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Developing Your Signature Fashion Style

Updated on October 10, 2011
A simple black dress is always in style.
A simple black dress is always in style.

Have you ever heard the phrase that’s so you , from a friend? If you have, then it is likely that you have developed a style that is all your own. You have found a defining signature look, your personal fashion voice. And it probably didn't happen over night.

Perhaps you expressed your personal style with ease for a time, then lost your fashion sense somewhere along the busy road of life and have not looked back in a while. Looking around at styles, you may be wondering, now what?

I, for one, left my pretty shoes and my talent for choosing them, in a gutter somewhere, disposed of in rush in order to chase a fleeing child. It happens. As the years go by, I realize that I have lost touch with what I love to wear. Practical and comfortable has become a priority, but I miss my own style.

Interview with Nina Garcia

Advice From What Not To Wear

Why does it matter? Well, I miss my pretty shoes. Sensible shoes make my feet feel great, but the rest of me feel drab. Sometimes we all just need a little lift, and looking good down to your shoes can help you feel more confident. Expressing your self through fashion is fun. Your clothes can say something about you with out being extreme or over the top. Wearing your favorite colors can even change the way you feel.

If you would like to rediscover your inner glamour girl or create a signature style for yourself for the first time, Nina Garcia can help. She is best known for her post as judge for the TV show Project Runway and is the Fashion Director for Elle Magazine. In her recent book The Little Black Book of Style, Garcia explains the importance of personal style and encourages the reader to express their creativity through fashion.

She believes that every time you put something on, is says something about you and is asserting your fashion identity. She views fashion as a creative way to show off your inner personality and creative character. Her book aims to help you find your fashion voice and express it with style. It includes countless tips and instructions on topics such as dressing appropriately for various occasions, advice on proper use of color, texture and fabrics in your wardrobe, seasonal considerations, and cultivating good taste.

Learn how to edit your closet and shop for better results. Oh, and did I mention shoes ? The Little Black Book of Style is entertaining to read and much of the advice is easy and fun to put into practice. The overall goal is to help the reader enjoy fashion as self-expression, overcome the frustration of fashion confusion and develop a tasteful signature look that they can feel good about.

Expressing yourself through fashion is a natural instinct and finding your fashion style just takes time and a little effort.


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      amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Hub Love! With a little bit of effort, we can all develop a signature style!

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      Hub Love 8 years ago from United States

      I know a lot of people with their own particular style that I never see anywhere else, and now I know how they do it! Thanks!

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      amy jane 9 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi Tibber, thanks for reading and adding the link:)

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      amy jane 9 years ago from Connecticut

      Hi Sylvia, thanks for commenting! I agree, sometimes comfort is a necessity :)

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      Sylvia Page 9 years ago from Malabe

      Oh yes, enjoyed your hub, after a time the pretty ones are lost to more sensible ones, and then one day, you take a good look at your self and ask "what happened to that fashionable and smart woman?" Then you go out and splurge and get all the funky new fashions all for just a day or so and your back in those comfy sensible ones, especially when you have to cram ten hours work into five, run after naughty offspring and pets.

      But yes, it is refreshing to "refurbish" and "rejuvenate" from time to time.