One thing I have learned over the last couple years is that no matter how tired I am in the morning, or how much I don't want to get ready I must try to care how I look. Putting on that oversized sweatshirt and fleece lined leggings call my name in the morning, but I must resist. It might be what I want to wear right then, but my afternoon self does not want to be sloppy in sweats. Take pride in how you look because, believe it or not, people treat you different. Not only that, but you will treat yourself different from when you look messy or put together. Trust me, your afternoon self will thank you for it!
If you feel like the best dressed person in the room while wearing that bright, sparkly jacket you have hanging in your closet, then by gosh, wear it! All it takes is one time of wearing a piece of clothing in public to know how it truly makes you feel. I definitely have worn a shirt or a pair of pants to work and then when I catch myself in a public mirror, I think, "What was I thinking? This is NOT me or my style". So when I get home I take that piece of clothing off and return it, sell it, or donate it. Life is too short to wear something that doesn't make you feel good about yourself.
This goes along with rule number two. Trends are constantly popping up, coming, and going. I can honestly say I have seen some of these trends on other people and think, "Dang, they look good in that". However, it might be something that I would feel fits my personal style or taste. Don't get me wrong, if you can add something you normally wouldn't pick to your wardrobe and MAKE it your style that is great! Super great in fact. Just make sure you stay true to your style.
Talking about trends for rule number three, this brings me to number four. Don't be afraid to try new things. If there is a trend that you love and want to try to incorporate it into your own personal style, do it! I get so frustrated hearing girls say, "I can't pull that off". If you love it, you will feel confident, and then you will be "pulling it off". Easy as that.
Wether you are trying new things or sticking to what is comfortable when it comes to your personal style, you must know your fit. Know your size and don't be ashamed of it. Know your shape as well. Every body shape is beautiful and its important to wear the correct size and cut for your body.
This is one that we, as girls, can often struggle with. We want to look our best and wear those high pointed heels and mini skirts. It is important to wear comfortable shoes and dress comfortably for the weather and other environmental conditions as well. Don't get me wrong, if those high platform wedges are the comfiest thing your feet have seen this side of the mississippi, then wear them. This is all relative to your personal comfort level. Not only shoes but maybe a skirt or top you have to keep pulling at all day. Be comfortable in your clothing.
These are all things I have learned through my own experience, and I hope you have found these 6 style rules helpful to you when it comes time to get dressed and take on the day!