As the fashion icon, Iris Apfel once noted, “Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.”
Style is an invaluable tool for expressing identity and powerfully breaking out of your comfort zone each day, which is one of the most common practices of successful women.
There’s no right or wrong answer to personal style. Your style reflects your characteristic individuality—and how you wish to share it with the world. Consider these guidelines to learn how to express yourself through your own personal style.
Wear Your Heart, Interests, and Values
If you already know what you’re about, you can easily learn to express yourself through personal style. Clothes are powerful messaging platforms. T-shirts, in particular, have grown increasingly popular due to their bold prints, varied patterns, and graphic designs. You can find a wide array of shirts online or in-store with logos from favorite bands, films, etc., or tees with text and graphics that authentically speak your beliefs.
Besides visibly showcasing your interests or wearing your heart on your sleeve, your personal style allows you to wrap yourself in your values. To illustrate, you can select garments or accessories that are kinder to the environment or wear signature brands you admire with a clean conscience.
Don’t Be Afraid of Experimenting
If you find that you’re repeatedly presenting yourself in the same manner, you may not have broadened your style horizons lately. Fortunately, your hair, body art, wardrobe, and accessories allow you to break the cycle of daily mundane life and explore a different side. Only through exploration—with an open mind and positive attitude—can you discover what authentically represents yourself.
For this reason, dress for yourself, regardless of age or expectations. Wear whatever leaves you feeling good and comfortable. Experiment freely with varying colors, style selections, and outfit combinations. Even your choice of a handbag speaks to your personality and shows off your uniqueness.
Believe in the Power of Color Psychology
Have you noticed how assorted colors create positive space or affect the overall mood of your home? Consider this principle in your style. The colors you wear from head to toe influence the energy you give off. Ergo, be as bold or subtle as you desire, and don’t limit your color choices. Every woman has their favorite shades or hues that can reenergize a dull or dreary day.
Color psychology reflects the emotions and qualities tied to each specific shade. While neutrals such as black, gray, and white offer sophistication and balance, introduce pops of colors to your style to add youthful energy, inspiration, artistry, passion, ambition, charm, and tranquility.
We want to hear from you! How do you currently—or plan to—express yourself through personal style choices?