At BYEM we adore personal style, not only because it’s an excellent way to showcase your style and attitude but also because following your personal style is probably one of the most sustainable style choices out there.
Understanding your Personal StyleUnderstanding your personal style and being able to curate it, simply means that you know and understand what pieces, shapes and colours that you love to wear and cherish for a long time. It’s not about what fits you according to general style rules, what colours or shapes you should be wearing but rather full heartedly embracing what you love and treasure in your sense of style and on your body. It’s when your clothes feel like a second skin. It’s also the ability to curate a wardrobe that you will feel comfortable and stylish in for long, which is why each and everyone’s personal style looks is different. It’s adapted to your way of living. On the street, it’s usually easy for the eye to spot someone sporting their personal style. It’s almost as if personal style acts as a natural extension of who we are and not something that can be easily influenced by trends or others.
“It’s not about what fits you according to general style rules, what colours or shapes you should be wearing but rather full heartedly embracing what you love and treasure in your sense of style and on your body. It’s when your clothes feel like a second skin”
Following your personal style is neither boring nor fashion backwards, it’s taking the time to appreciate what fashion and style means to you so that you can curate your closet consciously for the rest of your life. It makes it easier to avoid trends that you’ll forget about two months later and instead treasure the pieces you do curate for seasons to come.
Defining Your Personal Style
To help you curate your personal style, start by defining what you like and dislike in fashion and style. Try to identify and pinpoint the pieces and outfits you keep reaching for when opening your closet doors and search for what connects them. Is it patterns, simplicity, black and white or colourful maximalism? For instance, personally I don’t like skirts that sit on my hips, it just doesn’t feel like me despite this style looking gorgeous on others. On the other hand, I love anything with classic shapes and feminine figures so that’s something you’ll always find in my closet. In identifying your likes and dislike, focus on your personal taste with no official style rules, this knowledge makes it easier to understand what shapes, fits and colours define your personal style. That’s also part of the beauty of personal style, there’s no right or wrong.
“... focus on your personal taste with no official style rules, this knowledge makes it easier to understand what shapes, fits and colours define your personal style”
Having the understanding of what garments you love to wear, it’s time for the inspiration stage. See what means others use to express their personal style and take note of what you can sense fits yours as well, just don’t forget to separate inspiration from copy-pasting someone else's personal style. Once you have your inspiration gathered and a clear idea of what shapes, textures and colours you adore you can now curate a closet where each piece feel like an amazing option and is easy to match. Now when you’re looking for a new special piece for your closet, you’ll have amazing guidelines to guide your purchase and the willingness to search for the perfect second-hand option or take that extra time to search up the perfect ethical and sustainable brand when in need of something new. Because you know what you’re looking for is something you’ll treasure for a long time.
In the end, knowing your personal style is a simple as having to spend less time choosing what to wear in the morning, as you have a clear idea of what you love to wear. Not only for the first ten minutes but for the full day ✨How do you relate to personal style and do you also see it as the most sustainable style choice?