6 Tips to Find Your Personal Style with Handmade Accessories
The fun thing about fashion is that there are so many different styles out there for you to try. However, what makes fashion fun is also what can make it feel so overwhelming – How do you keep up when trends change so fast?
The key is to find your own personal style. Rather than jumping on every trend that comes down the fashion pipeline, concentrate on finding clothes that make you feel like you.
We know that can be easier said than done, which is why we’ve put together this helpful guide on how to find your personal style (including accessorizing with handmade jewelry and other accessories too, of course!).
From curating your social media feeds to find inspiration to investing in key pieces, read on for tips that’ll help you create the best look for you.
How to Find Your Personal Style in Six Easy Steps
1. Follow More Fashion Blogs
One of the greatest things about social media is that anyone can start up a profile. Gone are the days where you’d open a magazine to find only one type of person modelling the latest fashions. Now you can open up Instagram and see normal people rocking their personal style for all the world to see.
Social media is an invaluable tool for helping you to discover what you like and don’t like, and see real people with similar shapes, sizes, and looks to you doing what they do best: looking fabulous in fashion.
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2. Create a Moodboard
Step two is where you can let your imagination run wild without spending a single dollar. Try creating a moodboard where you collect clothes, jewelry, accessories, and make-up looks you love to serve as your personal style inspiration.
Pinterest is perfect for creating and curating moodboards. You can create different boards for different styles or occasions and pin together things from all corners of the web. Or, if you feel like Pinterest isn’t your thing, you can simply bookmark your favorite images from Instagram so you can refer back to them later.
3. Invest in a Solid Foundation
There are some things that every woman needs in her wardrobe: a little black dress, a pair of stylish (but comfy jeans), a crisp white shirt, a denim jacket – you get the picture! These items are key no matter what kind of style you’d prefer. Whether you want to rock the rockabilly look or prefer something more simple and chic, these items serve as the foundation for you to build the rest of your look one.
The great think about these items is that they’ll never go out of style. This means that they’re worth investing in a little more, too. While you really don’t have to break the bank by any means, consider spending a little more on the things that you know will last you a long time like a structured blazer or that coveted pair of perfectly fitting jeans.
4. Pay Attention to What You Don’t Like
Knowing what you don’t like is equally as important as knowing what you do like. Just because everyone is rocking floral dresses and chunky sneakers, it doesn’t mean that you have to. Just think carefully about why you don’t like what you see. Do you prefer minimalist patterns to florals and chintz? Do you think sneakers should be kept in the gym?
Knowing what to avoid can guide you down the path to what you ultimately love.
5. Don’t Limit Yourself
Finally, there’s a misconception that finding a style means you have to stick to it no matter the day, season, or occasion. That simply isn’t true. Finding your own style means looking at what you like and what you feel most comfortable in and then going from there, adapting to situations as you go.
Just because you like vintage clothes doesn’t mean everything you own has to be vintage or you always have to wear your hair in victory rolls. Likewise, preferring a sporty look doesn’t mean having to rock up to a party in yoga pants and sneakers.
Your personal style is whatever you like and feel comfortable in, and it’s fine if that changes from one day to the next!
6. Wear What Makes You Confident
It doesn’t matter how you look. It doesn’t matter your dress size, shoe size, body shape or any other metric people might use to define you. Everyone deserves to look and feel great. Confidence is more than half the battle.
When you find clothes that make you feel confident, it will start to show on the outside too. Your confidence will shine through, and that will make you look even better than you already do!
Why Handmade Accessories Can Help You Hone Your Look
When it comes to finding your style, accessories are integral. How you accessorize a look can totally transform it. A little black dress for example, could be dressed up with glamorous jewelry and evening gloves or dressed down with a denim jacket and chunky boots.
Handmade accessories in particular are a great way to change up your look from one day to the next without having to invest in a brand new closet full of clothes.
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As mentioned earlier, finding your own personal style is not about limiting yourself to look a certain way all of the time. By investing in handmade accessories you can change how an outfit looks across multiple wears without having to change every item of clothing.
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