Style Tips: How to establish your personal style

It can be tricky to find and stick to your personal style. The fashion industry is filled with new trends and designs every season. It is so easy to get carried away with pieces and accessories you like but may not necessarily be in tune with your personal style. If you are struggling to establish your personal style, you may find these style tips very useful:

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Declutter your wardrobe

The first thing to do when trying to establish your personal style is to take a good look at what you have already in your wardrobe. Look at all your pieces and accessories and decide on what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. Once you have decided on items you want to keep, the next step is to see which items go well together and which items would fit into the personal style you have in mind. Once this is done, you will most definitely have new gaps in your wardrobe you would need to fill.

Create a mood board and go shopping

Once you find the gaps that need filling, the next step is to go shopping to fill those gaps. You have a personal style in mind already, so you need to have that in mind while you are out shopping. It would be pointless to buy an item that doesn’t fit into the personal style theme, so staying focused is very important. Creating a mood board before you go shopping would be a great idea because it allows you create different looks and gives you many ideas on the sort of clothing and accessories to shop for. Having this mood board on your phone as you shop is great. If you are an online shopper like me, this would be very easy to work with.

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Make your personal style yours

Now that you have decided on the style you want, you need to make it yours. This should come naturally if this is really your personal style. Once you are satisfied and comfortable with your look, then you can be rest assured you have established your signature style. If the look doesn’t feel right, you can look into styling the pieces and accessories differently to see if it works better.

When it comes to persona style, the whole idea is for the look to be uniquely yours. If it doesn’t feel right, it make be better to take another look at your wardrobe and see how you can make it work better for you.

 

 

What is fashion and am I fashionable?

What is fashion? That can be defined in many different ways. I see fashion as modern/change, which isn’t surprising as the French word for fashion is La Mo, which is the short form of la modernité, which also means modernity. Fashion is what we see on the high street, the fashion magazines, the top designer stores, and on the runaway. It changes every season and to stay on top of fashion means to literally keep updating your wardrobe with every new collection that pops up. How possible is that especially now with all that we have going on?

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Are we supposed to focus on fashion or style?

To be honest, I have never really been fashionable. Instead, I prefer having a capsule wardrobe that shows off my personal style. I stick to my personal style and not to the dictates of the never-ending fashion industry. Like many things, it takes a while to find your sweet spot but you know it once you find it. Being fashionable will clearly put many of us in debt, struggling to keep up with credit card payments and even store card payments. It amazes me every time when I am offered a store card for a fashion store. Why would I want to buy clothes on credit only for them to be out of season in a few months? That makes no sense. Now don’t get me wrong, I love looking good and I like to invest in my clothing and accessories, so I don’t have to keep shopping every few months. I also love spoiling myself and I have a lovely closet with more items I can count but I only shop for things I need. Going along with what is considered fashionable would be a waste.

How do you see fashion?

According to the editorial policy of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture on Fashion History Love to Know Website, fashion is defined as “the cultural construction of the embodied identity.” Do you agree with this definition? How do you see fashion and would you call yourself fashionable?

 

Style Icon: Toni Tones

Hey fashion and style lovers! The style icon for this month is the beautiful Gbemi Anthonia Adefuye, known professionally as Toni Tones. For those who do not know, this stylish young lady is a Nigerian media personality, actress, and photographer. She has been on my radar for some time now and she is one of the few Nollywood actresses that I really like. I started paying attention to her after seeing her in King of Boys. Her acting was so impressive and the movie was so good. Since then, I have been a huge fan. I love her movies and her Instagram page keeps me very busy. It is filled with funny skits. This young woman is a bundle of talent.

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Style Icon: Toni Tones

Toni Tones’ style game is just out of this world. She knows what looks good on her and she slays it every time. I love her sense of fashion a lot! She is known for breaking necks whenever she steps on the red carpet. Her everyday look is also always on point.

If I was asked to describe Toni Tones’ personal style, I would call it chic, timeless, and very “Toni”. I love that she sticks to her own personal style. This style icon does not follow trends, she creates them and she makes it look so easy. She also has an amazing body and so everything she wears looks fantastic.

If you are on the hunt for creative ways to style your outfits, you should check Tones out. Her looks always inspire me and I am sure you will find them inspiring too!

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What do you think of Toni Tones as a Style Icon? Are you a fan of her fashion sense and movies? Please sound off in the comments section, let’s chat.

Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe.

 

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