As a Hair stylist in the beauty industry for over 20 years, I have seen a lot of trends come and go from hairstyles to fashion. We try to keep up with the latest trends but that can sometimes be a headache, but what I realized, is that when we try to find our signature style, it does not have to be so drastic all at once. So what is a Sigature style? A signature style is a look of your own personal style, it’s about the ability to feel confident and beautiful. Having a signature look signifies a considerable amount of self-knowledge: you know what you like, who you are and what suits you. This confidence or rather, authenticity, enhances what you are trying to express through your look and makes it all the more powerful. whether you want to refine your own personal style because you love fashion as a creative outlet or are just trying to build a more functional wardrobe.
1) Look for inspiration-Jot down a few of your favorite style icons and do a bit of research via Pinterest, Google, or Instagram to gather inspiration from their looks. Pulling different types of inspiration from several sources is a great way to figure out what you like and dislike.
2) Clean Out- Take a good look at your closet and the pieces you already own. Get rid what you haven’t worn in the last year, so you can start fresh. Then begin to rebuild and refine your wardrobe with a style that truly reflects where you are in your life and career.
3)Take your lifestyle into Consideration- The perfect wardrobe should not only represent your vision and creativity, but also your lifestyle. Consider the look you want to present to the world. You want your style to reflect your personality, but it also has to make sense in your field of work, your overall lifestyle, or the city you live in and aligned with your long-term goals. Are you trying to make it in a particular industry? beauty, fashion, Etc...
4) Accessorize- Accessories are, without a doubt, the easiest way to pull any look regardless of the look you want to achieve. You can pair up jeans and a t-shirt with a bold necklace or hat. A cool ear cuff or stackable rings can give you an instant edge, pearls can make you look polished and lady-like in an instant. Also you can opt for edgy ankle booties instead of your normal black pumps, or pull out a bright clutch to add more personality.
5)Hairstyle- Choose your signature hairstyle that works with your hair type and face.The right cut will expertly frame and balance it while showcasing your best features for a flattering and complementary appearance So, instead of opting for the latest trend, try selecting a style that suits your face shape instead.
6) Be Authentic- The most important thing when creating your style is to be true to yourself. Don’t focus on size or designer labels (this will only hinder your creativity!). Experiment with different colors, patterns, textures, accessories, and shoes. In the end it all boils down to feeling good in your own skin—your style should reflect you, your individuality, and personality. Own your style, and embrace fashion as a way to express who you are and who you want to be.