Anyone can look great in beautiful garments, but whether it suits you or not is entirely another story. Just like you can decorate a home, and have it look gorgeous doesn’t mean it is functional for your lifestyle, storage needs, entertainment style, etc. The same is true when defining your personal style. Several factors need to be taken into consideration. I’ve listed a few below to help you start thinking outside the box and get your thinking about what defines your style and how to look great in any piece of clothing.
- Lifestyle. This is the single most crucial factor to think about. If you are a stay at home mom, you wouldn’t have a closet full of power suits, would you? The flip-side is also true, you can’t have a wardrobe primarily full of Lululemon leisurewear if you need to dress up for work or haven’t worked out in a year! Identifying what your clothing needs are is a great place to start when figuring out what much of your closet should entail. Once you define your lifestyle it makes it easier to A) purge/donate and clean out your closet to make room for clothing you’ll actually wear B) Know what to purchase when you need/want to buy additional garments
Vest: Topshop (similar) | Shirt: H&M (similar)| Jeans: Articles of Society
- Sizing. This is a moment of truth ladies. We all know what size we want to be, but we need to be honest about what our body shape indeed is and where we currently are. If you’re not wearing your correct clothing size, the reality is it’s working against you instead of for you. Baggy clothing can hide your rocking body! Clothing that is too tight can make you seem and feel less attractive. Be honest with yourself and your comfort levels here. Many department stores are full of amazing people that can help you identify what clothing sizes you should be wearing. You’ll be amazed at what a difference this can do and instantly!
- Color Tone. I’ve said this before, and I’m going to keep repeating it because this is the single handed biggest mistake I see people make. Color is a make or break situation for people and not every color should be worn. Pay attention to what looks great and compliments your skin tones. Just because you see a gorgeous coat that fits you like a glove doesn’t mean the mustard yellow color will work for you. (I use this color choice as I am someone who cannot wear that particular shade of yellow, unfortunately.) The important thing in situations like above is that you zone in on what about the coat is working for you and keep shopping around for a similar piece in the right color. Another tip if you can’t wear a specific hue but love it, is to add it into your accessories. Shoes, handbags, scarves are all great places to add in a color that you like but may not look great next to your skin.