We are all likely to be familiar with the term “signature style”, which refers to your own individual way of dressing. Whether you are completely overhauling your style or looking to try something slightly different, these tips will help you to identify what your style is and how it can work for you.
1. Understand Your Body Shape
The first step to finding your style is understanding which body shape you have and which silhouettes show it off. According to Vogue, dressing for your body shape means concentrating on proportion, cut, fit and detail. Taking photographs and looking in the mirror is a quick way of identifying the silhouettes which work best to you, along with looking at celebrities with a similar body shape.
2. Invest in Signature Pieces and Colours
Identifying the key pieces in your wardrobe (such as a good pair of jeans or a black blazer) will help form the building blocks of your signature style. As well as key styles, it is also important to consider which colours work best for you and your skin tone. Establishing the colour palette that works best for you will help when making future purchases, as well as encouraging you to consider what might not be working at the moment.
3. Make a Style Mood Board
A top fashion editor’s tip is to put together a mood board showing the looks you love, whether it’s street style or celebrity influenced. You can flick through magazines and create a physical mood board or scour the web and use Pinterest.
4. Audit Your Wardrobe
One of the most important parts of establishing your signature style is having an organised and efficient wardrobe – often known as a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe often consists of 50 pieces or fewer, most of which are versatile items which can work for day or night, such as a white shirt or maxi dresses. If you are looking for new pieces to create your capsule wardrobe, you can find a collection of stylish maxi dresses available at https://www.axparis.com/collections/maxi-dresses.
5. Don’t Just Focus On Newness
Fashion is constantly evolving, with new trends, styling and brands. However, it is important not to get too caught up in this when establishing your signature look. Instead concentrate on classic pieces which will withstand the test of time.