When it comes to owning your look you have to take some things into consideration. For starters, if it doesn’t give you joy, don’t wear it. Not everyday is our best day, so sometimes we gotta use what we got to help us feel our best. And your look can be your greatest asset in this regard. When you’re looking good, you subconsciously feel just as good. Your wardrobe should definitely consist of mood uplifting colors, prints, fabrics and styles. There’s really no other way to put it than to tell you that owning your look will make you feel on top of the world.
People will stare, make it worth their while.
– Harry Winston
Wardrobe Styled By Me
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Let me let you in on a little something I do to begin the process of owning each of my looks. When I shop for clothing I’m always considering what each item will say about me and if it connects with my personality. It almost always has to fit with what I’m trying to convey about who I am. My style represents the evolution of where I am presently so it really matters what I wear on a daily.
Once I believe it matches both me and my personality, I make sure that it matches my body type and body shape. There’s nothing worse than wearing something that is unflattering and you picked it up because you thought it was cute. And let’s face the music, it’s important to wear styles for the age you want to project. We never want to get so caught up in some of those latest trends that you forget that you’re more than likely past that stage in your life. Unless you know how to make it age appropriate for you, leave the past in the past.
Next up, the colors should complement your skin, eyes and hair. Some of the colors that I look the best in and stand out are red, burgundy, orange, yellow, purple and green. Knowing this, these colors immediately catch my attention when I’m looking to build new wardrobe pieces. Wearing the right colors is a for sure way of having a harmonious look and owning it. Nothing sweeter than putting a sparkle in your day and the onlookers too.
I say, dress to please yourself. Listen to your inner muse and take a chance. Wear something that says, ‘Here I am!’ today.
I’ve gotten some of the important style 101 basics out of the way when it comes to the beginning steps of owning your look. Now let’s talk about putting the remaining pieces together with the use of accessories. Accessorizing will help elevate your look with your personal touch. Anybody can buy the same clothing as you, but personalizing it using accessories will put the finishing touches on how you’ll completely own your look.
Here are some accessories that help with owning my look:
I’m obsessed with hats and have been for about three years now. Hats have a special way of taking your look from blah to tada. I have effortlessly owned many of my looks by throwing on a hat. Onlookers can’t help but notice your look in its entirety when you wear a hat.
Probably one of the first ways I learned to make a look my own is by wearing statement jewelry. It has the ability to make a look shine. And the beauty of jewelry is that it can help you create different looks each time you wear the same outfit. I love to do this with a fun statement necklace, earrings, bracelets and rings. You don’t have to wear them all at the same time either. The idea is to switch it up based on what you’re feeling at the time.
I always heard that the shoe makes the outfit. I wholeheartedly believe this. So yes, the shoe always matters. What’s fun about using shoes to own your look is there are so many optional ways you can style in them to complete your outfit of the day. The design, color and style of the shoe will help you be creative. You can literally choose to wear heels or sneakers and still look impressive.
Scarves can bring life to your look turning a basic look to elaborate. Either you’re wrapping one around your neck or in your hair, it’s a great way to make your style your own. You can create an owning look by finding a scarf that goes great with your personality, coloring and coordinates well with your look.
Its been established for many years now that belts are not just for keeping your pants from falling off your waist anymore. There are so many effortless styling experiences that can take place in a belt. Much of it still has to do with the way you want the fabric you’re wearing to fit, but a belt can easily transform a look making it totally you. The newest way of styling in a belt and making it you is by belting a blazer. It totally would have worked in my featured look in this blazer romper.
Kimono, Duster, Blazer
No doubt about it that a kimono, duster and blazer has the ability to help create functionality. If done right, they may just help you steal the show. These pieces will help you accomplish individuality. Invest in them and throw one of them on anytime you want to change up and own your look in its entirety.
I recently discovered just how useful picking the right handbag is. This was right after seeing how much one of my handbags completely transformed my outfit. Maybe I knew it, but just didn’t want to recognize it. How well my handbag coordinated made me a true believer that your handbag can be a part of owning your look too. Going with what you’re feeling and matching your personality will set your look apart.
How you own your look is simply by doing what you feel and embracing it with confidence. It’s never about what you wear, but how you’re wearing it. Are there any other ways that you own your look? Do you believe that these are ways you can own your look? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below. Don’t just peek, but speak too. And don’t forget to share with others and subscribe.