I find a lot of people are overwhelmed with the idea of creating a personal style. This applies to how you dress, you decorate, your overall visual presentation to the world.
The idea that people shy away from expressing themselves makes me a little sad. A lot of times they look to mainstream concepts and try to mimic what they see rather than personalizing their design choices. I don’t know if this is out of intimidation, a lack of know how, or something else. What I do know is, you usually end up looking like everyone else. Which kind of takes away the whole idea of individuality.
Here are some simple tips to follow to begin the process of making personal design choices that reflect you. I’ll expand on these in later posts 🙂
1. Buy what you love.
I heard this on Oprah one day and it stuck with me. Such a simple concept. Acquiring items that you love, rather than just getting stuff to wear or fill a space. Genius!
2. Go with your gut on decisions.
No one knows you better than you, so listen to your own opinion. For me personally, there is always that moment that I know if I should do one thing or the other.
3. Don’t ask too many opinions.
This is one of the main things I see throw people off. Too many opinions will confuse you. Stick to just asking a few opinions of the people who know you best. They should be able to give you feedback based off of your personality.
The main idea is to trust yourself. Allow your own personality to shine through the design choices you make.