5 Steps To Finding Your Personal Style



As a fashion blogger, a common question I often get asked is ‘how would you describe your personal style?’ I’m not gonna lie, at first I answered this query with a confused, raised-eyebrow look. **Insert emoji with confused face here** Translation: I knew what my personal style was, my mouth just couldn’t put it into a few, simple words. 


If you were to ask me now I would say modern bohemian with a sprinkling of timelessness. Although my slightly-cringey description of my personal style now seems as clear as some sort of recipe, it wasn’t always this way. Personal style is something that develops with age and continues to develop throughout our lives. 


But one things for sure; personal style is all about expression. It’s our personality, tastes and vibes expressed through fashion as a form. It makes us feel confident. It makes us feel unique.

‘But what is MY personal style?’ I hear you girrrlll! Keep reading for five simple steps to help you develop your own personal style.




1. Find a handful of celebs whose style you love
A quick google of ‘celebrity street style’ will give you a whole caboodle of fashionistas. Select a handful whose styles you really admire. The trick here is to choose something you would feel amazing in wearing yourself.

Got your list? Give it a good look over and jot down what these fashionistas have in common. Maybe they all have a preppy look? They wear a lot of colour perhaps? Or maybe they echo to a certain era in style? And here you have the elemental underlay of your own personal style…

 Poppy, Olivia and Alexa never get it wrong! (Images from popsugar.com and hercampus.com)



2. Find 2 outfits you already own that you feel fab in
We all have those failsafe go-to outfits that we feel a million dollars in. Get out those babies! Now ask yourself, what is it about this that makes me feel so confident? 

-          Is it a particular colour or shape?

-          How does it flatter your body?

-          Does it give off a certain vibe?

-          What fabric is it made from?
Once we know the answer to these questions, it will help us make better clothing choices in the future. The result? A wardrobe full of fabulousness!
I will always feel awesome in this dress. 

Why? 1- The slits elongate the legs. 2- Timeless fabric. 3- quirky shape. 4- Draws in at my slim waist. 5- Chambray blue suits my skin tone. 6- Gives off a laid-back, yet classic vibe.



3. Be Open To The New
If you’re not happy with your personal style, chances are you’re not taking enough risks! Do you live in your denim? Try a quirkier denim dress or shirt.  Taking those all important baby steps are massively important in personal style development.
Disclaimer: Trying something new is one thing, doing a full-blow Miley Cyrus is on a whole new (disturbing) level... (Photo from ibtimes.com)




 4. Think Of Yourself As A Pinterest Board
The key rule of personal style is: DON’T PUT YOURSELF INTO ONE STRICT CATEGORY. You ARE NOT just one type of chocolate, you are a combination of the whole darn box! (Anyone else really want Quality Street now?) 

Think of yourself as a Pinterest board, you are many elements of different style types. After all, it’s so boring to be a stereotype! Be the trend setter instead!


Speaking of Pinterest boards, start an inspiration board where you can pin anything you come across that you really like and inspires you. This can be anything from the hottest bloggers looks, to a pair of shoes from a random boutique, to a certain print on a wallpaper.




5. Know Your Body Type

Think of your fave fashionista, why does she always look so stylish **swoon**? Chances are that she knows her body type like the back of her perfectly moisturised hand. And you can too…



Thanks Daily Mail, for this cheeky diagram!
Now, it's time to highlight your best ass..erm, I mean assets! Are you a pear shape? Draw the eye to that teeny waist/ Lean column? You've got those legs, honey, show em off! A general rule is- let the fabric skim and hide those bits your not confident on and have it come in or sit snugly around your hot bod parts! 

I feel like body types is a whole other article..... Coming soon!! (#bookmarkthissite)

How would you describe your personal style?

Rachel
xoxo

72 comments:

  1. Perfect advice, very useful post. Knowing our body shape is also an important thing to look at our best ! Kisses

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  2. This is a great system for discovering your personal style, I'm still at a loss to describe mine accurately, so I may well give this a go! I agree that looking at your favourite outfits is a great way of determining what to add (or remove) to our wardrobe and therefore our 'style'! :) Have a lovely week!

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  3. Loved this post! I'm a huge fan of Olivia Palermo's style too.
    ~Samantha
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  4. Thanks for the tips and advice very helpful! :)

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  5. This is a great post! These are all really helpful tips for developing your own style. I'm still working on getting rid of all the pieces I still have that don't fit into my aesthetic. Thanks for sharing!
    xo Kiki
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  6. Love this post and the step by step approach! Come and meet our adventures in Paris at Living Paris

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  7. Great tips! x Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Perfect read on a Monday night! Just love everything about this post ♥

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  9. Loved your tips!

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  10. So great tips thank you so much!
    Kisses

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  11. Great tips! I always find it hard to define my style.

    Amy Ann
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  12. So many amazing tips but especially love thinking of your style as a pinterest board. So clever!! But we still find it hard to define our style lol

    xx 365Hangers

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  13. What a great post. Thanks for sharing. xx
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  14. These are such great tips! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  15. great post, thanks for sharing it...going to use these tips
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  16. Great post -- love Olivia's style as well.

