Updated: Jun 15, 2020
"In order to be irreplaceable, one must be different”
— Coco Chanel
Finding your style and carrying it out is a self experience and translator of your identity. You don’t want to be looked as ‘yet another’. This especially holds importance in present times of fashion homogeneity powered by mass production of clothes.
A good sense of style has its roots in knowing yourself. It is an authentic, original expression of who you are inside. This in addition with external influencers like where you have lived, what you have seen and experienced and your immediate people environment, are key factors in shaping one’s personal style.
1) Understand yourself
Begin by paying attention to your taste. Quiz yourself to understand why you are drawn to a particular silhouette, colour or accessory. Ask yourself ‘WHY’ when an ensemble makes you feel good or blah. By doing this you learn the mechanism of dressing that works for you and it will be done through the process of self understanding, so the outcome will be as purified as it gets. Kim K has become a fashion icon by playing on her plus points to aces. She knows what flatters her voluptuous figure and sticks to her body-cons.
2) Find and define your style gene
We all follow several celebrities or bloggers whose style we want to emulate. Dig deeper into that obsession, you will notice a repeating pattern, a particular vibe and emotion in all those pictures that attracts you. Study what is that you like about it. Is it the casualness that draws you or the sophistication and richness? The answer will be your style gene. Allot adjectives to the resonating feelings like bohemian, casual, androgynous etc to finally clarify and define your style.