The Importance of Personal Style

13 November 2015

Fashion has always been too fast-paced to keep up with, but with the boom of social media and street style bloggers it's even harder now. I mean, once you've successfully found that gorgeous skirt that Tamu MacPherson was wearing that time or that Man Repeller featured on her site, everyone has forgotten about it and it's time for the next "it" item.


Leandra Medine Man Repeller


Street Style bloggers and celebrities are a great source of inspiration for millions of women around the globe, but do we remember how to dress for our style or are we merely mimicking what they are wearing?

Most Street Style bloggers know what the latests trends are, their job is to apply these trends to their style and wear items that they have been sponsored to promote. The result is that this inspiration is taken to another level and big bloggers have "given birth" to hundreds of other mini version of themselves that simply copy outfits,lives and sometimes even personality to get a taste of the 'dreamy' lifestyle portrayed through their various social media feeds.

I'm a firm believer in personal style and following your instincts. No one truly knows what suits you better than yourself, because everyone—absolutely everyone—has an inner style. If you haven't quite found yours, try answering the following questions: 

What are my key pieces of clothing? Is it that pair of comfortable jeans and T-shirt combo? Is it that cute floaty dress? Is it that old battered leather jacket?

Knowing what you're most comfortable wearing will help to give you confidence in your item choices for upcoming seasons, adding the odd accessory to fit in with the latests trends, swapping that pair of comfortable jeans for a pair of comfortable culottes or that battered leather jacket for a season-appropriate suede one.


Do you find that the street style bloggers you follow wear things you just wouldn't be comfortable wearing? Have a cull. Only follow those that you identify with. Each season, just try to find those few key pieces that they're wearing that you could add to your existing wardrobe. Don't copy-cat them! Follow that great advice "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." (Oscar Wilde).


Venetia Williams from @champersandpacifiers


If you are still struggling to find your inner style, why not asking for help? Drop me a line if you fancy a free consultation and when shopping online cut the fashion noise, shop from a small selection of pieces picked by a stylist to match your budget, body shape and style. A fashion hub to help you make better fashion choices. Not sure about how to wear an item you want to buy? Chat to me first!