We all have a unique style and personality, and you want to make sure your wardrobe matches your one-of-a-kind look. Whether you love dressing up in vintage clothing or prefer a modern and minimalist approach, we’ll help walk you through the art of creating a wardrobe that speaks your own style language. Check out our guide on how to find women’s clothing to match your aesthetic.
- Color Psychology — According to Verywell Mind, different colors can have different effects on our mood. Red may make you feel excited, while blue may make you feel calm and peaceful. If your aesthetic feels dark and moody, you may try to go for darker shades like black to exude mystery and a dark purple to add a hint of glamor. For an aesthetic that feels light and airy, try pink for a soft touch or green to represent nature.
- Visual Mood Boards — By creating a visual mood board, you’re able to visually see images that resonate with your style. It’ll help you refine and visualize your aesthetic and can make it easier to figure out what kind of clothing aligns with your overall fashion sense. It can be a physical mood board where you take cut-outs of beautiful dresses from fashion magazines or a virtual mood board on a site like Pinterest. There are so many different resources to draw inspiration from. Consider looking online for other visual fashion mood boards that are already out there to get inspired by others with similar tastes.
- Closet Audit — Take a look at what’s currently in your closet to figure out if those cute skirts still match your style. You may find that the clothes you’ve been wearing for years don’t match your personality anymore. Maybe you have pieces that were trendy a few years ago but seem out of style now. By doing a quick wardrobe analysis, you may notice that there are certain colors or silhouettes that pop up over and over again. If you feel like you really love A-line dresses, consider getting another A-line dress or an A-line skirt to stick to your love for that shape.
- Best Brands — Different brands will speak to different people. While you may enjoy a particular clothing store you constantly enjoy shopping in at the mall, your friend may prefer to just buy from her favorite online store. Take a look at different brands and get recommendations from friends, family or online fashion bloggers. You may be surprised to find there are plenty of brands out there, both in-person and online, that have the perfect aesthetic for your unique style.
- Thrift Hunting — You may not think of going into a vintage shop to find pieces of clothing you love today, but if you’re going to a consignment store or a thrift store, you’re sure to find plenty of unique pieces that can enhance your aesthetic. By thrift and vintage hunting, you’ll find forgotten but well-loved one-of-a-kind pieces that carry a history waiting for you to retell. Those colorful outfits that were once worn by a fashionista in the 1970s may spark your interest and add that perfect pop of color to your wardrobe.
- Fashion Communities — Find social media groups or follow influencers who dress up in a style you’d like to emulate. There are tons of fashion-focused online forums where other fashionistas and fashion enthusiasts can recommend brands and share outfit ideas. By engaging with like-minded ideas, you may find other people who have a similar fashion sense and can expose you to different styling approaches.
- DIY Designs — You don’t need to be super crafty to add your personal touch to an existing outfit. With a plain jean jacket, you can iron on fun patches that speak to your style and personality. If you want to get crafty, try your hand at embroidery or sewing. Your jeans can have a completely different look by distressing them. Try taking a plain white top and tie-dyeing it for a fun and easy design twist.
- Runway Shows — We can’t all sit in the front row at the next hot runway show. We can look at runway shows online or at recaps of events on fashion blogs to get some designer inspiration. Taking high-fashion looks off the runway and translating them into everyday outfits can turn these seemingly unattainable pieces into ones that you may already own or can easily find online.
Ultimately, your fashion aesthetic acts as a reflection of your inner self. How do you
want to show yourself to the world? Experiment with different women’s clothing to find looks that bring you joy and let your confidence shine through. Remember that your aesthetic may evolve over time as your experiences, preferences and interests change. Embrace the journey wherever your fashion life goes and, as you continue curating your collection, your ensemble will tell a story of self-expression and show the power of personal style.