Fashion Guide: How to define your style in 8 steps

If you're hoping to stand out from the crowd, defining your own style is the best way to go about it. Sticking to old trends or blindly following new ones won't help you rock your unique style. As you know, the clothes that you wear are an amazing way to express yourself, and you can boldly carry your unapologetic style. So, here are eight steps that will help you get on the right track as you define your style this season. 

Step 1: Don't be a people pleaser 

Trying to please everyone won't get you very far when it comes to fashion. While it's important to listen to your friend's opinion, the final decision is yours and yours alone. You should never be forced into buying something that you don't like. 

Step 2: Look for inspiration 

The more time you spend looking for inspiration, the more inspiration you will find. From your Instagram feed to Pinterest boards, there are lots of online sources of inspiration for your wardrobe, so make sure you tailor your online searches accordingly. 

Pintrest Inspiration

Step 3: Stay consistent 

Opting for a totally different look from day to day won't help you craft a unique style. Of course, different occasions call for different style choices, but you need to stay consistent with your choices from day to day if you're going to rock your own style. 

Step 4: Complement your assets 

Choosing your clothes based on your body is an important part of defining your own style. Trying too hard to go for a shape or size that doesn't fit isn't something you should aspire to, and choosing something that complements your body shape is a big step in the right direction. Whatever style you’re looking for, we have the right clothes for you. Just shop plus size and petite here.

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Step 5: Keep up with the latest fashion trends 

Trends come and go, but defining your style is all about you and your choices. As such, it's important to keep your eyes peeled for the latest waves of fashion. You can stay fashion literate by checking our New In section, while you should also be sure to follow fashion influencers on social media.

Step 6: Refresh your closet 

It's difficult to upgrade your style if you don't reset your wardrobe. Whether you shake things up in a day or do it gradually, we suggest working through your closet to ensure that it's up to date with your fashion choices. This will help you stay consistent with your chosen style in the long run. 

Step 7: Stock up on the essentials 

Regardless of your chosen style, the essentials should always be the same. The foundation of your wardrobe will consist of tees, neutral jumpers, and simple jeans, all of which can be the ideal canvas for your new style. These basic options are also great for mixing and matching. 

Ruffle Trim Knitted Jumper in White
Broderie Trim Knitted Jumper in Black

Step 8: Don't be afraid to make mistakes 

Making mistakes is perfectly fine when you're working on your style. Experimenting with new looks will undoubtedly lead you to outfits that you might not get right straight away, but it's all part of the process. Being afraid to make mistakes will keep you in your shell and prevent you from achieving the style of your dreams.

It's now time to define your style. Browse through our complete collections to find the ideal outfit to kick-start this season the right way.