Finding your personal style is a journey every fashionista must go on. The good news is, it’s a fun one! It can help solidify your sense of identity and even allow you to explore aspects of your personality you might not express otherwise. We’re going to take a look at three types of style and include tips for ways you can discover if this is your personal fashion sense. If you don’t find your style here, don’t fret! There are tons out there, and every person is different. That’s the whole idea behind personal style.
“Casual” is probably the most common type of personal style, and that makes perfect sense.
Casual means comfortable and appropriate for most day to day situations. But casual style does not mean plain or frumpy. A simple white tee shirt with black pants can make a big statement, especially when paired with interesting accessories. Tip for finding your style: start by making a list of your daily activities. Someone who goes to the gym every day probably has a different personal style from someone who only goes the week after the holidays.
The next style type we’re going to look at is “trendy”.
This is the perfect style for someone who loves to post shots of their latest outfits on Instagram. Trendy style is always fresh and up to date. No one will ever accuse a person with this type of style of needing to revamp their wardrobe. Tip: when finding your personal style, seek inspiration. Look at outfits on Instagram and in fashion magazines, and practice breaking them down into what works, what doesn’t, and what feels like “you”.
Finally, let’s take a look at “punk.”
The 80s are making a comeback—Stranger Things, anyone?—and that means punk is popping up everywhere. This style is all about making a statement, with plenty of attitude. It can involve dark colors, but it doesn’t have to be dreary. Remember, the spirit of punk is about pushing back against norms and expressing individuality. What could be better for a personal style?
Tip: wear what makes you confident. If you don’t feel good about your wardrobe, it may be time to clear out the old and find pieces that make you feel good about you.