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Personal Style: Improve the way you present yourself to the world

Last week I gave you tips on how to incorporate authentic vintage pieces into your existing wardrobe and shared some awesome local boutiques where you can find one-of-a-kind pieces.  Now that you know where to get unique pieces, you can start to create your own individual look.  Whether you are a super fashion-conscious fashionista or you prefer function over fashion, everyone has his or her own unique style!   Finding your personal style is about knowing yourself and being confident in who you are. You do not have to be super fashion-forward to be stylish. You just have to possess a style that is all your own.  Personal style is a combination of lifestyle, taste, inspiration and aspiration! However, if you already have great personal style, these tips can help highlight your evolving sense of style!

3 Ways to Define Your Style:

#1 Accentuate your Individuality! Highlight the qualities that make you unique. When you are making fashion selections, choose pieces that YOU absolutely love!  It’s ok to draw inspiration from people and things surrounding you but don’t totally take on someone else’s vibe. Just because it looks good on them does not mean it will look good on you.  Select clothing that fits your taste and lifestyle.

#2 Dress according to your mood and personality! Your fashion selections should not be driven by what’s trendy or current but rather what fits your personality and mood.  You will wear an outfit with confidence if it complements the space you’re in.

#3 Be original! Originality is what makes you interesting and unique. You can draw inspiration from other sources but put your own spin on it. Take the look you are motivated by and make it your own!

Now…let’s get inspired by the EXTRAORDINARY!

Personal Style Inspiration:

Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose

Singer Solange Knowles

Actress/Singer Willow Smith

13-year-old Fashion Blogger Tavi Gevinson

Singer Rihanna

Style Legend Iris Apfel

“Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.” John Fairchild