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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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