Tips on Building Your Wardrobe
And Finding Your Style!
Finding our own individual style can be challenging just because the older we get the more we are attracted to different types of style. For example, you don't find what you wore at 10 or 15 years old as attractive as what you would wear in your twenties or thirties, etc..
As we evolve our style change. In addition, trends can also alter our style just because the stores are full of them so we end up getting a few trendy pieces that fades in a year or two.
That's being said I came up with a few tips on building your wardrobe and finding your style!
1. Find out what's your body type
If you want to look your best, you need to dress your body in what flatters it rather than what does not! You can find out your body type & what fits it best in this older post that I wrote here. I even included a calculator that tells you your body type after inserting your measurements. So after you find out your body type and what fits it best, you can shop for these pieces. It doesn't matter what the trend is at the moment if it doesn't fit you right, you should not buy it or wear it!
2. Build your basics
I've also written a post here about the basics. You can check it out and find out the basic pieces you need to have in your closet. Basics are important because they can represent the backbone of any outfit.
3. Find inspirations
You can clip magazines pictures, check out blogs, or search the web and print out pictures and so forth. Then you can collect them all in a notebook to find your inspiration whenever you need to. That way, you will start defining what you like vs. what you don't like.
4. Build out your outfits
Sometimes it's very time consuming to look for an outfit especially when you are in a hurry. So I think it's a great idea to try out different outfits from your closet. Mix and match them until you achieve the looks you like. Then take a picture of the pieces of the outfit. Collect all the pictures of the outfits you created & save them in a file in your computer, then print them out. Put them in a notebook. Categorize them in different categories.For example, work outfits, school outfits, going out outfits, casual outfits, etc... That way, you maximize the possibilities of your wardrobe and you save time. Because all you need to do is look in the notebook and you can decide what to wear right away when you find the outfit you want to wear for that day/occasion.
5. Find out what you are missing and shop for versatile pieces
After you make different outfits, sometimes you feel like if you had a certain piece, you can complete the look you would like to achieve for a certain outfit. For example, if you had a blue skirt, and you thought you would like to have a yellow top with it but you don't have it. Then, you can go shopping for it as long as it's versatile and you can find other pieces that matches it. So you can maximize your wardrobe possibilities and create more looks.
6. To define your style, you need to know who you are and how you feel
What we wear represent who we are because we are reflecting our inner self into the world. For example, if you feel like you are very feminine/girly person , then you can look for floral, lace, etc.. If you feel like you are an edgy person, then you can wear leather, spikes, etc.. However, sometimes our mood can alter how we feel each day, so there is no problem in grasping different styles depending on how we feel that day.
7. Organize your closet for easy access
An organized closet is a great way to find the pieces you want at the time you want. I've written a post here on how to organize your closet on a budget. If you read it you will find different tips on how to keep your wardrobe organized without breaking the bank.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Have A Sweet Day!