How do you define your personal style? If I asked you to give me three words to describe your style, could you?
In my last post I asked you to consider a print ad or store window that you particularly identified with. If you thought of one - great! That store or brand will probably serve as a great inspiration to you as you work on defining your personal style.
If nothing really clicked for you, maybe I can help.
Most looks can be broken down to fit into four different fashion personalities: Classic, Natural, Romantic, and Dramatic. We will all likely find something we identify with in each type but will find one that fits us more than the others. Here's how these personalities each look with the wardrobe staples of a white button down shirt, jeans, and flats:
If your fashion personality is Classic, you must have a strand of pearls (or two) in your jewelry wardrobe. Traditional choices combined with classic pieces will dominate your dream closet.
The Natural fashion personality is defined by things that are easy to wear. Comfortable and practical items are a must. You will likely be drawn to earth tones and neutrals and have a fondness for T-shirts and blue jeans.
Those drawn to the Romantic look will have preference towards flowing tops and dresses as well as floral patterns. Soft fabrics and antique jewelry will be among their favorite things.
Dramatic fashion personalities love to try new trends. They don't shy away from color or bold patterns and can often be viewed as trendsetters themselves.
When you know what you like, you will probably find you identify with one fashion personality more than the others. Once you know your fashion personality, it's much easier to be deliberate about your fashion choices.
So what's the verdict? Do you identify strongly with one look more than the others? Or do you think you are a combination of personalities?
(Note: these fashion boards are meant to serve as an example, not a shopping list. Several pieces are out of any normal person's price range!)