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How To Be Your Own Stylist Part 1

by Anna P. | November 9th, 2010 | Fashion, Women's Fashion
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Have you ever wondered how certain starlets always manage to look super chic, even when they’re making an early morning coffee run at Starbucks? Their secret to fashion success? A stylist. While most of us don’t have thousands of dollars to pay a professional shopper work their magic on us, every single one of us has the capability to create our own chic looks that will make us look and feel terrific. The best  thing about this is that you don’t need a degree in fashion or thousands of dollars! Follow this step-by-step guide and you’ll discover your personal style in no time!

1- Figure Yourself Out

Fashion is just one way we reflect ourselves. What do your clothes say about you? Are you a free-spirited bohemian who lives in maxi dresses and ethereal prints? Or are you an edgy diva who lives in tees and skinny jeans? Take a moment and think about who you are, what you do (career, hobbies, etc), and what you want to project.

2- Budget

Ask yourself questions like “How much money will I set aside once a month for fashion expenses?” and “What am I willing to splurge for/budget for?” From there, you can make lists and charts.

3- Go Through Your Closet

This is the perfect time to start cleaning out your closet! Make several piles of clothes and accessories including a keep and throw-out pile. Once you’ve found all your keeps, take a closer look at each piece and take notes on fit, color, and style. Keep all your notes together and make a final list that mentions what you have and what you don’t have.

4- Seek Inspiration

Take pictures of clothes you already have and load them onto your iPhone.  Download a personal styling software like Vogue Stylist and mix the latest trends with your own clothes to create different looks. You can also try Polyvore or Kaboodle on your computer.

part 2 coming soon.

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2 Comments
  1. John J. Walters says:

    Just don’t forget that you shouldn’t actually throw away the clothes you don’t want — donate them.

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