Hi, my beauties. Hope all is well? I started this little blog a little over a year ago and in this time I have posted over twenty-seven outfits. In me posting these twenty-seven outfits have been able to identify sorta what my personal style is and what style I’m drawn most towards. In this Discovering Personal Style Part 1 post I will show you how I discovered my personal style using style inspiration from others and Pinterest.
- Floppy Hat – Primark
- Black Velvet Skinny Scarf – Nasty Gal
- Black western Buckle Belt -Primark
- Black Embroidered Rose Bag – Dune
- White Shirt with Pocket – ESpirit
- Black Velvet Skinny Jeans – Nasty Gal
- Black & White Shaggy Ombre Cardigan – Nasty Gal
- Black Embroidered Rose Boots – Primark.
Finding who your style icons are and creating a mood board
The first step I did on Pinterest was I created a style icons and style inspiration board and just started pinning away any style and outfits I found cute and would wear. My style icons are Kate Moss, Stevie Nicks, Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Roberts. Who Are your Style Icons?
Kate Moss is a Style icon for many, myself included theirs, not a look that she can’t seem to pull off. She’s renowned for her feminine but edgy effortless rock chic boho style. Typical items she’s seen in are leopard print, faux fur coats, ankle boots, black skinny jeans, blazers and bold prints.
Stevie Nicks is the original Boho chick and her style is timeless. I mean how good did she look in American Horror Story The Coven? I’ll be honest up until a few years ago I didn’t know who she was, (*hangs head in shame) until someone commented on an outfit that I was wearing and said it was very Stevie Nicks. I instantly went home and googled and well my love and admiration for this fashion Icon were sealed. Typical items of Stevie Nicks wardrobes are Kimonos, flares, boho peasant tops, gypsy skirts, headbands, etc
Vannesa Hudgens always looks stylish from her bohemian looks to her edgier looks. I love her Coachella outfits. Her style often includes her wearing feminine boho maxi dresses with edgy leather jacket and shades or in all black ensembles but still with a laidback boho vibe. Typical items she wears are maxi dresses, leather jackets, boho style dresses, patterned wide leg trousers etc.
I love Emma Roberts Style as she always looks so stylish and on trend but manages to put her own little spin on the look and completely make it her own. I think she has quite an edgy style as she adds quirky little accessories to make a look completely her own. Typical items she wears are cute little handle top handbags, cat-eye shades, cropped jeans, velvet heels, and she’s not afraid to experiment with different styles and prints.
2. Categorise Your pins And Style Icons
I then Categorised and identified which style my icons mostly wore and what fashion I tend to gravitate most towards from the list of different styles mentioned below.
Edgy Fashion – If you like to set trends rather than follow trends. Edgy can also mean you like to mix fashion styles together, for example, you might wear a girly tea dress but add a biker jacket and biker boots to toughen up the look, or you might wear a bohemian maxi dress then add a preppy blazer. Typical items found in an edgy wardrobe are leather (faux leather items) jackets, biker boots, and statement pieces that make you stand out from the crowd
Bohemian fashion – Bohemian fashion takes inspiration from gypsy and hippie looks. Typical items found in a bohemian wardrobe are maxi skirts, dresses, floppy hats, ethnic style jewellery, slouchy boots and hobo bags. Famous people with bohemian style wardrobes include Vanessa Hudgens, The Olsen’s, Sienna Miller and Nicole Ritchie.
Grunge Fashion – Grunge fashion is the epitome of the don’t care look. Grunge fashion is somewhat a mixture of indie and rock fashion. Typical items found in a Grunge Wardrobe are plaid shirts, ripped jeans, slouchy cardigans ripped tights and dr martens and ditzy floral dresses. Famous people with Grunge wardrobes are the late but legendary Kurt Cobain the man who inspired it all, Gwen Stefani and Taylor Momsen.
Trend focused – If your style is trend focused you tend to wear whatever is in fashion and stay up to date with all the trends. Typical items found in this wardrobe may include this seasons its fashion items.
Athleisure – Athleisure fashion is a style of clothing worn for athletic apparel but suitable for casual everyday wear. Typical items found in this wardrobe are tracksuits, leggings, sports tops and trainers. Celebrities with Athleisure wardrobes are Rhianna, Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid
Minimalistic – Minimalism style means that you stick to a limited colour palette, wear simple clothes without no frills or wild prints and wear minimalist accessories. Celebrities with Minimalistic style include Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sofia Coppola.
Classic – A simple elegant style that is timeless and not affected by changes in fashion. Items normally found in this wardrobe are simple but elegant pieces such as the LBD, trench coat, classic white shirt, court shoe etc. Famous people with classic style include the late but iconic Audrey Hepburn, Emma Watson and Kate Middleton.
Androgynous –Androgynous fashion is a style that aims to avoid gender stereotypes and dress either typical of male or female style. Famous people with Androgynous wardrobes are David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Cara Delivigne, and Tilda Swinton.
Preppy – A person who favours or is viewed as favouring clothing style or behaviour associated with traditional preparatory schools. Famous people (characters) with preppy wardrobes include Blair Waldorf, Taylor Swift and Alexa Chung.
Vintage – Likes to dress like a particular era from the 1920s to 1990s clothing is often one-off pieces found at thrift shops. Famous people with Vintage wardrobes include Florence Welch and Dita Von- Teese.
3. Identify your Label.
Thirdly after Categorising your Style icons and images into different categories, you might be able to see what style you are drawn more too. For Example, you might have more pins in the Classic mood board than Grunge. From mine, I can see I am drawn to the edgy and bohemian fashion. What are yours??
Stay tuned for Discovering your Personal Style Part 2 – The Wardrobe Edit.
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