When it comes to fashion, you should always trust your instincts and create outfits that serve to make you feel like the best version of yourself. While personal style can seem like an elusive beast, being able to pinpoint the shapes, styles, and materials that you enjoy the most is essential for curating a wardrobe that works for you.
Ready to let your fashion identity shine through? Here are four ways to show off your personal style this spring.
1. Be clear about your “uniform.”
One of the most overlooked aspects of defining personal style is the “uniform.” By taking a quick look through your closet, you are likely to see specific items or styles that are represented more heavily than others. Perhaps your wardrobe is filled with striped tees and culottes, or maybe you tend to wear a lot of colorful vintage dresses. Whatever your style is, there is a reason why your closet contains an abundance of these items.
These are your uniform — the items that you frequently purchase because they fit your style and lifestyle, and you know that they make you feel happy, comfortable, and confident. Knowing what works for you for a variety of occasions is key to understanding your personal style, as it allows you to focus on items that are going to get a lot of wear and bypass impulse purchases that just end up sitting in a drawer, never seeing the light of day.
The best part about having a uniform is that these items are often wearable year-round and form the foundation of your closet.
2. Choose unique pieces that stand out from the crowd.
Once you have defined your uniform, you can then look at more one-of-a-kind items that help to refresh your base items each season. If you tend to wear many streetwear outfits, then you may want to add some graphic socks, an oversized hoodie, or denim vest to your mix.
Go through your closet. If you come across a couple of items that don’t seem to fit in with the vibe of the rest of your wardrobe, chances are, they represent a fashion that you enjoy, but aren’t entirely comfortable with wearing yet. These unique pieces may be a sign of the direction towards which you want your look to evolve. If this is the case, look to gather more inspiration for ways to style these pieces in a manner that makes sense for you.
3. Incorporate trends in your own way.
Those with a clear personal style know that it isn’t necessary to jump on the bandwagon of every new trend that comes out. Instead, these fashionistas look at what new trends are happening and then selectively pick and choose a couple of pieces that work for them and their current wardrobe.
In Spring 2019, the significant trends are crochet, feathers, biker shorts, Afro chic clothing, and tie-dye, with the color of the season being the yellow-orange color, marigold.
If none of these trends interest you, then stick to what you know and love and don’t worry about incorporating them. Alternatively, look for small ways to include a couple of these materials, colors, and aesthetics into your wardrobe to keep you looking stylish while maintaining your core personal style.
4. Don’t forget beauty.
To entirely create a look that is yours, it is essential to consider the whole package. True style isn’t merely concerned with jackets, footwear, and accessories; instead, it also considers beauty. After all, if you aren’t feeling comfortable with your beauty look, then it is going to have a significant impact on how you think about your entire ensemble.
That doesn’t mean that you have to start hoarding hundreds of beautiful pots and potions, but it does mean paying attention to what colors and products make you feel confident and allow you to express your personal style.
How do you like to maintain and show off your personal style in the spring? Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments below!
Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer Feiruza Mudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age, and this has become the trademark of her designs today. When you slip into one of Feiruza’s creations, you can almost hear the rhythms of Africa, the beats of India and the vibrancy of Dubai – this distinctive and colourful mélange is just what Finchitua is about.