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Style, how we present ourselves to the wider world, is always a personal thing. We choose what we think not only fits us but what we want to communicate about ourselves to the outside world. However, it can go a lot further than simply dressing to the occasion. If you want to make sure that your personal voice isn’t silenced, here are a few ways to make your fashion a much more personal endeavor.
Know your body
First of all, you should make sure that you’re dressing to the strengths of your body. Nothing can make you feel more confident than identifying your body type and learning what can help maximise your appeal in terms of shapes and fits. A lot of women are left in the dark about this and might underestimate their appeal. There are online guides to help you find your body type and pick up a few tips that can help you make the best use of it.
Use your palette
Shape is one thing, but your personal colour palette can be great for helping you define your personal style as well. Though it shouldn’t restrict your choices too much, there are plenty of tips on which colours fit which palettes based on hair, skin, and eye colour. As such, you might be able to find the colours that help your most unique and attractive features pop in the best way possible.
Find your signature piece
Getting personal with fashion isn’t just about making use of your intrinsic qualities, of course. It’s also about making choices that are, in one way or another, more “you.” One of the best ways to do that is to find a statement or signature piece. Accessories usually work best as these as they can work across multiple outfits, allowing you to accent any look with something that is “on brand” for you as an individual. This applies for both men and women since more and more men are into accessorizing. As an example, there are plenty of types of necklaces for guys to complement their unique style.
Make your body part of your style
One of the best things about modern fashion is that the lines of “propriety” are shifting again. Body art and body jewelry are becoming more common and acceptable and what better way to make your look personal than to directly incorporate your own body? You can even visit a body jewelry shop online to quickly change up your look after you get the initial pieces fitted. Just make sure you’re only partnering with trained and licensed providers.
Dress with purpose
Aesthetics aren’t the only reason to choose the clothes that you wear, either. There are also ethical and philosophical reasons to dress the way that you do. Many statement pieces are worn because they might have a statement that aligns with your beliefs. You can also make sure that you’re fashion shopping in only the most eco-friendly ways, too.
As mentioned, style is, to some degree, always personal. However, with the tips above, you can find the ways to make your look stand out and represent you as an individual, not just the look you want to wear.