Hello Friends! I’m back at it again sharing the next part in my Style Series. If you missed my intro or part 1 one, check those out first, so you can follow along. This is by far is the most fun, interactive part of the series because who doesn’t want to find out what “your personal style” is? I mean, isn’t that such a fun goal?!? Now first, I have to say, I am by NO means a pro at knowing my own style or a pro at fashion. I mean ya’ll, I’m SURE I’ve made many fashion flops as I like to push the limits with style, and sometimes those don’t go so great. LOL I am learning right along with you all, and I’m just going to share some tips that I have been implementing! Like I told you in my intro post, a lot of these tips come from things I’ve read from Caroline, of the blog Unfancy and her capsule wardrobe planner. So let’s dig in.
Keys to developing your personal style:
- Figure out what your lifestyle is like and plan your clothes accordingly. Sounds simple, sounds basic but you guys, this was MIND BLOWING to me. I think, especially as a mom, it’s easy to want all these cute fancy clothes but in reality most of our week is made up of very casual occasions…i.e. mopping up throw up on the floor and such. 🙂 But seriously, there’s no need to have a whole closet of fancy pants when really you should be adding more everyday comfy pieces. Go ahead choose some dressy clothes for special occasions and weekend activities like church but don’t devote all your closet to that! You all know what I’m saying!
- Find out what your favorite neutral colors are. For me, I love grey, black, and white. I’m not huge into brown or navy (though I do have one navy top with leather on the shoulders I LOVE). This can kind of give you a baseline for what you want your wardrobe to look like and give you the ability to mix and match your wardrobe.
- Look at your closet and find your favorite clothing item. This is a great way to get an idea of your desired style. My favorite piece right now is this jean jacket from American Eagle I’m wearing with the sweatshirt sleeves. From looking at this piece I learned that comfort is important to me (the sweatshirt sleeves make it WAY more cozy than a traditional jean jacket) and that I like things with a little edge, a little uniqueness (well that isn’t new news :). Also, this jacket makes me think of the street style genre of clothes. Which leads into my next tip.
- Go on Pinterest and start searching different styles of fashion. This is the best and most fun tip! I saved it for last because Pinterest is an AMAZING tool for helping you develop your own taste. Start by typing in different words like feminine style, athletic style, chic style, trendy style, casual style etc. You get the idea and start seeing what you like, what feels good to you, and pin, pin away into your own “Style Board.” This will help you visualize where you want to eventually be with your wardrobe. I found out that my desired style is a mix between chic, casual, and edgy. Pretty cool to be able to nail it down like that!
And that’s it! Pretty simple you guys but so amazing how, by doing these tips, you can really get more an idea of what you want your style to be. It has really helped me, and made me feel more confident about what I put on. I hope it helps you all out! Stayed tuned for the last part of my series which will be “Intentional Shopping” where I will hopefully help you take some of the guess work out of your shopping experiences! If you don’t already subscribe to my blog, do that now so you don’t miss out on this last part of my series!
Last but not least, I have to share that my lovely friend Kenna who is a Mary Kay Consultant, was so sweet to gift me most of the makeup I am wearing in this look. I have been loving this lash intensity mascara for volumizing my lashes, and this watermelon blush (that comes with a highlight) is such a pretty spring shade. Don’t you think? Lastly, this berry semi-matte gel lipstick is such a beautiful shade (though this formula is a bit tricky being a gel). I always have a weak spot for any pretty bold lip color which is part of my personal style I think 😉
Have a fabulous rest of your week friends, and I would love to hear from you if any of these style tips have helped you out. Plus I want to hear if you have any tips to add. We can all learn from each other!