Do you want your own unique style? Worry no more: you don’t need a pile of money and an enormous closet full of designer pieces. Style is not a question of appearance, it has much more to do with our personality. As Giorgio Armani put it, “It’s a question of elegance, not just aesthetics. Style is the courage to choose according to your feeling, and know how to say no. It’s the discovery of novelties without the need for extravagance. It’s a feeling for taste and culture.” We develop taste and culture by reading, observing and humbly imitating the best. The most elegant women in the world, the present and the past, have some common characteristics that can help us define our own style. Clothes are a means of communication. We are really communicating with the world around us at every moment, no matter what we do. Body language experts and fashion designers have built their careers around the belief that clothes are not just an aesthetic component, but a form or self expression. The clothes we wear are telling our surroundings something about us, and we should be(come) aware of that. Clothes are closely related to social situations. We communicate our ideas to everyone around us through the way we dress, while what we chose to wear at the same time a closely relates to social situations. We rarely wear the same outfit to work as we do for a dinner with our friends. Clothes are a way of positioning ourselves at a social event and saying, “Here I am, I am ready to face anything that might happen.”
The most important thing is, how the clothing suit us. Even if we’re wearing the most expensive dress, the ultimate trend, it will all be in vain, if it doesn’t suit us. Lots of women wear clothes that don’t suit them, because they’re wrong for her body type. The first thing we need to do is to get to know our body and learn to emphasise our best assets; the best fashion accessory is confidence.
Get a good pair of jeans. They’re one of the basic pieces that every wardrobe should have. Keep them universal, so you can wear them for several years.
50 percent of style is for you and 50 percent for the occasion . It’s true that our clothes should reflect us, but that doesn’t mean we should completely ignore our surroundings. If a mini skirt makes you feel attractive, it doesn’t mean you can wear it to work. Think carefully about where and when you will wear the clothes, before you make an investment. You should also follow your wishes, of course.
Try to consider, when the time is appropriate to try out trends. You should follow the trends that you like and are appropriate for you. But you should adapt them to the time and place. If you are invited to a wedding, I am sure you won’t choose colourful flip flops. Rather choose something more suitable for a formal event.
Small details have a big influence. Sometimes all you have to do to make a big difference to your style, is to wear a belt in a slightly different way or roll up the sleeves of your shirt.
Leave your mark. Make sure that your style is unique. It doesn’t take much, just a small thing. A wide silver bracelet that you wear all the time, perhaps, or boyfriend jeans. Decide wisely, which the defining element to your style, and stay with it. When you get tired of it, just drop it and find something else.