Looking Good? How to Find Your Personal Style

by | May 11, 2012 | Personal Development

Models on CatwalkHave you ever felt like some people just look stylish and put together all of the time, whereas you never quite know what to wear to look good?

How do chic and fashionable people make themselves look so good every day when you feel so frumpy and awkward?

Whether you are male or female, if you are slightly fashion clueless don’t despair!

Style doesn’t come naturally to everyone but it is still possible to learn how to put outfits together so that you look on trend and polished.

Stylish people don’t wake up looking that good; they have put time and effort into thinking about their personal look and creating a certain effect.

The trick is to find your personal style and identify which colors, patterns and cuts look the best on your particular body.

When you know what these things are you can mix them up to create stylish outfits that are guaranteed to look good!

Identify Your Body Type and Color Scheme

The first step is to know what clothes will look good on your body.

For example, if you are a short man with a broad stature, a suit with very wide lapels and big shoulders will make you look even more broad and boxy.

You will want to look for a slim shape with vertical lines that will make you look slimmer and taller.

If you are a woman who is “pear shaped” which means that you are slightly heavier on your hips and stomach, you will want to avoid tight and clingy skirts and instead go for more flattering shapes such as an empire waistline.

You can also identify which colors look the best on you.

Hold up different colored clothing and fabric next to your face in the mirror. Which ones bring out the color in your hair and eyes, and which ones clash against your skin and make you look washed out?

For example, if you have very pale skin wearing the wrong shade of red can bring out the redness in your skin and make you look unhealthy.

Collect Inspiration

This is the fun part! It’s time to start collecting inspiration for your style!

Go through fashion magazines, advertisements, and photos online to find images that you find attractive. Collect them in a folder or clip them into a notebook and use them as a guide to building stylish outfits.

Most of all have fun with it and don’t take it too seriously. Refining your personal style should be fun and should make you feel confident and more self assured!