CRE­AT­ING YOUR UNIQUE PER­SONAL STYLE

THISDAY Style - - NEWS - By Konye chelsea nwaBo­gor

re­gard­less of what life throws at us, it’s im­por­tant to be able to adapt while still main­tain­ing a style that is all our own. and why ex­actly is this im­por­tant? the im­pact of per­sonal style goes far be­yond mak­ing a good first im­pres­sion; great style is also about ap­proach­ing each day with con­fi­dence, and the abil­ity to feel le­git­i­mately beau­ti­ful in what we are wear­ing. Believe it or not, the right wardrobe can make a dif­fer­ence in that de­part­ment. Ask for help

When you’re se­ri­ous about your skin, you see a der­ma­tol­o­gist. When you want the per­fect pho­tos on your wed­ding day, you en­list the help of a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher. The same goes for style! Don’t be afraid to en­list the help of a pro­fes­sional stylist if you can af­ford it. If you cant, again so­cial me­dia is a good place to start.

Take your life­style goals into con­sid­er­a­tion

The per­fect wardrobe should not only rep­re­sent your vi­sion and cre­ativ­ity, but also be tai­lored to your life­style. Con­sider the per­sona you want to present to the world. You want your style to re­flect your per­son­al­ity, but it also has to make sense in your field of work, your over­all life­style, the city you live in and aligned with your long-term goals. Do you want a bet­ter job? Are you try­ing to make it in a par­tic­u­lar in­dus­try? Think about adding a few sharp and ap­pro­pri­ate pro­fes­sional pieces for in­ter­views in that line of work. Or if you want to work in fash­ion, add more on-trend pieces.

Trust your in­stincts and be authen­tic

The sin­gle most im­por­tant thing when de­vel­op­ing your style is to be true to your­self. Don’t fo­cus on the size or the de­signer la­bel (this will only hin­der your cre­ativ­ity!). Con­tinue to ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent pat­terns, tex­tures, ac­ces­sories, and shoes. It all boils down to feel­ing good in your own skin—your style should re­flect and cel­e­brate your life, your in­di­vid­u­al­ity, and per­son­al­ity. Own your style, be proud of it, and em­brace fash­ion as a way to ex­press who you are and who you want to be. Pic – derin

Seek in­spi­ra­tion

Jot down the names of your fa­vorite style icons and do a bit of re­search via so­cial me­dia to gather in­spi­ra­tion from their looks. Pulling dif­fer­ent types of in­spi­ra­tion from sev­eral sources is a great way to fig­ure out what you like and dis­like.

Stock up on ac­ces­sories

Ac­ces­sories are, with­out a doubt, the eas­i­est way to pull any look to­gether re­gard­less of the vibe you want to achieve. You can up­date jeans and a white t-shirt with a bold neck­lace or pair lay­ered, del­i­cate jew­elry with a dress for a more fem­i­nine feel. A cool ear cuff or stacked rings can give you an in­stant edge, and pearls can make you look pol­ished and lady-like in an in­stant. Add a pat­terned scarf, opt for edgy shoes in­stead of your nor­mal black pumps, or pull out a bright clutch to add more per­son­al­ity.

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