When it comes to style, it’s something that money simply can’t buy. Just because you go out and buy the most expensive pieces of clothing doesn’t make you a fashion icon. What does make you a fashion icon is knowing what your personal style is, drawing inspiration from different sources and using all that to create something truly inspiring and unique. While some are born with a keen eye for details, others learn it through practice. If you fall into the latter category, take a look at these five tricks for dressing like a fashion goddess.
Take some time to figure out your personal style
If you take a look at any major style icon, you’ll notice how they have something unique about their style, something that really sets them aside from all the other people – something that gives them that je ne sais quoi appeal, and yet something you can’t quite put your finger on. However, behind the nonchalant look often lie years of practice and self-discovering that lead to the formation of their unique, easily distinguishable style. Therefore, give yourself some time to figure out what your personal style is. Consider your goals, aspirations, and the general vibe you’d like your style to emulate. Also, think about the overall aesthetic you’re drawn to – whether it’s minimalist, eclectic, or vintage, it can be a great starting point for building your personal style.
Use fashion blogs and magazines to draw inspiration
Everyone draws inspiration from somewhere – even the biggest stars, celebrities, and style icons check out what someone else is wearing and then adjusts that to their personal style. Whether it’s the fashion shows, websites, magazines, or fashion blogs, they can all give you a fresh perspective on your style, and provide you with all the different ideas on how to wear certain garments. They can also show you how to rock certain trends, and you can decide whether you want to incorporate those trends or not. However, don’t limit your inspiration sources – museums, movies, and theaters can also inspire you style-wise, so be sure to look for inspiration in multiple places.
Know which pieces and colors look good on you
Part of being a fashion icon is knowing what looks good on you. When the colors complement your natural features and your clothes fit you like a glove, you immediately look polished and put-together, regardless of how much the outfit cost. Think about what your best features are and look for pieces that enhance them. Also, make sure that the garments you choose to invest in are versatile and can be worn on many occasions. For example, white tees, blue jeans, and simple black dresses are always good to have because you can combine them with virtually anything. As for the shoes, comfortable slides footwear is a must-have, especially in neutral tones such as sand and black so you can wear them with multiple outfits when it’s warm, while simple white sneakers will help you create a number of stylish, effortless combinations for cooler seasons.
Be ready to experiment from time to time
No style icon would ever become that way if they didn’t experiment with fashion choices and take time to develop their own style. Taking fashion risks is crucial for building a style that is a reflection of you, your tastes and your preferences, so be ready to get out of your comfort zone and experiment a little every now and then. Even after you’ve found your style, it’s always good to keep your options open – whether it’s trying on a new hairstyle, or wearing a hue that happens to be on-trend. Just make sure that the trend you’re wearing feels like you so you don’t have to worry about how you look.
Whatever you wear – wear it with confidence
Finally, the last trick to looking like a fashion icon is to wear everything with confidence. Because fashion is all about wearing things that showcase your individuality, you need to make sure that whatever you’re wearing feels right to you. We’ve all seen our favorite celebrities wearing outfits that would definitely raise a few eyebrows, but because they owned them, we managed to look past the questionable style choices and many of us actually came to like the outfit because of the way they wore it. Confidence is key to any amazing outfit combination, so be sure to please yourself and wear pieces that enhance your personality – that’s the only way to truly look and feel like a fashion icon.
Like a famous fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham, once said: Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. Use that armor to feel great in your skin, and whatever you wear, make sure your personality shines through.