“You have such a quirky style”. “I will remember you for your colorful clothes”. “How did you think of putting that belt with that dress?” “I’d never thought of putting red and gray together!” Just a few quotes from friends, family, colleagues and students about my clothing style. I don’t tend to have one style of clothing. I can go from prep to girly and from tomboy tough to classic minimalist in the time span of one week. And it costs me no effort. I simply like switching things up but it took me some time to figure out what I like wearing. Finding your style or a basic way of putting outfits together is not rocket science. There is a reason to the madness. And here’s how I create mine.
1. Try out new things: get out of your comfort zone.
You will never find out what looks truly nice on you if you don’t give things a shot. When shopping I tend to simply try on everything that remotely catches my eye. Sometimes that will lead to “oh wow this looks really good on me” moments but mostly it goes into “oh yuck no”. As a 24-year-old I had sworn off all dresses and vowed never to wear them again. Only to find out that dresses actually fit me very nicely and now I wear them all the time.