“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self expression & above all attitude – Iris Apel”
Kenzo Takada said, “Fashion is like eating you shouldn’t stick to the same menu.”
For me, this is where style comes in.
Research conclusively has shown that how you dress not only changes how you feel about yourself, but how others interact with you. Thereby making owning and trending your style a bit difficult to achieve. It is something you learn over time which requires attention and consistency.
So let us dive into a few things you can do to trend your style.
These are the practical tips I am putting to work myself and I believe if you consistently follow through, in no time you’ll become ‘The Boss’.
1. Write Your Own Style Rules
Style rules help mould your overall fashion acumen.
You must have your laid down rules for instance here are some of my style rules.
* Always go for classics.
* Play around with different sizes. (I love this one a lot but I do not get to do it often…Lol)
2. Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone.
“Stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying new things is the best way to grow.”
People have different comfort zones and you have got to know what makes your personality shine through.
I have a few tips that can help you get out of your comfort zone:
- Ask yourself, ‘Do I have looks I love to wear do not have the confidence to?’. If yes, then set up a board for it.
- Do your analysis. This look that I love, is it a particular styling trick? What is the overall vibe? Are the colours matched well? What accessories do I need to look out for?
- After doing your analysis, the next step is to write down every detail. From the key accessories used, to the colour of the outfits, down to the shoes.
All these will give you a broad focus in your quest to step out of your comfort zone.
3. Go Bold With Colours
I always say colours freshen up your look.
When you are out shopping, ensure you do not limit yourself to one colour. For instance, you could go for colours from the same family. You can use a colour wheel to give you the ranges of colours. And like I said in my post on Finding Your Style (make sure you read if you have not), I would go deeper into colour we will have it as a topic on its own.
You can also go for colourful prints and patterns. And most importantly, bright accessories
4. Be Confident
I love big sized clothes and because I am slim, I get a lot of negative comments. People expect that I should go for fitted clothes because of my body shape. However, it is also a style of dressing. And if this makes you comfortable, why not!
My point is, you may also be faced with the challenge of what family and friends will say if you launch your new aesthetic. However, I tell you, BE CONFIDENT! Get comfy with your style because this is one of the most important ways to expand your comfort zone.
Here is a little exercise I prepared for you. After you have styled yourself, look into the mirror and say to yourself:
I am PERFECT
I am FLAWLESS
I am COMPLETE; nothing missing, nothing lacking
I am A STAR
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See you in my next post!
As Christians when we dress, we dress for God’s glory and beauty. My name is Moyin a Christian youth/leader and a member of the Luminaries of the Loveworld Nation and I believe you can stay classic, stylish and up to date with today’s trend without breaking a bank all for the Master’s use.