Friday, 8 April 2016

Finding Your Personal Style

I'm a big believer in personal style over following trends. I love fashion, but I think finding what suits you and what, most importantly, you actually like is so important. There's nothing worse than wearing something bang on trend that actually makes you feel ten sizes bigger than you are and makes you feel as uncomfortable as the tall person in the front row of assembly. I feel like recently I've really discovered what works for me so I thought I'd share my tips on finding your personal style.


Trial and error | Unfortunately you're not going to find your personal style without making some mistakes along the way, but these will only help you to discover what doesn't suit you, which can only be a good thing. Just make sure you remember what works and what doesn't!

Don't give up straight away | If you really love a trend, but don't feel that it suits you, don't give up on it straight away. You might just need to find a different way for it to suit you. Obviously this isn't always the case, but sometimes shopping around a bit can do the trick. I was about a year late to the pinafore trend because the classic denim/cord style didn't suit me, but eventually I found a dress that can double up as a pinafore that does!


Be inspired | I think reading style blogs has helped my own style so much because I'm constantly being inspired by new content. I'm able to keep my personal style refreshed by taking inspiration from others and I'm able to decide for myself whether new trends suit me or not.

Don't waver | Sometimes it's tempting to revisit something you know doesn't suit you *cough* pencil skirts *cough*. If you know something doesn't work for you, don't buy it. I'm always enticed by pretty patterned pencil skirts, but they do not flatter me one bit and I know that if I caved in and bought one I wouldn't wear it because it would make my thighs look like baby whales (no exaggeration or anything there...)

Don't think about it too much | This might be contradicting all of my above points, but I think the point where I really found my personal style was when I stopped thinking so much about what I was wearing. I was just automatically putting on what was natural and what felt right. Trust your gut!


How did you find your personal style?
Amy x

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  1. I found my personal style when I gave up trying to copy my friends. I'm all about cute floral dresses which is what I usually wear now!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Yeah I think everyone copied each other at one point! Your style is lovely :) xx

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  2. Yes girl, this post is so good! It's taken me years to find my personal style and I'm super pleased with my wardrobe now, trial and error and experimentation is definitely important! x
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! It does take a while doesn't it, you have a fab personal style though so it was worth it! Xx

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  3. Great post and such true words. I found my personal style by experimenting with different kind of styles and really pushing my boundaries and bringing myself completely out of my comfort zone.

    Mookieslife 

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    1. Thank you :) good tips! So important to experiment xx

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  4. Definitely agree with this, I think I always try new trends but then always come back to my personal style? Like it always creeps in I just never used to recognise it! xxxx

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    1. Yeah it's so good to try new trends but great to still pull them off in your own way! Xx

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  5. like this post! finding my personal style is hard but i am always willing to work on it

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Yeah it takes a bit of time but so worth it :) xx

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  6. This is a great post, it took me years to find my personal style. I think the most important rule is not take it seriously and wear what suits you instead of what is in trend.

    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

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    1. Thank you, definitely agree with those tips! Xx

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  7. Amazing photos and I just followed you!
    www.thepastelstyle.blogspot.com

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  8. Great post dear! These tips are great! I wear different styles, so I knew what suits me and what not :)
    Have a great day!
    XO Pisa ❤
    www.inlovewithmyclothes.com

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    1. Thank you :) good that you've worked out yours! Xx

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    1. Yeah Pinterest is great for inspiration! X

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  10. Great post and great blog!! :) Have a nice day!! :)

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  11. My style depends what mood I'm in, today I have just spent the day in pjs!

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    1. Haha that's great! My weekend style is always waaaay more relaxed! X

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  12. Great post!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  13. Loving that stripped top and your mug! Go personal style!

    xx,
    chels.
    www.chelseaasoflate.com

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