You’ve probably heard the phrase “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” That’s good advice, but what if your job is making sure that other people look good? As a personal stylist (or even just as someone who cares about fashion), it’s up to you to help others figure out what looks best on them and how to wear it—even if they’re not sure themselves. So if you’re looking for ways to upgrade your personal style without breaking the bank, here are five easy steps:
Know your style inspiration
Understand your style goals
Before you can start sprucing up your wardrobe, it’s important to understand what kind of style you’re going for. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
The list goes on. What colors do I like? Are there any colors that I tend to avoid? If so, why? Do I prefer brighter or more muted tones? Which are more flattering for my skin tone and hair color combination? How much money am I willing to spend on this project: $50; $100; $200+ (and what’s a reasonable expectation of quality for each price point)?
Stick to your budget
Before you go shopping, you should ask yourself some questions. How much can I afford to spend? What do I need? Will I love and be able to wear this item for a long time? If the answer is “no” for any of these questions, then don’t buy it! Buying something just because it’s on sale is not going to make you happy in the long run if it doesn’t fit into your style or budget.
And remember: if all of this seems overwhelming at first, don’t worry—there are plenty of resources online and offline that can help guide your choices as well as give tips on how to shop ethically (and avoid falling prey to common scams).
Take inventory of what you have and what you need
Don’t keep things that don’t fit or are too small
Get a second opinion
In order to make sure your stylist is right for you, it’s important that you are both on the same page. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before heading into your appointment:
Avoid trends when possible
The best way to upgrade your personal style is to avoid trends when possible.
Trends are expensive and hard to pull off, but they can also make you look like everyone else
When you look good, you feel good.
Whether you’re a first-time mom or a seasoned pro, chances are you’ve experienced some ups and downs with your personal style. You know what feels good on, but not so much about putting together outfits that make you feel good about yourself.
But when you look good, it’s not just about getting dressed in the morning. It’s about confidence—the kind of self-esteem boost that makes your day brighter (and makes those dreaded morning commutes less painful). It’s also about feeling happy and positive, which can inspire action and set the tone for your day—all because of how great you look!
We hope you enjoyed reading this article and are feeling inspired to upgrade your personal style. Remember, you’re not alone in this journey, and there are plenty of resources available to help you along the way. Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to do it—you just need to find what works best for you! Happy shopping!