Lost Your Personal Style? Here's How To Get It Back
I don't know why it happens, but every summer I seem to get lost. Not literally, as like most small pests, I have a great sense of direction and can easily find my way home back to my nest. Instead, I mean this figuratively, in terms of my style. When it comes to the sartorial side of things, I am whole-heartedly an autumn girl. I love oversized, chunky knits, coats in all flavours and endless cups of tea. At the start of every A/W, this is my ultimate inspiration and where I hope to find myself come the colder months:
Necklace - c/o Hot Diamonds
Blazer - Topshop
Jeans - Topshop
T-Shirt - Zara (similar)
But then comes the exciting bit. Embracing your personal style once more, and buying lots of new exciting things to fill the void that your frenzied clear out left. One of those items, for me, was this black blazer from Topshop. It's tailored, chic and minimal - everything that I love - and it was beyond me as to why I didn't have a single blazer in my whole wardrobe. Rest assured that has been remedied now, but it got me thinking about how to get back in touch with your personal style if it seems to have gone astray. Here are a few - apologetically, slightly generic but definitely worthy - tips to getting back in touch with your sartorial sitch.
Been experimenting? Think about what did work.
Look back at old photos - what did you love?
Pull together a Pinspo board and get pinning
If in doubt, Pinterest it out. Pinterest offers endless amounts of inspiration from all corners of the globe, and as soon as you start pinning some of your fashion faves, you'll end up seeing a common thread or theme that you can pick out and attribute to your personal style. Unsurprisingly, my Pinterest board is full of big jumpers, blue denim, loafers and tailoring (I also have a board for celeb crushes, but more on that later). Being told to go to Pinterest for inspiration is possibly the most cliched advice a blogger can give - that, and telling you to look at other bloggers - but I promise you it does work. Just don't blame me for the damage it will do to your bank account.
How do you reconnect with your personal style when you feel you've lost touch? Pop your tips down below or come and find me @chloeplumstead on Twitter and Instagram, as I'm just coming out of a style rut as we speak so I'd love to hear your advice!
This post has been sponsored by Hot Diamonds, but all thoughts, opinions and content are my own. That's fo sho.