Today's video is all about how you can find your personal style. These simple steps are the ones I used to lock down my own unique style and I hope they'll help you do the same. I've outlined a brief overview of these tips below but as always, you can read more on my blog AudreyALaMode.com. Thanks so much for watching xx Audrey
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STEP 1: GET INSPIRED
When trying to determine your personal style, inspiration is key. Whether that inspiration comes from Pinterest, blogs, magazines, YouTube, relatives or coworkers, it is essential to take in as much as possible and always be on the lookout for standout style. While saving images that you're drawn to, try to take notice of what you like about each item and how they're styled - style is more about HOW you wear something and less about WHAT you're wearing.
STEP 2: REDUCE THE CLUTTER
Once you have tons of inspiration and an idea of the types of looks you want to start wearing, it's time to reduce the clutter. With your inspiration images in mind, evaluate the items in your closet and remove anything that doesn't fit this new direction.
STEP 3: PLAN YOUR LOOKS + WEAR THEM
Now that you've streamlined your wardrobe, you can start to plan outfits that align with your inspiration images. Once you have a few outfits, wear them! Wear these outfits in your every day life and as you do your normal activities - go to work, clean the house, hit the grocery store, go out to dinner etc. Do this for a few weeks to get a real feel for how these looks work in your everyday life. This process will help you determine if you're possible personal style is only aspirational or something that you can incorporate into your real life.
STEP 4: HONESTLY RE-EVALUATE
After you've worn these looks for a few weeks, you should honestly re-evaluate them. With a clear focus, be as honest as you can about whether or not your life allows for the looks you've set aside or if they need to be tweaked slightly. This step is essential in honing in on a personal style that can be fully implemented into your life and feel like a true extension of you and your personality. True personal style should feel 100% comfortable and lend itself beautifully to your real life.
STEP 5: PERSONALIZE IT
By this point you should have a clear understanding of the looks and styling tweaks that work for you and your individual life. Now comes the fun part - you can personalize the whole thing! In order to do this, take the outfits and styling tweaks that you've honed in on throughout this process and put your own spin on them. For me, this equates to statement jewelry, silk scarves, structured, classic bags and more so I typically incorporate at least one of these in each of my looks because they just don't feel like me without them.
STEP 6: PICK A UNIFORM
Now that you have an arsenal of looks and personalized styling tweaks that feel like you and work with your life, you can set aside a few "uniforms." These outfits complete with accessories, hairstyle and makeup will ensure that you always have something to wear that feels like you when you're either running late or can't be bothered to put together a unique look. I'm working on a video all about a few of my own personal uniforms that I hope to share soon.
STEP 7: RE-EVALUATE + HAVE FUN
If you've made it this far you've likely honed in on your personal style! Now, all that's left is to constantly re-evaluate and fun with the whole thing. Our lives are constantly changing so don't feel like you need to lock in a personal style that can never change. Instead, take your wardrobe in whatever direction your life goes and always remember to have fun.
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Hi there and thank you so much for stopping by! I'm Audrey, a 30 year-old Charleston based minimalist, antique collector and stripe lover. Through my videos and site (AudreyALaMode.com), I share my love of simplicity and my journey toward doing more with less.
From tips on how to build a classic, minimal, year-round wardrobe, to home decor and DIY's from my very own home in Charleston, my hope is that each post and video I upload will inspire you to live life to the fullest - and in style.
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