Thursday, August 8, 2013

How Do You Know What Your "Personal Style" Is?

Audrey Hepburn

Every fashionista at one time or another has heard "find your own style and stick to it!' or some variation.  But what is personal style?  What determines someone's own "personal style?  And when they say stick to it does that mean sticking yourself into a box and never experimenting with fashion?  I don't think so.  Yes most people have some kind of personal style, and unless they're a diehard fashionista or shopaholic they probably don't even realize it.  But preferring one type of dress does not mean that you have to be trapped in that box always.  Having a personal style is basically just a preference for certain types of clothes, adding your own personal touches to each outfit.  Audrey Hepburn had a great sense of personal style.  She knew what did and did not work for her, and she knew what she liked.  Her style lives on today in one form or another.  Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis are also style icons.  Today we have Olivia Palermo and Victoria Beckham.  What these women have in common is a love for fashion, wearing what they like and makes them comfortable, and knowing what won't work on them.  Most people would classify Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly as "classic."  This may be true, but both experimented with fashion and weren't afraid to step out of their box and try trends or just something they liked.  I myself don't have one particular fashion style.  I've been told this is "creative" style because I have a mix of classic, trendy, sporty and even some vintage that I somehow make work.  I love experimenting with clothes, mixing and matching and making several outfits out of a few items.  I also love the Boho Chic look and do find myself buying a lot of flowy, pretty things.  The point is that yes we may all have a style that we go back to time and again, but we shouldn't be afraid to step out of our box and experiment.  Adding items from other styles is fun.  Just make sure that you love it, it looks good on you, makes you feel good and that you feel comfortable wearing it.  If you want tips to help develop your personal style and see what works for you read this article I found on TLC TLC 10 Ways to Develop Your Personal Style  Now go shopping and have fun!


  1. I have no idea what my personal style is but I'm hoping to figure it out through blogging! That TLC link was an insightful read. I gotta keep those tips in mind :)

  2. I really don't know my true personal style either. I'm kind of eclectic one day I'm Audrey the next day I'm a boho hippie lol. I think real style comes from knowing what you like and what suits you :)