Have you figured out which style personality is yours, from the four we looked at last week? Or maybe you chose one or two from the round-up I gave you a week ago?
The next step in your style evolution is to make it your own by integrating into your wardrobe. Read on, and I'll tell you how...
Style Criteria: The Signature Style Trifecta
You may remember that last month, I told you about the style trifecta, the three criteria for a signature style capsule wardrobe...
(1) It's in your signature colors.
(2) It matches your style type.
(3) It expresses your style personality.
We address all three facets of signature style here at the Life in Color blog. But today, we are focusing on the third one, and answering this question today...
Once you know your style personality, how do you create a capsule wardrobe that expresses it?
How to Use Your Wardrobe to Express Your Style Personality
I suggest that you first create or choose a small, core wardrobe of basics. If these were the only pieces in your capsule wardrobe, it might be called minimalist.
But you'll add to them to create a fuller, more expressive wardrobe.
Basics are simple, timeless, foundational pieces that can be paired with almost anything in your closet. - Real Simple
Starting with a Core Wardrobe of Basics
Normally chosen in neutral colors, basics are the tank tops, tee shirts, cardigans, pants, leggings or other pieces you wear year-round and add to seasonally, or whenever you want to create a new capsule wardrobe. Your core wardrobe (of basics) can be as small or as big as you would like, or as you need.
If you want a small one, choose at least four neutrals - maybe a top or bottom in two different colors.
Once you have that in place, you'll use your accessories and layering pieces to express your style personality. Jewelry, shoes, scarves, jackets, cardigans and other similar pieces can accent your core wardrobe and add color and style to what you already have.
Don't go buying or choosing your basics yet, though - because they need to match your style type. If they can be counted on to do so, you'll have a little more room for splurging, shall we say, on personality pieces that may be less than perfect matches for your type.
But obvs, whenever possible, we want all facets of your style to be in harmony.
Should you ignore style personality right now, if you're mostly at home?
I say no, because they are likely to be the parts of your wardrobe that make you feel most like you. But if your budget is tight, start small. Even one much-loved accessory, that you can wear often, will support your style.
What do you want to add to your core wardrobe?
See you tomorrow!
My mission is to help you discover, embrace and celebrate your own beauty and style.
Thanks for dropping by! I'll see you soon.
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