I believe that anyone can achieve great style. When you have style, you have confidence. It doesn’t mean that you have to have the most expensive or trendy clothes. Style is defined as expressing yourself through what you wear. We all can express ourselves through our clothes. Everyone has their own personal style even if you don’t think you do. Knowing how to work with your own personal style is another thing that sometimes takes time to find.
My journey of finding my personal style
This is me when I was about 4 or 5-years-old. I remember loving that it was purple and it had a big pocket that I would put candy in. I always loved to wear jewlery and hair clips too.
As I got older I became less creative with my outfits. Middle school and early high school were hard years for me to figure out what I actually liked because I was so influenced by my peers. I only wanted to wear name brand clothes because that was what was cool. It wasn’t until later in high school that I started to wear clothes that I actually liked and stopped trying to fit in so much. During my later high school years, I remember loving my platform sandals, my jean skirts, and my polyester low cut tops. In high school, I was really unfamiliar with any designer brands.
|These are some of my college fashion choices that I regret. 🤣
After college shopping was pretty much nonexistent in my life. I had graduated with a lot of student loan debt in the middle of a recession with a job that paid $10 per hour. I was forced to make do with the clothes I wore in college. Luckily, I had a work uniform and I’d spend a little money here and there to make some purchase to update what I had in my wardrobe. It wasn’t until after we paid off my student loans that my wardrobe started to rebuild its self. I still didn’t shop much, but I started getting inspiration from other blogs I started to read through Pinterest. I started thrift shopping occasionally and got creative with my affordable wardrobe. Before I knew it I started this blog Thrifty Wife Happy Life and my sense of style has been improving ever since. I can honestly say that I feel the most confidence in my personal style right now in my 30’s than I ever did in my 20’s and teen years.
Finding inspiration for your personal style
Tips for finding your own personal style
Tip 1: Work with your body
Tip 2: Build a versatile wardrobe
Tip 3: Don’t buy things just to buy them
Tip 4: Find out what colors look best on you
Tip 5: Be true to you
Have you found your personal style yet?