Develop your own personal style
What is the point in looking like everyone else? Why not develop your own personal style. You are you, completely unique, beautifully you, no one else in the world is like you. Celebrate that individually, stand out from the crowd and dare to be a little different.
Putting an outfit together is not all about looking good, its about feeling good too. The impact of having your own personal style goes far beyond making a good first impression; great style is also about approaching each day with confidence, and the ability to feel legitimately beautiful in what we are wearing. Believe it or not, the right wardrobe can make a difference in how you are feeling. Imagine standing in front of your wardrobe and saying, wow, Ive loads to wear!! It would feel so good, you would be happy and confident in your outfit choice.
“If you buy smart, you will always have loads to wear”
Its a such a shame as the fast fashion industry has completely changed the fashion cycle and what it means to be unique. In years gone by fashion labels would release a clothing collection a couple of times a year, going with each season and now new styles arrive in stores every week!!! High street stores having up to 18 collections per year, and we told that just because everyone is wearing those styles, we must be too. With fashion so cheap and plentiful, clothing has become disposable. Who cares that a trendy item will be out of style in no time – IT’S SO CHEAP, and when something is cheap we have very little value on it. We will not keep it, treasure it, look after it, we simply chuck it away.
Think before you buy!
When transitioning to a sustainable wardrobe you have to forget about the trends and focus on developing your personal style instead. Think long term when you’re buying pieces, you want to buy items that will work with your wardrobe for years to come. Don’t worry about what’s popular, think about what you love to wear. What makes you feel comfortable in your own skin? Learn to buy pieces that fit your preferences when it comes to style, cut, color etc.
Start by evaluating what you wear the most. Sure, you may a wardrobe full of “Saturday Night Dresses” but why are you saving them for Saturday night? Think, could I wear this to the office if I teamed it with a blazer and flats? or can I alter it in some way? Don’t just shop for an event, shop for the future, think about your purchases, do you research and figure out how you can incorporate that item to work with the rest of your wardrobe. For instance, I love wearing floaty trousers so in winter I pop leggings or wooly tights under our freedom of a gypsy trousers so I can wear them through all seasons. Or another example you will see below is how you can easily transition a piece from a relaxed day time look to a smart evening ensemble.
Dont be afraid of developing your own personal style, it can be so much fun, do your research, find what you like and express who you really are.