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How I Found My Signature Style

Before we officially talk about getting your Fall wardrobe together (who else is excited about sweater weather?), I wanted to talk to you guys about finding your own personal style, because once you know what you feel and look the best in, there’s very little guessing that will go on in what you should or shouldn’t be spending your money on!

Keep in mind: style is ever-changing. Defining your personal style doesn’t mean you have to stick with it forever. As I’ve evolved and grown as a person, my style has also evolved. But at this moment in time, this is my signature style and what it consists of. And who knows! It might change in the next few years, and that’s the best part about the beauty of fashion.

CLOTHES

After playing around with trends, I’ve realized I feel the most confident when I’m wearing pants/trousers and always end up having the best days when I wear them.

For the longest time, I thought I was a dress person– for those of you that have been following me for a long time, you know that once upon a time I only lived in dresses and that totally was my signature style back then. But now high waisted wide leg pants make me feel strong, sophisticated and sleek. You’ll usually see me in a pair of trousers like these two to three times a week. Especially for a big meeting- wearing wide leg trousers makes me feel powerful and confident. Plus, they instantly elongate your legs!

To pair with my pants, I’ll usually go for a simple blouse or top. The one I’m wearing is an off-the-shoulder top with super chic balloon sleeves (check out a similar top here). I love finding simple blouses with subtle twists!

ACCESSORIES

As for shoes, a classic pointed white pump is a wardrobe must-have for me. If not white, I always find myself gravitating toward pointed shoes. I feel the most confident in them and I feel like the silhouette pulls a look together nicely.

When it comes to jewelry, I prefer wearing one statement piece- like my sleek choker or a pair of strong hoops. I rarely do a lot of stacking like I used to. I feel that more minimal and clean pieces work best for my style.

For my bag, I’m loving structured pieces. This one here is my latest from Carolina Santa Domingo. If I’m not carrying this one seen here, I love this smaller bag here or this bucket bag. Each has almost a masculine feel to them, which I love!

Sunglasses are really where I let myself play with trends. Currently, I’ve been loving the new cat eye. I’ve always had a thing for cat-eye glasses, but the new shape is great and I love how it has a retro feel!

HAIR

This hair style became a signature look for me totally on accident. I started doing my topknot like this after I had Chloe because I simply didn’t have the time to do anything else. I found it easiest to just throw my hair up in a bun! I love that it’s chic, (adds a few inches to my height) and goes with pretty much any look I’m wearing.

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So now comes the question, how do YOU find your signature style?  Here are my 3 tips on finding it:

1. Mood Board
Every season my team and I make a mood board of things that inspire us.
And that covers everything from trends, colors, silhouettes, and photography. We either find inspiration from magazines and post them up on the wall or even a Pinterest board! Finding inspo is a great way to hone in on what you’re loving for the season!

2. Experiment
You’ll never know if you like something until you try it, right? So experiment, make mistakes, and most importantly, 
make sure you have fun! Fashion is all about expressing yourself.

3. Ask Yourself What You Feel Confident In
Even if it’s simple, who cares! They say to do what makes you happy and if wearing something makes you happy… then wear it!

Once you find your signature style- (I learned this from the French) you don’t have to be afraid of repeating the same outfits in different variations. If you want to wear a striped shirt and black jeans 5 days in a row- no one will question it, because it’s your signature!
I feel like here in the U.S, there’s a pressure to wear something different every day thanks to the trend of social media, but I’ve gotten to a point where I don’t mind wearing the same type of outfit over and over again!

Have you guys found your signature style? Let me know in the comments below and have a great day!

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Photography by Karla Ticas

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