Style is something that fits your personal taste and a trend is the hot item for that season. Sounds simple, but in reality, defining your wardrobe among a sea of ever-changing trends can be rather difficult. . Don’t even get me started on labels like “preppy,” “hipster,” “gaudy” and the like.
You’re more than just one phrase or another, after all. Here’s a few ways to decider you’re style from what’s covering your favorite
Grab your Favorite Pieces from Your Closet.
What do you see? Are they casual or dressy? Patterned or solids? Wardrobe essentials or your latest buys? Does what you see remind you of a specific celebrity or stylist?
The more detail you get into, the more easily your style will start to reveal itself.
When I go sifting through my closet each morning, I’m reminded that my style is a minimalist mix of soft, feminine pieces and laid-back denim. I love flats more than heels and choose comfortable yet dressy pieces above all else. I also know if something is a passing phase- like those parachute pants from a couple seasons back- I won’t wear it more than once, let alone waste the money on it. For that reason, you won’t see things like that on my shelves.
When Audrey Hepburn is your fashion icon, classic tends to be your shopping style. And I love that actress! (Yes, I’ve seen more than just Breakfast at Tiffany’s, thank you very much.)
Don’t really like what you see? Take it outside of your closet.
It’s been said that our bodies change every seven years. So why wouldn’t our fashion sense?
If you have trouble putting outfits together and just don’t like what’s stacked in your dresser, it may be time to re-evaluate.
For me, the best way to clear my mind is to go window shopping or scroll through a few magazines during my lunch break. Then, think to yourself:
What am I drawn to? Is it accessories or clothes? Do I like fun costume jewelry or luxe, detailing? How does my dream wardrobe compare to all this?
Your dream wardrobe is the ultimate definition of your style.
Those pieces you saw on the runway but can’t see yourself in for more than a year are a trend and may not fit with how you see your dream closet. Then again, it may be exactly your taste. The only way you know the truth, is to explore it.
The better you understand what you like or dislike, the more productive your next shopping trip or even outfit selection will be. It will stop you from making purchases of things you’ll never wear. Most importantly, it will help you perfect the look/closet you’ve been unknowingly working toward.
It’s ok to like or hate the trends you see in stores, right now.
I went almost three years without buying any trend pieces simply because they weren’t my taste. Looking chic doesn’t have to be equivalent with what someone else dictates you should like.
Then again, you could love trying out new detailing and cuts just to see how well they look on you. That’s a style, as well.
Designer fashion is much more than just labels and the avant garde. It’s a quality, fabric representation of your personality. Once you know what that is, it’s time to show it off and fully represent yourelf.
Happy Monday, everyone! Stay dry in this dreary weather and have a wonderful week!