“I’m Not Beautiful Like You, I’m Beautiful Like Me!”: The Style Queenie Shows You Easy Ways to Break Out of Your Fashion Comfort Zone and Develop Your Style
You may need help to create your style. The Style Queenie, Michelle Barber, wants to point you in the right direction to help you develop your style.
By Eric Openshaw on February 28, 2019
There’s nothing wrong with having a little trouble finding your own personal style. If you aren’t instantly drawn to style and clothing, you may need a little help and a little guidance to create a style that suits you. The Style Queenie, Michelle Barber, wants to point you in the right direction to help you develop your style.
Finding your unique style can sometimes seem a little daunting. How do you know where to start? What is “in” and what isn’t? Where are the best places to shop? Even if you aren’t known for your fashion-forward thinking, it’s still easy to recognize patterns in what you wear and how you present yourself.
The good news is that many other people have already had to learn how to find their personal style. So why not learn from them? Michelle has done a little research and compiled a list about how you can develop your style easily and quickly!
1. Find Some Inspiration to Develop Your Style
Someone out there is wearing things that you like. You may just not know about them yet. Try starting by following a few bloggers, find Pinterest boards, and read the latest fashion magazines. You can even do a simple web search to get inspiration. It could also be that some celebrities, friends, or colleagues have similar tastes as you. Check in with them regularly and see what they’ve been wearing on their social media. A great way to compile a complete look is to create a board on Pinterest and pin some things that you think look good. See if you can create a whole look that you can shop for online.
2. Save Some Money, But Don’t Be Afraid to Invest in the Long Term
Shopping for bargains & sales can feel like you are saving money. When you’re looking for fashion trends try shopping at stores like Nordstrom Rack or TJ Maxx. Don’t be afraid to spend a little more money on necessities or things that she knows are timeless and will last for a while. Quality is key here. If you see something made well, it’s much less likely to wear out as quickly. But ask yourself if it’s something you will use for a long time, or if it’s just a current trend BEFORE you buy it.
3. Clean Your Closet
Every couple of months try cleaning out some things from your closet that you haven’t worn for a while. That way you can make room for some new styles that fit your life and business. If you haven’t worn it in at least a year, then chances are you aren’t going to. From there you can make the decision to donate, sell, or throw those items away.
4. Confidence is Key
No matter what you’re wearing, if you are confident, people are going to recognize that. Have you ever had your confidence shattered in the dressing room when you try on something that is your size and you realize it doesn’t fit? You have an expectation of what you think you look like. But Michelle says beauty and confidence come from knowing you’re actually valuable. Not from your dress size!
5. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
Finally, it’s not instinctual for everyone to know what is the best style for them, so why not ask someone who you know will be honest? These can come from youtube, people around you, and other social media. Don’t be afraid to start a conversation if you don’t know the next steps to take. And don’t be afraid to take a little bit of feedback. It may be scary at first, but the sky is the limit if you want to develop your style.