There is a well-known saying you’ve probably heard a thousand times before – trends come and go, but style is forever. The reason why this sentence will forever remain etched in our minds is simply because it is true; it is a mantra that will always speak to, one that is simple but profoundly accurate.
Although there was a period in fashion when uniformity was abundantly present, today it is frowned upon, and it is about time. Now we live in an era where the outrageously bold, unique fashion persona has finally gained its place in the spotlight, while we lift our noses at the homogeneity of a uniform that hasn’t been executed personally. Now, sticking to your selected style path can be challenging at times, but you can manage to keep your style persona intact, even when you give in to certain trends, and the formula is easier than meets the eye.
Choose a path
As we grow older, if we play our cards right, our style will evolve, not regress. In order to find your path, you need to do some actual soul-searching and first figure out who you are. There are several steps to be taken, fashion miles to be walked until you arrive at your final fashion stop. First of all, you need to know who you are.
If you are, for instance, highly sophisticated, sleek, and orderly – well, then minimalism is a clear choice, and in that case, you will turn to such brands as Third Form Clothing, which are all about that minimal expression, neutral tones and sharp and slightly artistic cuts. If, on the other hand, you live for bold colors, experimenting and mixing, then, my dear, you are born to turn heads with your statement outfits, in which case you will be more inclined towards brands like Where Mountains Meet, Sunad, and others who are fierce advocates of prints and colors. You need to go where your gut takes you, it is never wrong.
The second factor that plays a major role in establishing your style is your body type. There are certain items that look great on the rack, but when put on, they simply don’t do your body justice. Never go for something that doesn’t suit you, no matter how great it looks on paper.
The third factor is definitely a paramount one – the feeling. Some people feel comfortable and confident in dresses and high heels, others in body-hugging dresses, while certain people find that they feel like themselves in relaxed and loose outfits. You need to feel the fabric, let it speak to you and make you feel good when it touches your body. If the clothes are wearing you, and not the other way around, it is a clear sign that you are not where you’re supposed to be, and that you should keep looking.
Certain things come naturally
Sure, neck scarves have recently made a comeback, but perhaps it was just you who loved them even during their underdog years. Pearls are forever, but sometimes they take a fashion nap; however, if you love them, don’t let their current flail discourage you from wearing them.
The point is, if there is something quirky, a necklace, peculiarly shaped purses, scarves, strangely adorable shoes that have always be your passion, always wear them, regardless of where they currently stand on the trend ladder. These are the little things that distinguish you from everyone else, so never abandon them. You might just be that one unique fashion force that will be responsible for the comeback of a certain style.
Have no fear
Once you have a very clear and solidly built sense of style, you will never run the risk of losing your way if you give in to certain trends. What that means is, if you see something in a fashion magazine, a blog or a store window that you really like, don’t be afraid of purchasing it simply because you see millions of others wearing the same garment, shoes, or bag.
Be confident in your ability to incorporate a trendy piece into your already existing wardrobe and that you will be able to rock and pull it off in a way that nobody else is doing. You will never look like you bought an outfit straight off a mannequin if you incorporate one trendy piece at a time – it will only serve to bring a breath of fresh air to your style without compromising it or posing a threat of ruining it.
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly in fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: LA Fashion, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, How to Simplify and Carousel.