Defining Your Style

Although I'm a firm believer in never limiting yourself to one specific style, I also love to have some sense of direction when it comes to design (if not only to combat some of the never-ending sea of options that can easily become overwhelming). It helps me to have a basic template in mind when I'm shopping, curating new looks and getting dressed in the morning so I know, without doubt, that whatever I put together is going to work for me. After years of perfecting an aesthetic that works (and countless bad choices: head-to-toe hollister, chola bling oy-vey ) I've finally landed in what I like to call monochromatic-rocker-chic-meets-model-off-duty. Here's a few tips to help you get a handle on YOUR style:

  1. Find your muse I love finding inspiration from other fabulous ladies whose killer looks I can emulate (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lana Del Rey and tons of bloggers are my personal style icons)! Try collecting a few looks that you love, view them all together (Pinterest is great for this!) and see if you can find a common thread.
  2. Find what looks good on you Recruit a friend (or your camera phone at the very least) and have a marathon dressing room session to nail down what silhouettes, colors and cuts look best on you. Try not to deviate too much from what you know works.
  3.  Have a look in mind When you're scouring the racks or just shopping your closet for the perfect look, go into it with a specific outfit in mind. Did you see Rhianna rocking a minimalist dress and LOVED the way it looked? Find something similar.
  4. Have fun Fashion is meant to be fun, it's okay to step out of your comfort zone every now and then!

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