A SENSE OF STYLE
photography Mila Ritz
model Bettina Victoria Johannessen
So let me tell you, sometimes it may seem like everyone else around you has a natural eye for fashion, but in reality they’ve just been practicing for longer than you have. Most people start paying attention to what they wear pretty early on. I remember caring A LOT about my clothes in middle school, and most of my friends did too. If you have zero experience in the style department, you just have to catch up! In this webtorial you will see some beautiful outfits put together with some techniques that will give you some ideas.
Your goals at this stage should be above all to observe, develop a better understanding for the different aspects of an outfit and how they all work together, plus get a feeling for what kinds of things you are personally drawn to, so don't worry too much about defining your personal style or streamlining your wardrobe just yet. Wait until you feel confident about putting together outfits and have a good awareness of what kinds of things you like and why, before you tackle a full-on wardrobe revamp.
Here are the 4 things that you need to do to be able to achieve your fashion goals!
1. Become an expert observer.
2. Imitate, Imitate, Imitate.
3. Get out of your comfort zone.
4. Use your most-worn pieces as a starting point.
Once you have defined what you like about your favorite pieces, you’ll be left with a detailed list. Since you have been wearing all of those things for a while already, there is a much lower risk that you’ll buy something that will end up un-worn at the back of your closet. Another thing you can do is to see how other people are styling your most-worn pieces. Let’s say one of your wardrobe favorites is a simple top. Google the type of top and outfit ideas and a whole set of new outfit ideas will pop up that you can experiment with. -PQ