    - Audrey
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  17. Happy Monday, lovely! YOU are incredible! Seriously love stopping by your blog, such a great post about personal style!!!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  18. This is such a great post! I really love that you defined your personal style like that! I think this is such a great guide and so happy that you shared it!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  19. you look gorgous

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  20. You have such a nice blog! Keep up a good work! <3

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  21. Personal style does develop with age and continuously evolves! I'm still developing mine now.

    Great post!

    Miranda
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  22. Great tips! It's hard to put one's personal style into words because it just comes naturally

    Gina
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  23. Great insightful post! :)
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  24. This is such an awesome post, I always find that an impossible question to answer too but I am gonna have a good think about it now in terms of what my favourite outfits are/ what I usually wear. I really love your personal style it is incredible and alexa is one of my icons, that two piece is just WOW! xxxx

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  25. Good ideas!! I definitely agree with #2! Many a times if certain pieces can be purchased in multiple prints/colors and they are matched up differently (maybe skinny jeans and a flowy top and heels is the staple theme, basic pieces, but easy to alternate in multiples), it creates a new outfit every time, but the style is continuous.

    Love the ideas!


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  26. You have an amazing blog! What you think of follow for follow?
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  27. Lovely! Have a nice week sweetie!

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  28. Great tips and great post! :)
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  29. Fun post! I love the dress you're wearing! Now I have to think about my style too

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  30. I don't really know what my style is.. but I guess I do buy variations of the same clothes haha :) xx

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  31. Great ways to find your style!! Thanks for sharing this info!! Xoxo
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  32. Hello Rachel! What a wonderful post! Wouldn't expect anything less from you girl! Believe or not, I am still working on finding my style. It has been an ongoing adventure that doesn't seem to want to come to an end. I am in between boho-chic and lady like style. It actually depends on the mood I am in. Body shape plays a significant role in the equation. Can't wait to read your future post about this subject!
    Have a wonderful week! XOXO, Jeannette

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  33. these are great tips! I feel like once you find out your body type it helps so much with clothing!
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  34. Thanks for the tips! I feel like even though I've been blogging for a while, I still can't quite put into words what my style is. I tend to just cite examples from celebs. My style is constantly changing depending on my mood too so I think that's why I can never quite put my finger on it!

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  35. Fantastic tips. Super post and point 5 is really important to have it in mind too :)

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  36. Love this outfit and your boots :) <3
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  37. Excellent tips. Funny enough, I was just thinking about this today. I like what you said about not fitting into a perfect mold and type, being creative and experimenting, taking risks.

    xo, Bry

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  38. Excellent tips. Funny enough, I was just thinking about this today. I like what you said about not fitting into a perfect mold and type, being creative and experimenting, taking risks.

    xo, Bry

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  39. Knowing your body type is so important to make sure you make the right choices with clothing.
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  40. What a fun and unique post! #1 is definitely the best tip, I recently started paying more attention to what I love and then try to combine it with my own style!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  41. great post, many useful tips. ciao gloria
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  42. Great tips - I'm increasingly using pinterest for inspiration!

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  43. You definitely need to know your body shape in order to know what will work on your body. Beautiful tips. I enjoyed this post.

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  44. Great tips! One of the things I do is save my inspiration images on my phone. I hate having to wait for Pinterest to load while I'm out shopping, so having it already saved on my phone makes it easy for me to see the key pieces I want to add to my wardrobe. I do, however, pull all my inspiration images from Pinterest, initially.

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  45. awesome post! everyone is so unique, it is hard to have to categorize ourselves!

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  46. What a great post! Thanks so much for sharing. Love the tips xoxo

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  47. This is the perfect post for finding your own style hun. I am also a huge Olivia Palermo fan and take so much inspiration from her. Love this post :)

    Elle
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  48. Great tips for finding your own style, the journey is fun because it's all about what you like.

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  49. I think you are really right with your tips and I thank you for this fantastic post. Hopefully your post will finally help me to find my personal style :) For me it happens that always when I think that I found now my style - I don't like it in a very short time at all ... but maybe I made already a few little steps ;)
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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  50. so nice, kisses!

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  51. Amazing tips my dear!! great post!!

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  52. This is helpful for us lost souls in fashion. :)
    Thank you!

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  53. Great post and tips! I love Olivia, I wish it were all as easy as raiding your favorite celebs closet :)

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  54. So many wonderful words of wisdom! Love all your tips, thought and ideas <3

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  55. great post and grear advices :)

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  56. I love the idea of thinking about yourself as a Pinterest board :)

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  57. Great tips and thank you for sharing them. I love Olivia and Alexa's style as well.

    ~xo Sheree
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  58. Awesome Tips. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  59. Tbh, it took me ages to discover the true style of mine. Even though I consider myself as a street fashion blogger, I was somehow confused and hesitated about it because my style wasn't that strong in the past. It takes time :)

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  60. Great tips! I like so much this post!
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  61. Interesting post : I think that it could help many women ;) Thanks for sharing ! xox http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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  62. Amazing post! So inspiring!
    Thanks for shearing!

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  63. Such an amazing post and great tips :)

    Adi xx
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  64. Oh man I know what you mean! I can never think of a succinct way to describe my style aesthetic. Thanks for the helpful tips and I'll be looking forward to that "body type" post since I'm entirely lost when it comes to that too.

    -M
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