A good way to figure out how to find your personal style would be to ask someone close to you for the 3-5 pieces or concepts that when they think of you, they picture you always wearing or gravitating to.
For a long time, I was lost within my own personal style and I found that although it would seem that it’d be easy to identify considering that I am a fashion blogger, it can be challenging due to the fact that I always want to break out and try new things.
The problem with this arises when these things that seem fun and trendy at the time don’t exactly vibe well with who you are. I can always tell if I’m wearing an outfit that meshes perfectly with my personal style because I feel, relaxed, confident, and all around content. When I’m wearing something that doesn’t, I always seem to be questioning what to wear it with or feeling as if I’m not myself that day.
If you are wearing something that is “you”, you will never have to second guess how to style it; it just comes naturally. You feel like yourself when you wear it and you’re fully confident and comfortable.
As for me, I’ve gone through phases where I dabble in boho, athleisure/athletic, and even at one time punk (yes, I know) but I always come back to a preppier look.
When I asked my husband the question about which pieces/concepts are “me” he said: blazers, hats, statement jewelry, mixing prints, and color blocking. Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint things that you just naturally gravitate toward because you, yourself are too close to the situation. I like to think that I’m open-minded when it comes to fashion and to an extent, I am, but these pieces/styles seem like my “home base”.
Seeing as how I gravitate toward a “preppier” look, I tend to like prints like stripes and textures like seersucker.
This dress from ThredUp was a perfect find for me and at under $15, it was a steal! For those of you who have never heard of ThredUp, it’s a different type of secondhand store where items that are sold go through a rigorous “flaw free” and functionality process to ensure high-quality secondhand pieces.
If you’re interested in checking on the app and website, here is a discount code: WOMENS50, 50% off first-time Women’s Clothing orders, discount up to $50. Shop here: https://www.thredup.com/
They break their website down into trends, styles, brands and many other options and you can also filter for your exact size in each category. I love that they have an “under $10”, “under $20”, and “under $40” filter so you know you’re getting a good deal. It looks to me just like a dress from JCrew but for a fraction of the price, so naturally I was psyched. I love the tie in the front and the modest length.
Although the dress is super cute just as is–being a halter and all–it’s definitely wearable to work if you couple it with a blazer.
For this look, I wanted to stay “true to form” and mix prints while adding some unexpected edge with a camo print. To keep the look feminine I added a hot pink lipstick and matching bag! (p.s. This bag is on super sale right now, so snatch it up!)
Outfit: Dress c/o ThredUp [similar here] | JCrew jacket [similar here] | Rebecca Minkoff handbag c/o Amazon | Similar wedges | Revlon Stormy Pink lipstick | Pave bracelet