Jot down the names of your favorite style icons and do some research via Pinterest, Google, or Instagram to gather inspiration from their looks. Make a Pinterest board titled “Personal Style Inspiration.” (Tip: It can be a secret board!) Create a list of your five favorite celebs or bloggers.
CLEAN UP AND CLEAN OUT
Take a good, long look at your closet and the pieces you already own. Toss what you haven’t worn in the last year so you can start fresh. Then you can begin to rebuild and refine your wardrobe with a style that truly reflects where you are in your life and career. The more you trust your gut, the faster the process will go.
If you only buy to fill the holes in your wardrobe, you’ll build a great selection much faster. Hunt for trendy deals at discount places. Only splurge on staple pieces like leather boots, a great handbag or a nice coat.
TAKE YOUR LIFESTYLE AND GOALS INTO CONSIDERATION
The perfect wardrobe should not only represent your vision and creativity, but also be tailored to your lifestyle. You want your style to reflect your personality, but it also has to make sense in your field of work, your overall lifestyle, the city you live in and aligned with your long-term goals.
DRESS WITH CONFIDENCE ( YOUR DRESS SIZE DOESN'T MATTER)
Get out of that squeeze-into-the-smallest-size mindset, because that number doesn’t make you confident.
No one can see what the size tag reads on the inside of your dress (and truthfully, no one cares!). “Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.” So wear what makes you feel confident!
ASK FOR HELP
Don’t be afraid to enlist the help of a professional. Remember, you don’t need to pay for a personal stylist—visit a department store or your favorite boutique and ask for advice and opinions from the sales associates and stylists. They know what they’re doing!
ACCESSORISE (MAYBE WITH ONE OF OUR WATCHES)
Accessories are, without a doubt, the easiest way to pull any look together regardless of the vibe you want to achieve. You can update jeans and a white t-shirt with a bold necklace or pair layered, delicate jewelry with a dress for a more feminine feel.