Sometimes, it’s easy to let fear take over your wardrobe. You might choose a plainer top or a more conservative dress because you’re afraid of making the deadly fashion faux pas. When you get into that cycle, it doesn’t take too long to realize that your wardrobe is losing all semblance of personality. So, what do you do to get it back before your look becomes complete beige?

Reboot your look         Sometimes, you don’t need a huge change to your look to feel like you’re better representing your personality. Sometimes, you just need a slight update and suddenly the whole context of it all makes sense. For instance, if you’ve always gone with a nude lip color then suddenly adding a dash of red can add a much bolder tint to your whole look. You can look to the catwalks for that one item that can immediately update your look, such as a slouchy dress that can give you a look that’s relaxed but not slovenly.

Have a signature style         Fashion should be your outlet to make a statement, to make yourself individual. If you’re just updating your style to modern trends, then you might still feel like you’re playing it safe and conservative. In fact, choosing a trend can just as easily make you feel like your style needs another refresh a few months down the line. It can be something as simple as a color that you think goes perfectly with your skin tone or your hair. You don’t necessarily need a huge amount of variety in your wardrobe. Just finding the one aspect of a style that’s right for you can make all your choices much more personally expressive.

Have a literal signature          Accessories perhaps make for the best signature pieces. That one hat or bag can instantly add your stamp to any outfit. But you can go even further than that and display your personality and individualism with an accessory that’s truly unique. Options like a custom name necklace allow you to add that one accessory that defines your look and shows off yourself without being too garish or in-your-face. It gives you a piece that has a little more personal meaning to you.

Focus on how it makes you feel         Don’t be afraid to push out the boat and try things that you normally wouldn’t. However, that doesn’t mean you should buy clothes that you’re on the fence about. Your fashion choices and how you feel about them affect your self-image, which then goes on to affect how you feel when you wear them. You shouldn’t feel like you have to stick to clothes you don’t feel comfortable with just to update your look. Inversely, you shouldn’t let public consensus or current examples of trends make you throw away pieces that you love. Be true to you.

Be bold, take risks, and focus on what excites you and inspires you most of all. You don’t have to create an artificial style to stand out. Just be explorative and find your own.



Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.