Style may be subjective, but whether you love it or hate it, the fact remains that it cannot be ignored. Since there is no definitive answer as to what is or is not stylish, acquiring and retaining an impeccable sense of style involves several components that encompass what the truly fashionable is. Nothing is more empowering that looking and feeling confident, and exceptional fashion is a great gateway to elevating your stock across the board. The sooner one recognizes the power of style, the sooner he or she can use it to their advantage. At the end of the day, how we present ourselves speaks volumes about us without saying a word. Find your personal sense of style, curate the fashion that best represents your true self, and then capitalize on the doors that open to you once all of these parameters are met.
Great Fashion Is Magnetic
When you walk in a room looking and feeling like a million bucks, everyone notices. Have you noticed? Power is an aphrodisiac, drawing people towards you and connecting you in ways that cannot always be communicated directly. When your outward appearance speaks volumes, it is impossible for anyone not to take note and inevitably gravitate towards you. Whether it is an impressive suit or a great accessory, elevating your sartorial game is one of the most creative ways to exude confidence that shines through and through. Nothing is ever set in stone when it comes to fashion, but there are ways to achieve the perfect representation of you through your own sense of style and seize the moment.
The Key Components to Finding Personal Style
Inspiration and Cultivation
Those in pursuit of impeccable fashion typically require some form of inspiration in order to cultivate a look that is quintessentially their own. No matter what your style aesthetic may be, there is a designer out there that will complement you in the most flattering of ways. Whether minimal or avant garde is your particular taste, research and invest in those designers that represent the look you’re aiming to achieve.
Clean Out Your Closet
Going for a singular look may necessitate clearing out some of the clothes already in your closet to make room for those that will truly allow you to shine. The best way to rid your wardrobe of clothes that don’t add anything to your goals is to remove those that you’ve not worn or have seldom worn in years. Once you’ve gotten rid of what you don’t need it will be even easier to replace them with clothes that will closely reflect your style agenda.
Align Your Fashion With Your Lifestyle Goals
The perfect wardrobe ideally is expertly suited to not only your tastes, but also the lifestyle and career that you have or aspire to. A well-dressed man or woman is either upwardly mobile or well on their way, and that is the direction you should veer towards when it comes to selecting pieces that will give you a sartorial edge over everyone else on concrete jungles and boardrooms.
Accessories Are Your Friend
One of the easiest ways to elevate your style is through accessories, which can be an inexpensive way of adding an added layer of sophistication to your overall look. Cufflinks that dazzle, intricate scarves, and an amazing pearl necklace are just a few examples of great accessories that can take your look to the next level.
An Authentic Approach to Fashion
Above everything else, staying true to yourself is the most important component of impeccable fashion and may involve experimenting with different accessories, fabrics, and shoes. Ultimately, you want to look and feel confident with each stride and in each environment you encounter. Your personal style should not only be impeccable from head to toe, but should express your own individuality.
Honing and maintaining your sense of style of course takes effort, but the end result is definitely worth the investment. At the end of the day, finding and refining your style is the greatest impression you could ever make.
Triston Brewer (@Triston212) is a performance artist, journalist, and activist. He has been published in The Huffington Post, FashionTV, and featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, to name a few. He recently published the first book in a series about living overseas: Heaux Confessionals: The Sintroduction.