It’s harder than you think to keep things original these days. It’s super easy to fall in love with peoples’ styles on Instagram or in magazines, but the next thing you know you’re staring at yourself in the mirror thinking: “this isn’t me”. It happens to the best of us, need I remind you of my unitard moment of madness? Very not me. The whole point of fashion is to express yourself but have fun with it – sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t (I had a very Vivienne Westwood moment when I was 16 that I don’t care to repeat). I, your girl, have pulled through and created a 3-step guide to finding your style amongst all these insta models and their Ali express specials…sorry, not sorry.
Finding your style
1. Have inspiration but keep it as that.
Inspiration is important, we can’t expect killer looks to manifest out of nothing but what’s cool is a no-brainer outfit to you, might be inspo for someone else. Anyway, take inspiration from Kylie Jenner’s underboob, or Gigi Hadid’s all pink moment (pure fire btw) or RiRi’s matching tweed Clueless-esque 2-piece. Find pieces similar to those you like and maybe even buy them, but don’t copy the whole look. If you bought an underboob-exposing top a la Kylie and she wore it with camo pants, change it up with a high waisted skirt or jeans and an oversized bomber. MIX your inspirations, it will help you match what works together and create totally different delicious spin-offs.
2. Give into your urges.
If you know, or have read the definition of So Versailles, or even if you’ve just been paying attention, you’ll know I like…more. Hence the dress in this post – I like over the top, just short of gaudy, I like gold, I love Donatella. So I gave into my urges…evidently. Wear what makes you feel good, and comfortable enough for you to stunt and carry yourself as the bad bitch you are.
3. Make the look your own.
Ok, so you really like a look, you’ve decided that yes, in fact is it you, it you’ve literally ctl+c ctl+v’d the whole look, so change one aspect to make it yours. Instead of open toe heels, wear almond-toe pumps, or lace up heels or even trainers to make it casual. Maybe add a statement cuff, or choker or harness (if it was me). Explore different parts of the look and play around, experiment and have everyone ctl+c you, not the other way around.