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  • Writer's pictureJoyce Williams

How To Define Your Personal Style

Defining your personal style can be daunting, but it is ultimately a rewarding and empowering process. Your style is a reflection of who you are and the message you want to convey to the world. The good news is that there are no rules when it comes to personal style - it's all about being authentic and true to yourself.

Start by finding inspiration in the things you already love - your favorite colors, patterns, and fabrics. Look at your favorite fashion icons, and now, style influencers, but don't be afraid to put your own spin on their looks. Experiment with different pieces and outfits until you find what feels most comfortable and confident.

It can also be helpful to seek inspiration from fashion and style icons, whether it be through social media or magazines. However, it is important to remember to stay true to yourself and not to feel pressure to conform to trends or popular styles if they don't align with your body type or personal aesthetic.

Next, consider your lifestyle and the events that you typically attend. For example, if you work in a corporate office, your personal style may lean towards classic, tailored pieces. On the other hand, if you work in a creative field, your personal style might reflect a more eclectic and unique aesthetic.

Remember that your personal style is not just limited to clothing - it also includes accessories, hair and makeup. Embrace your unique features and find ways to accentuate them through your style.

Most importantly, don't be afraid to take risks and step out of your comfort zone. Your style should evolve and grow with you, and it's okay to make mistakes along the way. Keep an open mind and have fun with it!

You may ask the question of why would one want to have a personal style? One, it makes shopping a lot easier! Knowing that you can walk into a store or shop online and know exactly what type of pieces that you're looking for.

Below are some of my fashion favorites that own their styles! Although, I may not particular wear everything that they wear, it works for them, and make great for inspiration when I'm styling clients!

Traces Ellis Ross

Teyana Taylor

Erykah Badu


Defining your personal style is a journey, but it's also a form of self-expression and empowerment. Embrace your individuality and let your style speak volumes about who you are and who you want to be.

  1. Research: Look for fashion inspiration on social media, magazines, and blogs. Explore different styles and designers to get a better understanding of what you like.

  2. Experiment: Try on different types of clothing, including items you might not normally wear. Mixing and matching pieces to create different looks can help you learn what works for you.

  3. Identify your body type: Know your unique body shape and learn how to dress for it. Find clothing items that accentuate your best features and flatter your figure.

  4. Accessorize: Accessorize your outfits with jewelry, scarfs, hats, shoes, and bags to complement your style and add a personal touch.

  5. Complement your skin tone and complexion: Determine which colors complement your complexion. Choose clothing that accentuates your natural features prominently.

  6. Be confident: Own your style and wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident.Being confident in your style can elevate any outfit.

  7. Experiment with Sustainable fashion:Incorporate sustainable and eco-friendly fashion into your wardrobe.

  8. Lighting: Adorn your outfit and use the right lighting to highlight the colors of the clothing.

  9. Mix new trends with established fashion staples: Mix and match your outfit with fashion trends and classics to create a new look.

  10. Don't limit yourself: Don't be afraid to try new clothing types, designs, and colors.

Experimenting and trying new things can help you discover your unique style that you may have never known about before! Remember trial and error is better than not trying at all!

Defining your personal style is an ongoing process that will evolve over time. Embrace experimentation and have fun with it, but always ensure that your personal style reflects your most authentic self!

Let me know in the comments below what your personal style is, or let me know in the comments under the new post on Instagram @fyijoycelynn!

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