For many women, fashion just comes naturally to them, allowing them to venture from boutique to boutique and differentiate between the items that suit their personality and ones that won’t blend well with their existing wardrobe.

Too often we tend to buy into fast fashion without a second thought on how an impulse buy would complement our personal style. Instead, we’re blindly following trends and giving other people the power to define who we are.

The reality is that there are plenty of women who have a difficult time defining their personal style, and as Bustle reiterates, we generally stick to what’s tried and tested. While it’s recommended to go with what’s classic rather than buying into trends, you don’t want to lose sight of who you are. Your clothes should be a reflection of your personality; therefore, no one can truly dictate what you can and cannot wear; the one thing the fashion industry can do is offer you options to help fine-tune your wardrobe.

One of the keys to defining and maintaining your personal style is knowing your body shape, which will help you shop for clothes that fit and flatter. Plus size retailer Woman Within reminds us that the first step to looking great is by making sure you’ve got the right fit. Forget the sizes on the clothing labels—feeling confident in your wardrobe choices starts with your comfort.

Other than finding comfortable clothes, The Every Girl says another easy way to narrow down your aesthetic is by stocking up on your accessories. With the casual blue jeans and white tee combo as an example, a rocker-chic girl might finish the outfit with a leather jacket and moto boots while the minimalist might wear a statement necklace and her OTKs. Don’t underestimate the powers of accessories.

But the biggest lesson that we can all learn in cultivating our personal style is finding what makes you truly happy. Although this will involve lots of trial and error, and possibly a few meltdowns, you’ll quickly learn what’s right for you and your personality. And like Blog Her points out, “Style is not just in what you wear; it’s in the music you listen to, the perfume you choose, the way you hold yourself and an overall ‘lifestyle’ that you portray.” Your clothes are just another extension of what you already know yourself to be.

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Here are some final thoughts on how to refine your personal style:
  • Play around with fashion until you find the style that works best for you. You might want to try out different looks, from feminine to edgy until you find what suits your body and personality the most.
  • Find inspiration in seasonal trends, but keep in mind what suits your body and which colors look best on you.
  • Think of yourself as a brand to find your personal style trademark. Is there anything about your style that makes it unique? It can be a small detail that you are always wearing that people remember you for, e.g. a personal necklace or red lipstick. Obtaining a style trademark can have significant benefits for your career as well. My personal style trademark is my winged eyeliner that I have been doing for ages.
  • If all things fail, remember that your confidence and the way you carry yourself is the key to standing out.
What are your thoughts on personal style? What makes your style stand out?
  • Jessie

    I’m still trying to find my personal style, so it’s a very helpful post. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jolina – The Unlikely Baker

    I’m more a comfort over style kind of girl. Or more accurately, trying to find the balance between what’s stylish but still comfy! I’d never go out in heels if my feet are dying. Love the suit BTW.

  • Subhadrika Sen

    I love white. It is beautiful, pristine and elegant. you look very nice in the outfits. Now its summer in Manchester and I have taken to whites as well.

    • Thank you! I agree – I feel like white gives off a very clean and polished look. I wish you a happy and stylish summer! ✨

  • Natalie Schneider

    I am more the casual and comfy type of person. I buy what fits good and doesn’t put a spot light on my problem zones 😉 I like your tips and support in this article!

  • Francis Powell

    I guess it takes time cultivating a style. The white suit looks very stylish and elegant.

  • Very polished look.. Nice.
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  • Eloise Maoudj-Riley

    I guess I dress like I feel on certain days… Some days I want to dress comfortable because I’m taking the kids to the park and other run around activities, other days I want to feel accomplished and get a lot done, so I dress up more (helps the ‘get things done’ mood). while other days I want to feel more feminine and wear dresses to run errands, etc… love the white outfit, it’s got a fresh summer look… you must not have kids ; ) ha! I know I couldn’t keep that clean around mine!

    • Ha ha, you’re right I don’t have kids! Thanks for sharing your opinion. I love that you dress up more to get into the ‘get things done’ mood. I do the same! It truly helps, and you feel more accomplished than when you’re in your PJ’s.

  • Kerry O’Byrne

    Head to toe gorgeous-ness!!! Loving the pant suit and the no top/unbottoned look is life. Seriously, looking amazing 🙂

  • First of all can I tell you how much I love the white head to toe look it is gorgeous. Secondly my personal style can change every day, one day I feel feminine and the next casual luxe.

    • Thank you darling! I’m glad you liked the look. And yes, I know the feeling! I guess that is the beauty of fashion – you can change it up whenever you want to and your personal style doesn’t have to be consistent.

  • This is great advice. I don’t know if I really have my style nailed down yet. I have to try some more things!

  • nicopuegher

    I agree with you when you say that style is not just what you wear, style is everything! Your music, the way you talk, the way you walk, even small things like a perfume or the food you like. Very interesting post, thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Jessica

    Confidence is the key! I actually don’t have one style; it changes heavily and I am loving it. Haha 🙂

  • Maria Louisa Mae P. Mercado

    I tend to stay on the safe side but I really want to be more adventurous. I’ll try a piece at a time as you suggested.

  • Charlotte

    Great advice, I don’t really have a style to be honest but am working on it haha

  • I love that little quote from Blog Her “Style is not just in what you wear; it’s in the music you listen to, the perfume you choose, the way you hold yourself and an overall ‘lifestyle’ that you portray.” I totally agree and believe that you need to be true to yourself in your style to fit your lifestyle and how you carry yourself. Never try to be someone you are not

  • Rose Sahetapy

    There are so many definition about style, but I think even for definition should suit our personality. Your share amazing tips here to refine our personal style.

  • Janella Panchamsingh

    Beautiful photos, I love that style has no definition

  • I don’t know about my personal style but you have one perfect personal style. Your hair looks very pretty and about outfit…. on point..

  • Maria

    These are great tips,every girl should know to look in personality.
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  • Mariann Yip

    Thank you so much for sharing this love! I feel like I am constantly always trying to find my style and exploring different options. I especially love your style!

    http://WWW.MARIANNYC.COM

  • Great post and great tips! I love your outfit – so chic and elegant!
    Julia xx
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

  • Really wise words and your own style is so inspiring!

    Daniela

    http://www.smellofjasmine.com/

  • My personal style is a bit classy, glam and sexy!!! Thanks for sharing. you look so amazinggg.

    Joua to the Rescue

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