Finding your personal style

Your own sense of style is the most important aspect of how you dress. Once you’ve pinned down your style, you’ll know which trends to follow and which to eschew.

You’ll develop your own personal style through years of outfit selection, but you can hasten the process by asking yourself a few simple questions about yourself and your body.

Find out what’s comfortable

The key to looking good and carrying off any outfit, is looking comfortable in what you’re wearing. That’s something you can’t fake. If skinny jeans result in you wriggling in discomfort all day, abolish them from your wardrobe. If socks make your feet overheat, find footwear choices that don’t require socks. No matter how in-season a particular piece is, you won’t look good in it if you’re not comfortable wearing it.

Know your body

Be realistic about your body shape and dress accordingly. For example, if you’re on the slim side and want to look bulkier, make layering clothes a defining aspect of how you dress.

Pick your colours

colours

This is not just about what colours you like, but also what shades suit you. Tip: yellow of any shade rarely suits anyone so you may as well cut it from your wardrobe now.

Fit your style to your life

You may crave the formality of a tie, but that isn’t an appropriate choice for everyone. It’s easy to develop a sense of what looks good in terms of formal dressing, but you need to work out how to dress for everyday life.

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