The new year can bring a new you and a new style.
Happy New Year ladies!
Now, that the hustle and the bustle of the holidays are over it’s time to focus on yourself for once. Yes, I said it.
With all of the time we spend on our families, friends, work, planning parties or going to events, it’s time to step back and embrace the new year with a new you. Try new things, grasp a new look on life.
The simplest resolution would be to start off with your style.
With a little confidence you can pull off any look. – Laura
Your New Style
We all know that fashion is an ever changing industry, with many new trends and styles to choose from every year, but personal style is something much more.
Clothes that we wear have a lot to do with the things we do in life.
It can be tempting to follow trends and not pay too much attention to our more individual preferences.
How many of us have one or two of those go to items in our closet that we love? Let’s just say that those items have been hanging in our closets for at least a few years and that’s OK, but, let’s look into finding new items to add to those.
I am not saying you should jump right into the latest fads though. Defining your personal style does not mean that you have to pick out a particular category, such as preppy, streetstyle or vintage, and rule out things from any other style.
A large part of the process is realizing that nothing is off limits. I always tell my clients with a little confidence; you can pull off any look that you want.
I want to show you how to piece together new items and weed out the old. It’s fine to hang onto those items that may work well with your body, but at some point those items may need replacing.
What Do You Have?
Take inventory of what you currently have and clean out what you don’t want. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t worn it in a year, you likely won’t wear it again.
What Are You Missing?
Make a list of basics that you are lacking. Often the most inspiring outfits are done when people style something basic in an interesting way.
Researching your style is very important. Read your favorite fashion blogs, magazines, visit your local department stores or consult a stylist for guidance on updating your style.
Test It Out
Slowly start introducing pieces of your new style into your wardrobe. It isn’t about a total overhaul, but rather building a foundation for the rest of your wardrobe.
Make sure your shopping day is stress free. Why, you ask? When you have less distractions you tend to be calm and more open to new ideas.
Get Some Opinions
Take pictures or take a fashion forward friend with you to shop. If you can’t find that perfect shopping buddy then take pictures of your outfits and send them to someone you can trust for styling opinions.
Dress your best when shopping. Wear appropriate undergarments, makeup and hair. Doing these simple things can really bring your style/outfit to life.
Develop Your Style
The next step to developing a personal style seems obvious: develop and wear the style.
Don’t be afraid of your new style. Style is supposed to be a fun thing, a source of expression in your everyday life. What better way to commit to something after the holidays other than the normal New Year’s resolutions.
Don’t let yourself fall into a fashion rut just because of a busy schedule or fear of trying new things.
Remember that having a personal style does not mean having a label, wear what you like.
Every outfit does not have to fit into a category or specific trend. The most important thing is that you find a style that you enjoy wearing, and feel like yourself in.