Hey lovelies, it’s so nice to have you guys back here again. You can check out my recent blog post.
So, THIS blog post is divided into two parts;
- HOW TO BE STYLISH [FOR BEGINNERS]
- BEING STYLISH ON A BUDGET
So, looking at one of the major problems people have when it comes to fashion is finding their own unique style , finding your own style is like having a voice when it comes to fashion and trends and there’s nothing as beautiful as setting a trend or others to follow.
WHY STANDING OUT MATTERS
Something I think anyone that is looking at setting their own unique trend or style should know. It’s called ‘your own style’ for a reason and not joining the crowd is the first big step you can take. If you didn’t already know, IT’S NOT AN EASY ROAD. For me , I’ve not always been in line with the entirely girly outfits , I was more of a chill and laid back kind of girl , I didn’t want to seem like I was dressing too much and at the same time I didn’t want to look like I just got out of bed. This was my own style and is the style being done by others? Yes. Am I the first person to bring up this style? Heck no! Now you’re probably wondering how you can make already existing styles unique. AND now this brings us to our next step.
CREATING YOUR OWN STYLE FROM PREVIOUSLY EXISTING STYLES
Yes, the fashion industry is so saturated and it’s really difficult trying to stand without finding out that someone else has already done that. You come up with an amazing look that you think no one has done and wham bam slam, girl from across the street started it before you.
So creating your own style from previously existing styles and adding a bit of spice and magic to it can set you up for something unique and different. AND this brings us to our next tip.
HAVING A SIGNATURE LOOK OR PIECE IS ALL THAT MATTERS AT FIRST
So when you heard a bit of spice and magic, this was what I was talking about. A SIGNATURE LOOK, now what the hell is that? A signature look or piece is something that can help you stand out from the battalions of people that are out there in this world.
It could be a type of watch you put on, a scarf, a particular set of jeans, types of pants you normally wear, a certain hairstyle, the way you do your makeup, the kinds of shirt you wear and many more.
Things that most people don’t know about a signature look is that it should be able represent the kind of person you are , it should be able to tell your audience , your friends and people around you what your style is immediately.
For example , a lot of people are crazy about the MOM JEANS TREND , that they literally wear it with anything , that is their own style , that’s what sets them apart from others , some people still rock the skinny ripped jeans style or the joggers style or just loose sweat pants . Your signature look should depict the kind of person you are.
In other words, your signature look should be based on what you like to wear and what people see you on most of the times.
HAVING A GOOD EYE FOR CLOTHES/OUFITS MATTERS SECOND
Setting your own style isn’t just about having a signature look. I know there are some people out there that just can’t go into a store and come out with anything reasonable. I was once like that and a part of me always kept blaming the store for not having anything that I liked. And that sounded believable until someone would go into that same store and pick out so many bomb outfits.
What was my problem?
I didn’t have a good eye back then, I didn’t know what would go with what, I was so interested in finding the perfect outfit that I forgot that in order to find the perfect outfit, I had to find smaller pieces of clothes and put them all together and that was the hard part and I’m going to give you some tips that helped me change that.
Thanks to the makers of this wonderful app, most of my style ideas and fashion inspiration has come from this app, you can search for anything related to what style that you are willing to create and you can see different outfits on different people and If there was a particular outfit I liked I would try to get the same clothes or something similar to what I was seeing.
- Fashion magazines
This wasn’t something that I did all the time, but if I saw an outfit on a model and it matched my style, I would get a clear mental picture of what it looked like and I tweak it a bit and add my signature look to it and get those exact clothes from a store or something similar. This was really helpful for me and it can be for you.
- Favorite celebrity/social media influencer[in terms of fashion]
Yes, I tried to recreate looks from the people that I liked and as cheesy as that may sound, it really helped me. The people you like have similar tastes like you and that’s what you like about them, because you can somehow relate to them. SO why not try recreating their looks too.
lt’ll you find your own style in theirs.
Those three things somehow changed the way that I picked out clothes that would match my own style.
WEAR WHAT YOU LIKE AND NOT WHAT YOU DON’T
When it comes to finding your style, people can tell that you that they like what you’re wearing and as funny as this might sound, your body will fail you 70% whenever you’re putting on something you don’t like. That uncomfortable look on your face when you keep adjusting and adjusting till you can’t any more. Ever worn an outfit and on getting to the door, you stop, turn around and change the entire thing? , that happens to me a lot. That voice that keeps telling you to change that outfit knows how uncomfortable you are.
WHY LISTENING TO WHAT OTHERS THINK WILL ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE
You’re looking at setting your own style and you’re bothered about what other people think? I don’t know any other way to put this but, you’re not ready. People will only give you advice on how to dress based on how they dress, in other words, they are dressing you for them.
BEING STYLISH ON A BUDGET
Again, I can’t say that all these tips will work for everybody; it all depends on you and the kind of person you are, but here are some tips that may help you out.
- CLEAR OUT YOUR CLOSET [and make some bucks!!]
I know your closet is filled with so many clothes right now, on the floor, on that poor chair in your room, or on your bed. Wherever it is, you should start thinking of how you can sort through those stacks of clothes so that you can get rid of the ones that you like and the ones that you don’t like. I have a 4 categories that I use whenever I’m sorting through my clothes looking for the one to sell.
THE 4 CATEGORIES;
-NOT MY TASTE ANYMORE
-NOT USEFUL ANYMORE
These 4 categories are going to help your sort out the clothes that to be sold [or thrown away, I badly worn out]
So what are you waiting for? Clear out your closet and start to make that coin, this will not only help you make extra money, but, will also help you create room for more clothes and also reduce the mess in your room.
There are so many apps that you can use to sell some clothing items for some cash, a popular one is Poshmark.
- SALES DISCOUNTS SHOULD BE YOUR BEST FRIEND
If you want to spend less and slay more, you should be looking at discounted offers. Grab every good discount you see especially if it’s on something that is very expensive. This will help you save more money and help you buy so many items at once.
HAVE A SET BUDGET
Always have a budget in mind , you should have a fixed amount of money that you are willing to spend when you go shopping. It is very easy to get carried along the way and want to spend a lot of money on clothes you might not even wear. You can write down a list of items that you want to buy alongside with the estimated prices , this would give you an idea of how much you are going to spend and this will not only help you save more , it will also help you with our next tip.
- DEVELOP A BUY MORE AND SAVE MORE MENTALITY
This comes with a lot of self-discipline, you have to know when to buy clothes and where to buy them, having this mentality will help you know that you can buy so many clothes without spending a lot of money.
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