Would you ever deviate from clothing items you know you like, from your personal style even if it hasn’t changed much since you last updated your wardrobe? As someone who spent months and months trying to figure out a process to define her personal style then doing the work to get there trust me I know when all is said and done and your closet is full of outfits you feel victorious. So why disrupt all of that? Why ask you to put in all that work just to talk about doing something else instead? Your style is your style, but it can change in a few months or a few years. Still, whatever the case may be, it is good to deviate from your personal style for several reasons from time to time. something that I learned recently from someone else and as I delved more into pieces that weren’t so “Me” the more I learned about myself and my sense of style, but just so we’re clear deviating from your personal style doesn’t mean wearing outfits you don’t love or feel comfortable in wearing
So, Have I convinced you that it may be worth taking a chance and trying something new when it comes to your wardrobe? If that’s the case, keep reading.
Why Good To Deviate From Your Personal Style From Time To Time
You’re Too Comfortable With Your Style
What do I mean? You’ve spent time cultivating a wardrobe that fits your current likes and lifestyle, but have you considered you may be in a style rut? You are supposed to be comfortable with your style, but when you create the outfits over and over again, never trying a new combination or a new way of wearing your favorite pieces you may just be a little too comfortable with your current options for the season. Refresh an outfit or two, by doing something different with it, this way you can see if you like anything new come up and you will have created a new outfit, or you will have discovered certain pieces don’t work for you anymore, either way, it’s a chance to play around creatively.
Suggestions Aren’t Always A Bad Thing When It Comes To Style
I know this one seems like it goes against everything I’ve been saying about your sense of style being yours and no one else’s but it doesn’t because that is true and will never. I’m not the type of person who saw trends and had to get them to had the “in” piece into my closet nor am I suggesting that you do so, I normally just go with what I like whether it’s trendy or not, but if it is, yay.
I feel like when speak about having style and not following the fashion industry’s latest whim, a suggestion from a friend, or something else makes it a bad thing, but I disagree. The other day I a fashion consultation with a personal stylist and she had some suggestions for me. Now I’ll admit when I heard some of them I wasn’t sure I was going to follow through on implementing some of her suggestions, but when I went shopping for the first time after that I was surprised to find myself looking at pieces differently. I still had more core outfits for each season that I loved, but I was trying new combinations with my existing clothes based on her suggestions, wondering what colors would also go with a piece, what accessories? I bought a few pieces from a new-to-me clothing brand and a new-to-me accessories boutique. I love them both and I’m excited to wear the pieces I bought this summer and will head back to the websites to look around more to get my closet ready for the season.
Small Deviations Can Be A Good Thing
When I’m talking about deviating from your personal style, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the change has to be a big one. For example, if you usually wear neutral colors: white, gray, black, beige, do that, but add a pop of color to the outfit. Pairing accessories with one of your favorite outfits is a great way to do just that as well as help you decide if you want to add color to the main parts of your outfit. These small changes can help you take your outfit from day out with friends to date night. Small deviations — adding a pop of color, a print, or a texture —can also help you decide if it’s something you want to try more of or if something’s not for you.
Style is not meant to be stagnant. Everyday our experiences change us, teach us, affect our moods, and that will come across in the outfits we choose and that’s okay, it’s expected. Adding pieces that can emphasize that without changing your whole sense of style can be a good thing. Your style is what you make it and changing a few things with your favorite outfits every once in a while is a good way to keep from getting in a style rut and challenging yourself creatively as well as make an outfit uniquely yours. Deviating from your personal style doesn’t mean wearing outfits you don’t love, it means opening your eyes to all the options out there and figuring out how to incorporate them into things into outfis that you do love. Style is about self-expression, keep trying new things when it comes to your style and remember to have fun with it.
What are your thoughts on deviating from your personal style? Is it a good or bad thing? I’d love to hear your thoughts so let me know with a comment below.