Trends are ever-changing; I try not to get too caught up in being on trend, rather I focus on what makes me feel good that day. If I want to wear my prom dress, bish Imma wear my prom dress! Here are 5 things that I do to help me define my style:
Shop for the basics and build on that.
My wardrobe is primarily things that I can wear in a variety of ways. My jeans, tops and dresses are typically solid in color. This allows me to mix and match more, add on to outfits with other statement pieces and be more creative with the options I have in my closet.
Add statement pieces.
When you hear about statement pieces, jewelry and other accessories are usually at the top of the list. For me, anything that is outside of my basics is also a statement piece. A dress, shirt or skirt with a bold print or cool texture, jeans that are distressed and blazers/jackets add the right amount of umph to take your outfit to the next level. It’s important to add the perfect little twist to your outfit to make it all about you, let your personality shine through.
Play up your favorite feature.
I like the shape of my body so I wear things that accentuate it. My dresses and skirts are usually fitted and/or have a high-waist. I tend to go for midi to maxi length because it camouflages my knocked knees. Yea, my knees are slightly knocking on each other’s door. Thanks dad… If you are not sure about your favorite feature think about what people compliment you on and go from there. Beautiful lips? Consider a bold lip color. Nice legs? Maybe shorts and a killer pairs of heels.
Wear what makes you happy and gives you confidence.
This should probably be number 1. Too often, I find myself second guessing what to wear. When I notice it I stop, let my Gemini twin get me together (Heeeey to all the crazy Geminis out there!), and wear what makes me happy. Feeling and looking good are an instant confidence boost for me. Some people say that we should put less effort into how we look and more effort into how you feel and make others feel. Why can’t you do both? It’s like the social media conspiracy theorist who believe folks can’t support Black Lives Matter and also appreciate anything that isn't BLM related #DontFallForTheDistraction. Like bruh, I can do two things at once. When I look good, I feel good. In turn, I am nicer…. Who doesn't like nicer?
My hair is a part of the outfit.
I think of my hair as an accessory. It is actually my favorite accessory of all times! A strong look for head to toe helps you to feel fab. If you are going for a funky, edgy look make sure your hair complements it. If you are going for chic create a hairstyle that says chic.
If you are struggling with defining your style follow these suggestions to help take control of how you want to be seen.