How to Develop Personal Style: Creating a Style Profile

Let’s have fun! Alright, now that you’ve gone through a tough day of evaluating your proportion, shape, and age, it’s time to enjoy yourself. We’re going to do a DIY (do-it-yourself) fashion project: creating a personal style profile. In fashion publications, style profiles are broken down into generic groups such as romantic, minimalist, rocker-chick, and so on. Just as yesterday, when I talked about how it’s unlikely you are 100% “boyish” in your shape, you are unlikely 100% “romantic” as well. So let’s look into our style profiles. If you’re able to give it an awesome name (nothing less than awesomeness will be acceptable) then go ahead!

Similarly to fashion designers creating “mood boards” or “inspiration boards,” which are created in order to get visual inspiration for the designer’s next fashion collection, you can think of this as the most important inspiration board you’ll ever create…the inspiration board for your life! Click the image below to reference the slideshow from one of my favorite blogs, The Cut, on designers’ inspiration from Spring 2011 (note: some designers used a single image as their inspiration “board”).

Tibi Inspiration Board

Suggested supplies: fashion magazines, personal photographs, poster board, scissors, glue, other fun paraphernalia you can glue to a board.

Go through magazines, personal photographs, and online references (Pinterest provides a lot) for images that you have an emotional response to…positive emotional response…focusing on style. The images should either literally be something you would want to wear (or have worn) or should be an image that makes you feel how you want to feel and how you want others to see you. I decided to create mine on my computer (eco-friendly!), so I would have more access to photos. I ended up creating 3 that combine to be my style profile (the first two are images of others and the third is of myself).

Style Profile 1

Style Profile 2

Style Profile 3

So how would I profile myself after all of that? Well, I guess some are innocent-sexy (not one or the other), lumberjack, rockstar, elegant, Victorian, Mod…hmm…”Opposites Attract?” Or maybe “Juxtapose.” Awesome…

This is a great tool to create BEFORE you go shopping so you have your true desires in mind.

Best,

Lulu

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