3 Quick Tips to Help Find your Style

HELP! I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT MY STYLE IS AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FIGURE IT OUT.

I get emails like this every few days! If you’re feeling like this, you aren’t alone.

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I think finding your style is the hardest yet most important part of creating a wardrobe that really suits you. If you haven’t done so already, create a style board on Pinterest and pin outfits and pieces that you really love to it.

Look at magazines and blogs for inspiration, too. TV character wardrobes are also a really great place for inspiration because the stylists on the show have worked hard to develop distinctive styles for the characters.

Once you have a board with 30-50 pins, spend some time analyzing the pins. 

Write down any of the following that you see multiple times on your board:

  • Outfit combinations

  • Individual pieces

  • Colors

  • Patterns

  • Outfit proportions

  • Accessories

Pick your favorite 5-10 pins and write down the first few words that come to mind for each pin. 

Do these words describe the style or look you’re going for?

Try to recreate some of the looks you like from the pieces in your closet. 

Don’t worry too much right now about whether you have the specific pieces - you’re just trying to test out the looks a bit to see how you feel in them and whether they feel like “you”. Sometimes looks we love on others don't really make us feel happy. What changes could you make to the look to make you feel happier about it?

Continue this process until you have really narrowed down what feels good to you and makes you feel confident in what you’re wearing. Don't get too caught up in figuring out your "style type". While these groupings (classic, bohemian, feminine, preppy, etc.) can be really helpful at times, it's also easy to feel confined or boxed in.