Today I’m sharing easy steps to find your signature style. Last week we did a little self analysis on your style. Uncovered pieces you absolutely love and maybe you realized you own some pieces that you don’t love. You should have done a little closet audit and said goodbye to things that don’t work for you anymore. If you missed it, you can check it out here.
Discovering your own signature style is a journey I enjoy taking my clients on. It’s fun to dream about what your ideal look is and it’s my job to make it an easy process. I believe we all should have our own signature style. A signature style lets you speak without having to say any words. It portrays to the world a part of who you are.
- Style Personality Discovery
- Rank styles into Core & Sub Styles
- Lifestyle assessment
- Outfit pairings
STEP 1. Decide what styles you are pulled toward, what excites you the most? I categorize my clients into one or two of these 6 styles. Most often they have 1 core style & up to 2 sub styles. You may like more than one style and that’s ok. It is easy to incorporate all of that into your signature style. Here are the 6 styles:
Romantic Signature Style
The romantic signature style is the girly one! It is filled with florals, ruffles, lace, bows, & pastels. Anything that you can think of that is super girly would probably fit into this category. It can also go on the opposite spectrum and be very sexy. For example, a fitted black lace dress with heels. Check out this Romantic Style Pinterest Board to dive more into this style. If you like it, follow this board for outfit inspiration.
Carefree Casual Signature Style
Carefree Casual Signature Style is the ultimate casual style. This laid back look is easy to hit the street in and stay comfy all day. Most carefree casual chicks live in sneakers but will bust out a pair of nude heels to dress up their look for a night out. The go with the flow girl, optimistic woman can go anywhere in these casual pieces. You’ll find more casual ideas here.
Polished & Chic Signature Style
Polished & Chic signature style is very elegant & polished. The Polished & Chic chick loves to wear a good monochromatic outfit or play around with neutrals. They are always stepping out of the house looking put together and stylish. Every detail is accounted for in this look just like in her life. Explore it more here on this Polished & Chic Pinterest board.
Classic & Timeless Signature Style
The classic & timeless signature style is filled with pieces that are of great quality and will last for years. It is dependable and trustworthy. These pieces won’t let you down, just like the woman wearing them. This wardrobe is built on styling your classic pieces together over and over again and in many different combinations. If you’re headed to the office daily, this look is inspired by menswear and if you’re going casual you better own a pair of riding boots. See more of what I’m talking about here on the Classic & Timeless board.
Stylish Sophisticate Signature Style
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A stylish sophisticate woman loves to play with the trends but never veers to far from the classics. This style incorporates all the classics but usually with some sort of twist. It demands attention and exudes confidence & influence. These outfits always have a memorable aspect to them and can be played up or go subtly under the radar when needed. Playing with bright colors when necessary to give the outfit the extra little pop it needs isn’t a worry to the stylish sophisticate. I have a lot of outfit inspiration for you here.
Fashion Maverick Signature Style
The maverick of fashion! This style has NO rules what-so-ever! The fashion maverick woman is never afraid to make a statement and doesn’t care about what people think of her outfit. She is an independent, creative thinker who loves to challenge the status quo (in fashion that is). Her style is original only to her and she loves it. This signature style is bold and vivacious. Mixing prints and patterns is fun and exciting and no two pieces can’t be worn together. You never know what to expect from the fashion maverick woman but people are usually pleasantly surprised. They admire her courage to stand out differently. Here is more outfit inspiration if you resonated with this look.
So….what did you think? Do you connect with one or more of these looks?
STEP 2: Now that you are educated on each look. Go back to the ones you feel most connected to. Rank them on a scale of 1 being the most connected to, 2 being it’s runner up, so on & so forth until you are done ranking them. Here is my ranking
Stylish Sophisticate 1
Carefree Casual 2
I definitely connected to the Stylish Sophisticate look most. I made that my core style, therefore my sub styles are Carefree Casual & Romantic.
STEP 3: Do these styles fit easily into your lifestyle? Can you wear these outfits to the list of life activities you made last week? Make sure to have realistic expectations when starting this new style.
STEP 4: Go into your newly cleaned out closet and start exploring the items you have. Bring your phone with you and pull up the styles on Pinterest. Using your outfit inspiration start pairing pieces you can wear together to pull off your desired styled.
Did you discover your core & sub styles? Leave a comment & tell me what your styles are. I’d love to follow your style journey. Have questions? Shoot me an email at [email protected] and I’d be happy to help you uncover your signature style. Make sure to follow my style journey over on Instagram @thebodytypestylist
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