Last week my friend Nikki messaged me, asking if I was interested in going shopping. She’s very excited about re-evaluating her personal dress style, and brought up my own clothing style. I thought it was kind of funny because in general I’d say I have no clothing style unless you count jeans everyday, and a wardrobe that is almost entirely old navy/mega store, cheap stuff. I always tell myself that someday I will go out and follow one of those “10 essential items that everyone should have in their closet” lists, such as the Tim Gunn list here. Nikki’s comment got me thinking though. I figured that even though I buy a lot of inexpensive items, a style still emerges because of what kind of things I’m drawn to.
This, combined with influence from Bri’s Inspiration Boards, I put together this personal style palette of colors, pattern, materials that I am drawn to most while shopping. If you look in my closet you will find the majority of my items fall in these colors. I’m not one for patterns, other than stripes, preferably, but not limited to black and white.
I thought a template like this might help other people who are struggling with recognizing and actualizing what their own personal style should be. By picking out favorite patterns, materials and colors before going shopping, one might end up with fewer “what was I thinking?” clothing items hanging in the closet, and a more cohesive style overall. I’m not one to follow trends or designers, but if those things interested you, you could definitely devote boxes to those things as well.