Creating a personal professional style can be a long and stressful journey. From body shapes, to colors to accessories so I would like to give you a few ideas and tips on how to begin this journey and hopefully continuously grow it.
FIND YOUR INSPIRATION
The avenues accessible to you for inspiration are numerous. I will handle three:
Google is your friend! Research as far and as wide as possible on various outfit pictorials. Some such as the ones below will give you head to toe ideas on an outfit. If you love it then you can work on piecing it together.
The blogging industry is the fastest growing arm of the fashion industry with various ladies representing various body shapes
and personalities. You may choose to follow one and get ideas from them or as many as possible and gather ideas from across the board. One of my utmost favourite Kenyan born fashion bloggers is: ’fromcurveswithlove.com’ style Blogger Anita Mogere (below) who will also give you great Make-Up tips!
2. TV SHOWS | MOVIES
Do not just watch TV purely for your entertainment! It can be one huge source of fashion advice from major Stylists whom you not otherwise have the chance to interact with. An example is, Lyn Paolo who handles Olivia Pope (below) on the popular show, Scandal.
I also keep an eye on other characters on the show. From other shows I love; Marisol and Mrs. Powell in Devious Maids, Mary Jane Paul on Being Mary Jane, Mrs. Solis from the classic show Desperate Housewives. If you love the vintage then watch out for Mad Men.
3. MAGAZINES | NEWSPAPERS
Various magazines and newspapers whether weekly or monthly contain style segments. You can then proceed to cut out pictures of pieces you like and more often than not they also contain information on where you can purchase them.
You can start a style inspiration board in your room that will help you stand back and view just what kind of pieces reach out to you. These very simply equal your personal style!
Personal style is not something carved in stone, it is not rigid. Your style may evolve as often or as minimally as possible. No matter the case, the most important thing is to wear what you choose with utmost confidence and always feel good in your own skin.
All the best on your style journey and if you need more help please reach us on the contacts below.