are known for or something you wear every day. For example, Rita Ora’s trademark is her blonde hair and red lipstick – something she goes for a lot. It can be a piece of clothing, a particular look, a haircut or a makeup style. You also need to determine your colours. Assess your eye colour, skin and hair to determine what colours are going to make up your palette. This will help you to get grips with what you look best in.
Hopefully, you now have some top tips and suggestions for developing your own personal style. It can seem a bit intimidating, but there is nothing to worry about. Fashion is all about having fun, and that is exactly what you need to do. If you have fun with the clothes and makeup you wear, you will look and feel incredible.