One of the best things about fashion is when your style evolves. You’ll look back and be embarrassed by that hoodie you wore in the seventh grade with Hollister written in bold letters across the front. You had to face the embarrassment in order to develop a sense of style that you’re proud of. How you evolve and what direction you evolve in really depends on the person, it’s different for everyone. These are some tips of do’s and don’ts when it comes to your personal style.
Do: Experiment with different colors.
Don’t be boring, liven up your wardrobe with colors that you personally take a liking to. Don’t be afraid to try a variety of different colors. It’ll be nice to changing things up a bit.
Do: Take a lot of pictures
You want to remember the good and bad wardrobe outfit choices that you have. It’s important to document this as often as you possibly can.
Don’t: Brag to others about your clothes
The bragging often happens when you’re younger. I used to be like that in middle school. The big reason to keep in mind why this is a bad idea is because your clothes really isn’t as great as you think. You’ll realize that years later when you find the clothes and you wonder why anyone let you wear that terrible outfit. It’s best to just steer clear of the bragging thing altogether.
Don’t: Buy something just because it’s trendy
Trends change, don’t buy something that doesn’t match your style just because it’s what everyone else has. Sticking to your own style and wearing what you prefer instead of the latest trends helps with your self confidence.
Here are a few examples of how your personal style might evolve.
Take for example, the above hoodie from Aeropostale is cute and probably really warm. As an 18 year old, I’d no longer wear it because it looks like it’s meant for younger ages than my age.
In high school, I wore more things like this jacket from Delia’s. Delia’s is directed for teens but more older ages instead of middle school. Delia’s was the transition between Aeropostale and more mature stores.
Now this dress from Urban Outfitters is up to my speed. This now is comparable to my own personal style. My style has evolved from just wearing whatever everyone else was wearing to more classy fashion that works for me.