HOW TO FIND YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN FIVE STEPS 


It’s easy to think that signature style is reserved for the sharpest dressers. We’ve all struggled with finding our personal style at some point, gazing into our closet full of clothes we’ll never wear, and in which we don’t even feel good. Finding your personal style is important: beyond making good impressions, it will help give you confidence for every single day! It’s easier than you think, though.
1. KNOW YOUR SHAPE 
First of all, analyze the situation and be honest with yourself. As much as we wish to copy all those fashion bloggers, we are all different and we don’t have the same shape which means not everything suits everybody. That’s good, though, dressing for your uniqueness will help you find clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. Having curves is ok because you are, you know, a woman! What’s important is to take every single aspect of your body as an asset.


2. MAKE A BOARD ON PINTEREST
This is a simple tip that will allow you to define your style very easily. Create an account on Pinterest and pin every single outfit you like. After 10 minutes, look at them. They all have something in common, a theme that will define what you like and who you are. My picks are usually oversized, casual, and feminine. What are yours?


3. BE CONFIDENT
Because confidence can’t be bought, wearing the coolest clothes on earth won’t be the solution. Take  every single part of your body as an asset. Think you can’t? Beyonce and Kate Middleton have two completely different body types, but they’re both iconic and admired! Feel insecure about your own body? So are millions of women. Be you, take time for yourself, make projects and do things you are passionate about. 
4. DEFINE YOUR BASICS
Most of the bloggers follow the basic item + trendy item + designer item balance, which always results in a cool outfit. There are only 10 basics, but there are 1000 different fabrics and shapes. Thanks to that, finding a pair of jeans, for example, can end up being an easy task.


5. CONSIDER YOUR LIFESTYLE
How can you fit these patent leggings and those doc martens into your office life? Loving a certain style isn’t enough, as it needs to represent not only you but also your lifestyle and your goals. It is not about wearing a pencil skirt and some heels at the office, but it is about trying to find a balance between what you love and your everyday life.
Photography from Brooke Testonia stylist, a writer, a producer and creative director. 

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