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  • Hi guys.

  • I'm back from a lovely little vacation back in the swing of things here in my house.

  • And today I wanted Thio readdress something that I did a video on quite a while ago.

  • Like a couple years ago, maybe.

  • And that's how to find your personal style, A lot of the things that I was struggling with before I found more or less my personal style.

  • I was struggling to make my closet work for me at all.

  • My clothes really did not represent me in the slightest and a lot of the clothes that I had.

  • If I was to look at my wardrobe, it was all things that I just kind of piece meal together without a real plan of action at all.

  • And just anytime that I would go to a sample sale, I would try to find something that was pretty cool.

  • But this didn't get me very far, and a lot of times I was just kind of scrounging in the morning for trying to put together an outfit, and it was just a disaster.

  • So now I want to kind of update my video and looking back on what I did to improve that and how I found my personal style and how I think that you could really find yours as well through these tips.

  • That brings me to my first point that want to make, which is to take your photo every single day of your outfit.

  • And this could be an Alfred that maybe you don't feel necessarily represents yourself.

  • But I feel like photos give you a little bit more self awareness of what your outfit looks like in a two d dimension, you know?

  • So I want to kind of talk through that a bit.

  • May 1st 2017 I decided to completely start over on my personal style because I just needed to update this for this new phase of my life with a career and all that.

  • And I wanted to take the principles that I learned from being a design major and just kind of put that into practice with my wardrobe.

  • Doing this for 365 consecutive days, I took my photo every single day of my outfit, and it gave me so much more awareness of where I was at with my wardrobe.

  • Also posting this online gave me a lot more motivation to keep posting, and then also it allowed me to have more reflection and more community around my own outfits and around what other people were doing.

  • So if you're willing to post your stuff publicly online and just show your outfits every single day, I think that that could really encourage you if you need any extra motivation.

  • But you could totally do this privately, just like on your phone.

  • Keep a little log of your outfits, and I swear, like, after a year of doing that, you're gonna be so much farther advanced and more informed about your personal style than you were a year before.

  • My next tip is to find a color scheme and stick to it.

  • So these air first signature colors.

  • So if you're looking for what is the timeless wardrobe that you own?

  • I'm talking the most basic standard pieces that you know you're gonna be wearing three years from now.

  • That's gonna be in a signature color palette.

  • And in design, what we try to do is stick to a color palette that's really less than five colors.

  • Anything that's more than that can be a little bit overwhelming and kind of disorganized or unintentional.

  • So the way that I suggest to do this in your own wardrobe is to take everything out of your closet out of your drawers and put them into piles of colors.

  • So put all of the white colors together, put all of the blue colors together, et cetera, and take notice of the patterns in your own wardrobe.

  • So what I like to do here is if you really do like to wear one particular color that's vibrant, that maybe tone down the rest of the colors so that that color can be sort of the diva.

  • And what happens here is you're going to be able to pull things out of your closet in the morning and they're gonna match.

  • They're gonna go together.

  • They're gonna be cohesive.

  • And that will get you so much further along in your day to day practice of having a personal style.

  • And it still will exemplify you so you will have this beautiful style that represents you.

  • It doesn't have to be neutral like I prefer, and I can show you guys more about why I prefer neutrals in a different video.

  • That's like a little bit older.

  • Honestly, that's really how you're going to approach this.

  • The best way is to have an informed color scheme, and if you find that you also like some other vibrant colors, of course this is allowed.

  • But maybe mute them a bit and let that bold color be what you love.

  • So if you like red, then maybe the colors that you're going to put around red are more in the brown tones so that that can really be pushed forward.

  • But for example, my colors are black, white, brown, beige, and I do like to add a little bit of denim, too.

  • So I really try to stay to neutrals as far as that's concerned.

  • But that's my signature collection, right?

  • So let's say I'm really feeling it's spring time, not right now, but in the past it's been springtime, and I wanted to add a little bit of pink to that.

  • Then that's not going to really touch any of my basics that I need for my wardrobe.

  • That's gonna be more like a sweater or maybe an accessory.

  • And that's how I can add and swap out colors without completely destroying my basic signature collection.

  • And while you have all of your clothes into these different piles, I would definitely make sure of thinking through Why is that?

  • You have so many of some colors and so few of others.

  • It might be because you have some sort of like work or school dress code that you have to have those colors for, and you definitely need to respect that.

