Staple Style: How To Define Yours

Fashion is always fun to play around with. If you know me, you know I love playing around with colors, textures and patterns when it comes to my style. But, I also enjoy having classic pieces in my closet as well. Whether you see yourself as a rock princess or a boho beauty, we all have our own sense of style that we can express with fashion. But, if you don’t have a clear sense of style, you may start to feel as if you have no idea what your true style really is. You may be okay with wearing whatever item of clothing is clean and fits the weather that day, but if you’d like to work on defining your style a little more, here’s how to do it.

Get It All Out

To get started, you’re going to want to look at everything you have. So, it’s time to take all of your clothing out of your closet, drawers, and storage and make some conclusions. You need to be able to look at the things you wear the most, the things you love the most and the things you’d love to wear more but never seem to. With everything out in front of you, you can start with one of two jobs. First, you can start to work out exactly what your own sense of style looks like. Are you cool girl chic, or tailored classic, or something completely different?

Purge Away

With everything out in front of you, you can also start another job – a wardrobe cleanse. Cleansing your closet is one of those jobs that we always get scared of starting, but feel amazing for after it’s all done. So, now’s the time to do it. If you never wear it, you probably never will. If you haven’t worn it in the last six month (and it’s not a seasonal item), will you wear it ever again? Be brutal here. If you really want to define your style, you need to work with a streamlined selection.

Flat Lay Away

Next, you need to flat lay. With the items you have left, you’re going to want to put together outfits. At some point, you may want to try them on, but for now, laying them out in front of you is quicker. My friends think I have a lot of clothes. I don’t. As I defined my style, I became really good at mixing and matching, and only buying what I absolutely love. Match up the things you already wear together and try out things that you like the look of too. From knit tops to comfortable crop pants and sweet blouses and statement skirts, do what you can to create and understand your own natural uniform.

Fill In The Gaps

As you have fun with flat lays, you’ll start to work out what outfits you’ve got available. By doing this, you’re automatically creating a capsule wardrobe that defines your personal style. Each item should work with a range of different pieces, and be something you adore to wear and that is quite versatile. But, as you come to the end of mixing and matching, you might realize that there are a few items that you need to create a complete capsule. Whether you need a belt or a bag, shirt or pants, pop a few things on a shopping list that you can get, regardless of your budget or timeframe. That way, you’ll have a well-defined staple wardrobe that you get a lot of use out of.