Finding your personal style is not a piece of cake. I too have been through this whole -let’s be honest- annoying process of assessing whether or not something in your closet or in a shop makes you feel you. Clear examples of that process are my blog… and my wardrobe. Some time ago, when I was still a size 6 (damn you, delicious food), I tended to buy a lot of clothes in all sorts of fashion styles. Romantic, classic, sporty, vintage, bohemian… you name it! Whenever I tried something on in a shop, it suited and pleased me, I just bought it. The result was a stuffed wardrobe and an overwhelmed me.
About a year ago (and a few extra pounds on the scale later), things changed slightly financially when me and my boyfriend bought our own house, so my shopping habits needed to change as well. I realised having a stuffed wardrobe does not bring happiness and that is not because something looked good on you that you really need to buy it. Because let’s face it: did I really need all that stuff? The world that we’re living in makes you think so. Each season, fashion magazines and shops seduce you into buying the next big trend. Some of us are easily seduced, others don’t give a shit and then there is a third group, including me, that is somewhere in between.
Taking another look at my wardrobe, I slowly started taking out things that didn’t seem like me though they fit me nice aesthetically. It’s still a work-in-progress, but we’re getting there. Shopping is even more easier nowadays. Things that don’t fit my style, are left on the racks and if they are already in my closet, taken out of it and donated or sold.
This closet struggle I’m still experiencing isn’t a matter of life and death, but for those of you who are as I sometimes a bit overwhelmed by fashion and clueless about their personal style, behold: the fashion style quiz. This buoy is here to rescue you from drowning in the sea of choices and temptations offered to you by the fashion industry. On the internet, you can find hundreds of quizzes where you can define what fashion style suits you and your life best. A personal favourite of mine is the following: The Chic Fashionista Fashion Style Quiz.
This quiz helps you find your personal style (or styles) answering 8 simple questions.
Here are my answers:
and the results:
For me, this means my main fashion style is creative mixed with the trendy and natural clothing style. Styles that fit my personality less (in general) are: classic, dramatic and romantic. Knowing this has helped me to assess the content of my wardrobe and eliminate what looks cute, but doesn’t feel like me. Now it’s your turn!
(source quiz: The Chic Fashionista. (2008-2013). Fashion Style Quiz. www.thechicfashionista.com/fashion-style-quiz.html. Consulted on 15th of August, 2015.)