How To Change Your Style

26 Oct 2019

At some point, we all fall into a personal style. This might be through choice or by accident, but however it happens a habit forms, and soon it is difficult to dress or look any other way. So what happens if you think you might want to change your style? How can you change the way you have been dressing for perhaps many years? It sounds like a difficult task, but it is possible. Here are some tips on how to do it. 

What Is Your Current Style? 

Defining what your current style is should be the first step in finding a new one. If you don’t know where you are now, it will be much more challenging to work out where you are going next. Look at the kinds of clothes you wear and the way you style your hair and wear makeup (if you wear any at all), for example, and you will get a good idea of what your style really is. You may never have even thought about it before, so this is an important step. Once you know your style, you can work out which aspects of it you want to change.

What Do You Like?

Before you can really start working out a new style, you will need to know what you like in terms of fashion and what you don’t like. One useful way to do this is to create a mood board that will enable you to put together everything that you definitely want to try to include in your new style. If you’re not sure how to do this, you can find out how to make a mood board online and even download templates. This is a skill that you can use in many different areas of life, making decision-making a lot easier. 

To get ideas for your mood board, look through magazines, make notes about what people are wearing on TV or in the movies, go out to a café and watch the people walking by as you drink a coffee, or speak to experts about the best men’s long hairstyles or jewelry, for example. Other people will give you new ideas and inspiration that you can put together to create your own style.

Be Comfortable 

Having a complete change of style is exciting and fun, but it can also be uncomfortable. If you do too much too quickly, especially if you’ve never really even thought about your own personal style before, then you might regret what you have done and instantly change back. If you change one aspect of a time and get used to it, decide whether or not you really like it, and then move on to the next, you are more likely to stick with your new style and be comfortable with it.

Trust Yourself 

When you try on an outfit or look at a new hairstyle, you will know right away whether or not you like it. Stick with that initial decision and really trust yourself – you know what is best for you, after all. If you go against your true feelings, you will find that you’re just not happy with your new look, and you won’t want to show it off at all, which means a waste of time and money.

Find New Ways To Shop

If you want to know how to modify your dress style without scouring stores and the internet aimlessly, you could be interested in new subscription-based services. Aside from subscription services that send out consumables such as razors and cosmetics, a number of enterprises have emerged to make clothing purchasing easier. Simply fill out an online form, call a stylist, and wait for your package of hand-picked garments to arrive.

In this way, you can experiment with many different styles, cuts, colors, and so on until you find what works for you. Not only is this fun, but it also means you will have access to expert opinions and people you can ask for advice from.

Rotate Your Closet 

What the eye sees is when you open your closet or chest of drawers is what we wear, so it’s a good idea to rotate what’s in your wardrobe every few months to ensure that the things that have been at the back are now front and center. Simply by rotating your items, you’ll be able to give some other parts of your wardrobe a chance to shine, and you might find a new style just by wearing some clothes that you had entirely forgotten about. 

If you also take the opportunity to purge your closet of anything you know you’re never going to wear again, you’ll clear out space and get a good idea of what it is you like or don’t like. This gives you more room to buy new things, especially if you sell the old ones and use that cash to buy something that suits you better. 

Give Yourself A Fashion Challenge 

It’s nice to fall back on tried-and-true outfit combinations, but it’s also a good idea to broaden your sartorial boundaries on occasion to develop and freshen your style. To prevent a wardrobe rut, set aside one day every week to push yourself to include a certain design into your style or to wear a specific color. This will inspire you to look at your clothing in fresh ways and help you rediscover old favorites.

You can search online for ideas for these mini-challenges to give you a good start, and over time you’ll be able to create your own. It’s a fun way to enjoy your clothing more and get to grips with what it is that you enjoy when it comes to fashion. If something doesn’t work, don’t think of it as a mistake, just be aware that it’s not for you and move on. 

Showcase Your Best Attributes 

Red, white, brilliant blue, and yellow are eye-catching colors. When you wear them near your most remarkable features, you draw attention to the areas you want it to be drawn to, rather than anything you’re not so happy with. This might seem like something that women would find easier considering there tend to be more accessories for female fashion, but don’t despair; using hats, sunglasses, jewelry, scarves, and more, you can create the same effect.