Personal fashion style can be difficult to get right. It’s a minefield of learning what’s in fashion and doing your best to make it your own! As soon as you think you’ve got your wardrobe sorted, the fashion world has moved on. You could solve the problem by choosing to stand out from the crowd. Even that comes with its challenges, though. While we all dream of having a personal fashion style unlike anybody else’s, it’s hard to achieve the goal. Where do you start? A truly unique style requires a lot of creativity and forward thinking. If you want to make a leap away from the styles all around, good for you! But, how do you go about it? We’ve got some tips that should help.

How to Achieve Your Own Personal Fashion Style

Take Inspiration from Trendsetters

How to Achieve Your Own Personal Fashion Style

Finding inspiration is hard when you’re trying to do things differently. You aren’t going to be able to achieve that unique look if you’re copying someone else. That doesn’t mean you can’t find inspiration of your own by watching the trendsetters who know how to rock a look. The trick in keeping things unique is to take inspiration from as many sources as possible. You may not want to copy anybody’s style, but taking your favorite pieces from each source could lead to a style that works! So, where do you need to look? The more places you get your inspiration from, the more ideas you’ll have. Take note of what styles are on the catwalk each season. Keep track of the fashions each designer is releasing. Take note, too, of what’s available in the shops. And of course, taking notice of your friend’s fashion choices can be useful, too!

Shop Boutique Shops

Shop Boutique Shops

Those high street stores might not serve your new tastes. That’s okay. It just means you’ll need to find new shops to get your clothes from. Visit stores that stock alternative clothing. Every town has its oddball shops. Think too about buying second hand, possibly vintage. Second-hand stores are fantastic for finding gems that no one else has. When you shop in the high-end shops, there’s the risk that everyone else will have the same stuff! Shopping second hand eliminates that risk. Bear in mind that this will be a different shopping experience from what you’re used to. You’re going to have to get into the habit of rummaging to find things worth buying! You may need to use your vision when searching. It’s also important to try things on. Something that doesn’t look amazing on the hanger could look great on you! 

Make Your Own

Make Your Own Fashion

If you’re handy with a sewing machine, why not make clothes? There’s no better way to achieve a look unlike anyone else. If you can’t sew, but have always wanted to, this could be the perfect time to learn! Even if you don’t feel confident making clothes yet, there are other options open to you. You could always jazz up the clothes you already have. Adding different materials can look fantastic. Why not turn that old dress into a brand new top? Get creative when deciding what to do with the clothes you’re not inspired by. You could give your wardrobe a new lease of life without spending any money at all. Go ahead and give it a go!


Fashion Accessories

Getting to grips with alternative fashion is one thing. Accessories can take your new look to a whole other level. During the colder months, the right hat and scarf can be the perfect finish to any outfit. And of course, don’t forget about jewelry. The right jewelry can add a much-needed touch of bling to any look. It can make an outfit pop! Look at brands like Frost NYC, and get into the accessory world! Think, too, about which bag you wear with each outfit. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t think much about the bag they choose each day, make a change! Getting your bag right could make a huge difference to your image. Choose bright handbags that are sure to make an impact!

Keep Up on Fashion Trends

This may seem like a strange point, considering that we’re talking about standing apart. Even so, the more you know what style is big, the more you’ll be to do something with a unique twist. Getting your unique style right requires you to know what’s hot and what’s not. Besides, you can always mix the current styles up a bit to achieve a look of your own. Using what’s already popular can be a huge help when you’re starting out on your journey. That way, you don’t have to worry so much about finding unique pieces. All you need to do is think outside the box when you consider how to wear that fashion.

Following these steps will lead you to a unique style in no time. Don’t worry if it takes you awhile to get into the swing of things. You may have to try a few different techniques before you find a style that suits. Keep going until you’re happy with your personal fashion style!

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.