7 STEPS TO CREATING A PERSONAL STYLE

A small guide with the necessary steps to building your own personal style. Can’t wait to hear your suggestions!

1. Pick an icon
It’s mandatory to choose an icon or a source of inspiration, whether it is a contemporary celebrity or one from the past, a fashion blogger, an it girl. It makes sense to start a board on Pinterest, where you can constantly add outfits you like and see what they have in common. My icons are, guess what, Alexa Chung, Kate Moss, Kate Boswort, Sienna Miller and the amazing Jane Birkin. They have that preppy, indie, hippy, boho chic style that I admire so much and I find so hard to inject in my outfits.

2. Name the outfits
Describe the outfits you like with key words, such as boho, classy, LA laid back, you name it! They will be very help when you’re shopping or in front of your wardrobe.

3. Take pictures
Snap a pictures of those outfits that make you feel gorgeous, they will be handy for fat or blue days, to remind you you’re a star!

4. Choose a signature piece
Carrie Bradshaw had the name necklace, Jane Birkin the straw bag, Coco Chanel the striped tee and the pearls, Audrey Hepburn the ballet flats, Emmanuelle Alt the blazer. Find something that distinguishes you, an accessory or an item, and make it your own .

5. Check your multiples
Do you own a bunch of white V neck tees? Or have a stack of dark blue skinny jeans? Chances are those are the items you feel most comfortable in, and as long as they look good on you, feel authorised to wear them as much as you want!

6. Know your own body
Do you have Lupita Nyong’o’s toned and defined arms? Show them in tank tops. Or long and lean legs? Than skinny jeans will be your best friends. Or maybe you have the back worth of a swimmer? Go on and wear that backless dress you like! Know what your body shape is, and play to your strengths.

7. Think about you make up
With make up is so easy to create a signature look, it could be a cat eye or a specific shade of red for your favourite lipstick. Just wear what you like over and over, and it will be immediately associated with you and your style, making you unique.

Now on to you: do you already have a personal style or are you still working on it? What would you add to the list?

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  1. For some reason, I got very happy to see you mention Lupita Nyong’o. All this press she’s getting – from magazines to blogs really kind of fill me with joy- as sappy as it sounds. I have a question though.. What do you think are the top must-haves items to start off with when trying to develop a style?

    1. Anna, I think you should start with jeans (skinny and boyfriend), a white shirt, good quality tees, ballerina flats, a nice pair of heels, a jacket in Chanel style, a leather jacket well worn in, a little black dress, a V neck cashmere sweather, a striped tee and work your way around it with accessories and make up. At least, these are my personal must have!

  2. I love your blog guys, saw you on cnn and said you guys must be my next move to being a great fashionista. I love you so much! I’m from Nigeria. Would love to hear more from you guys, my email is [email protected] . Thank you

  3. Anna, I think you should start with jeans (skinny and boyfriend), a white shirt, good quality tees, ballerina flats, a nice pair of heels, a jacket in Chanel style, a leather jacket well worn in, a little black dress, a V neck cashmere sweather, a striped tee and work your way around it with accessories and make up. At least, these are my personal must have!

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