HOW TO DEFINE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
A lot of things influence your personal style. Your culture, the era you were born, the media, books and more! Realize that as you grow and change your style will too. Being able to define your personal style is key to making changes throughout your life. My personal style has been the same since I was little. It’s matured, and you may find yourself the same way. I’ve always been influenced by the Edgy, Glam and Quirky nature of the 80s! I also am influenced by the 70s although I didn’t live all through the 70s, the Studio 57 disco era speaks to my glam side the most.
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to style is that you are locked into a certain brand or silhouette forever. Defining your personal style just means that whatever you wear, your always adding a little bit of you to the look. My personal style is Edgy, Glam & Quirky. Even if I wear a Boho or a Classic look I am always adding one or more of those elements to my final look. Most women are afraid of trying something outside of their comfort zone because it’s not them, but as long as you add elements of you to whatever you wear you will find that you’re more stylish than you think.
(excerpt from the What Would April Wear Style Planner)
Let’s begin by defining a few style types. These style types are not an exhaustive list but a way for you to get started to find out what your style type might be. In this section you will pick a style and work on perfecting it for you. This is all about YOU. You determine your style and you define what that will be. These seven style types will help you start in the right direction!
As you can see, I found looks from my closet that mirror each of these style types BUT I added my personal style characteristics (Edgy, Glam & Quirky) to make it more me. Take a look!
Classic style is described as traditional, All-American, nerd-chic, corporate, ladies who lunch.
Casual style is easy going, sporty and fashionably laid back. This girl requires comfort and functionality before fashion.
Chic Minimalist style focuses on the less is more aspect of fashion. She will spend a lot of money for basic or simple pieces. She is very modern and is the cool downtown girl with uptown taste.
Boho is the A-typical Cali girl. She enjoys vintage finds that exude a bohemian-gypsy vibe. This girl is always ready for Coachella!
Edgy is girl can be from many musical-esque backgrounds from punk, to rock to hip-hop. She is a part of the band and music inspires her clothes. Even if she is so sweet her wardrobe is so tough.
Glam girls wear sequins everyday all day. She is not practical when it comes to fashion. She is always overdressed, runway chic! She loves high fashion!
Quirky style is anything goes! Her clothing is her creative outlet and she is willing to go against the grain to express her style. She’s into vintage, Japanese street fashion and artful fashion.