  • But don't include any sort of work uniform here.

  • So if you work for the U.

  • S.

  • P s, you shouldn't be putting your uniform for that in this pile.

  • It'll my next tip is to match your clothes to your body style.

  • A lot of times, people think that if I buy something off the rack, it should fit me properly.

  • And then you can be really discouraged when it doesn't.

  • When those clothes in the first place weren't designed for someone of your body style for me as a beti, I'm always tailoring things up about three inches on my my arms and then especially my legs and my goodness.

  • So what I try to do here is think about what my body is shaped like, and then make my clothes work for me, the clothes are just an accessory to what you actually look like in your beautiful body style.

  • Everybody's unique.

  • Everybody's different for me.

  • I'm more of this pear shape.

  • So what I want to do is emphasize more of the proportions on top through things like puffed sleeves and then lengthening my legs through things that are not so much bulky and then things that are more high waisted.

  • So consider what your own personal body style is.

  • A lot of people refer to these in different fruit shapes like apple pear, you know, Then you've got, like, hourglass.

  • Figure out what type of body style that you personally have, and then think about how your clothes are going to adapt and make you feel the very best that you can.

  • And again, I would just definitely go to the tailor.

  • I know that that can be kind of scary.

  • At first, it definitely was for me.

  • I was scared to go.

  • I didn't really know what to expect.

  • I was scared of having my clothes ruined, but he's made all the difference in the world because now my personal style, by extension, my wardrobe, everything is tailor made to be for me.

  • They're not just clothes off of Iraq.

  • Next to think about the types of activities that year often doing so let's say that you're going to work less that you're going to school.

  • Maybe you are keeping kids.

  • Maybe you have kids of your own.

  • Maybe you like to go out on date nights and like to hang out at night.

  • So think about those types of activities.

  • And don't give away the clothes that you absolutely need for those activities until they're replaced with something that you absolutely love Texas to find your comfort level.

  • So for me, I like to be a little bit extra.

  • I like to be more on the overdressed side of things.

  • So I felt rather awesome this past week when I went to the doctor's office and they asked me if I was there for an interview and I was really just because that was my my style.

  • I like to be a little bit overdressed, and she find where your comfort level is.

  • I know that that's not for everybody.

  • You might feel so much more comfortable and in your zone.

  • If you're wearing more graphic tees and a certain type of sneaker.

  • I think that that really relates to the type of lifestyle and job that you want.

  • It might be something that's more in a casual environment versus a more formal environment.

  • So dressing for the job that you want is so riel.

  • And it has so much to do with personal style, because when you go in for that handshake, you're already telling them so much more about yourself with what you're wearing than before anything comes out of your mouth and finally just research and evaluate why you're drawn toward certain styles.

  • It's totally appropriate to like a few different styles as well.

  • I absolutely love seventies style.

  • I love anything that's a little bit more hippie, and I love all the different music genres from the fifties to the seventies.

  • I just eat that stuff up, and it's a reflection out of my own wardrobe.

  • So there's little elements of that with things like, My high waisted pants might be a little bit more wide leg and I could definitely go down that rabbit hole.

  • But instead I actually prefer for me to wear things that are more feminine and so I kind of have this marriage between the two, and I think that's perfectly fine.

  • If you like more than one style, so fine places where you can have inspiration sent to you all the time.

  • Whether that's through instagram or Pinterest, obviously, with the algorithms, it's so easy to do this.

  • This was definitely my go to tip back a couple years ago when I did this video, but also there's plenty of other ways to find your style through different inspirations.

  • It could be through art through music.

  • I know some people actually look for their color schemes through different pieces of art, where they can pull different Pantone colors from it and then make their wardrobe match there.

  • What what inspires them through art?

  • There's different ways to do this and just find what exemplifies you the best.

  • It makes you feel the most confident and comfortable in your own skin and in your own clothes, and it will feel like you have this, like Superman cape on where you're able to just tackle anything that you have to do for that day.

  • And with that, I will just leave you guys with one more thought that this doesn't happen overnight.

  • I worked on this for over two years and I'm still perfecting my personal style, still finding it.

  • And it changes as you age.

  • And as trends change, too.

  • So enjoy it and just make something that really makes your life work better for you.

  • Make your closet work better for you.

  • And hopefully this gives you so much inspiration and have fun doing it at the end of the day.

  • I'll see you guys next time.

  • Big sense.

Hi guys.

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