There are many different styles available to choose from today. What do you do if you don't really like any of them though? Don’t worry! Keep reading for a list of tips that will help you to evaluate what your personal style is, and where to purchase new clothing.
1. Take a Look at What You Already Own
Take a close look at what's already inside your closet and you'll be surprised to see you've already put together a style of your own already. There are probably some clothes and patterns in there you already like without knowing it, or perhaps you are simply wearing clothes to impress others or ones that make you feel comfortable?
2. Talk to the Experts
If you look at your wardrobe and notice it's a mixture of items from various sales racks without any specific theme, you should buy some fashion magazines and look at what all the models in them are wearing. Cut out the various styles you like and then sort them into categories for work, casual, and formal. Look through each of the piles and see what's similar in them.
3. Hit the Shops
The next step is to head out to the shops. This is an especially good idea if you're a tactile person because the way the fabric feels is probably just as important to you as its color and style. Another advantage to shopping in a department store is the sales people can also give you advice about what will look good on you. Once you are armed with this information you can either purchase some pieces there and then, or head online and check out the great boutiques like Sonoran-rose.com with all the knowledge you have gained.
4. Purchase the Basics
Regardless of what your personal style is, there are some staples you should always have in your wardrobe. These include:
- A basic black dress
- Long scarves to wear around your waist or neck or even to tie in your hair
- A variety of belts (e.g. wide, narrow, black, decorative)
- Tights that are either opaque or with patterns – these are great to wear under short skirts
- Basic earrings and necklaces (e.g. you can wear simple silver hoops with a tailored shirt and designer jeans on various occasions)
- Camisoles and tees for underneath blouses and sheer materials
- A black sweater and a black blazer to wear with dress slacks, jeans or a dress
- Some dresses in neutral colors, or even colorful and wild prints
- Two pairs of stylish, comfortable shoes
- A few pairs of sandals
- A pair of glossy leather pumps
When you have these items in your wardrobe, you can mix and match the basics with unique clothing items for a stand out look. This is ideal for people who don't have a lot of room in their wardrobe or who find themselves moving a lot. In either case, you don't need to have a lot of clothes to get started, but you will have a lot of different ways to ensemble these clothes so it looks as though you have a lot of great outfits to choose from.