Personal Style: Do You Know How To Express Yours?

We’re all taught never to judge a book by its cover, except there isn’t a single person in the world who actually follows that rule. The way that we present ourselves to the world has a huge impact on the way that people perceive us! And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. What better way to show the world what you’re all about than by showing it through your personal style? The problem that a lot of people have is that they simply don’t know how to express themselves through their clothes. Well, don’t you worry! Here are a few extremely simple ways that you can find your own personal style that will show off your personality in the best possible way.

Find your aesthetic

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What are your interests? What visual styles do you really love? Knowing the answers to these questions is the first step to finding your own personal style aesthetic. There are no right or wrong answers here either; it’s all about what makes you tick and what you enjoy. You may be a hipster type with a love of all things rustic and bohemian, or you may want to embrace an edgier style involving leather jackets and body piercings (which if that’s your thing, you can check out more at too see the different styles available to you! ?)  After all, if you want to express yourself, there are few better ways to do that than to really mix things up.

Know what fits

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The biggest issue that a lot of people have when it comes to clothes is that they simply don’t know how to find clothes that fit properly. Many of us just assume that if something is a certain size, it’s going to fit a certain way, but that is a major oversimplification! It’s a good starting to be sure, but there is a whole host of other factors that you have to consider on top of it. If it’s a shirt or jacket then what’s the cut? Do you want a top that hangs loose for a casual look or do you want something more fitted for a formal, sleek silhouette? With pants, do you want something straight or skinny? These kinds of questions are going to have a big impact on the kinds of clothes that you choose and the kind of look that you end up achieving.

Pick your “Go-To” retailers

Once you’ve nailed down your personal style aesthetic, you can begin to curate a list of retailers that you can count on to always have the pieces that will enhance your style. My personal style is a blend of casual chic, and I have found that retailers like NY&CO, Shop Impressions, and Express really cater to that “flirty/trendy” yet polished look that I really love. When I need to get sexy for a night out on the town, I look to retailers like BooHoo, Fashion Nova, and J LUX.  With so many retailers available online, there is no reason that you cannot find a clothing store(s) to suit your personal tastes!

Whatever you decide, however, you dress, and whatever style you come up with, the most important thing that you can do is to own it! You should never feel limited on how you can or can’t dress. If people want to be snobbish and stuck up, then that’s their business. In reality those kinds of people are usually just upset that they don’t feel able to dress the way that they really want to. It’s your style, no one else’s and you should never feel the need to apologize for expressing yourself! So find the look that works for you and that you think really works, then embrace it and never look back. Who knows, you could end up being a genuine trendsetter.

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Have you been able to really nail showcasing your personal style? Leave us some tips below!



Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blogger, based in NC.

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