STYLING THE SPACE COAST: When Defining Your Personal Style, Honesty Is the Best Policy
By Gina Liberto, Fashion & Beauty Editor // July 5, 2017
Is There a Theme to Your Wardrobe?
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Is there a theme to your wardrobe? Is there a predominant amount of one color? Maybe a rainbow of patterns in a variety of colors. Are there more jeans than a Gap Outlet? Maybe your wardrobe is all about the business without fun or comfy styles.
These garments make up your wardrobe and this represents your personal style. Now that this is apparent, are you disappointed or enlightened? Have no fear, be empowered to define or of course, redefine your personal style.
Personal style isn’t a label that limits you. It’s an ever-evolving expression that isn’t confined to one specific “look”. With the variety of activities juggled, we have unlimited options to show off the personality in our garment and accessory expression.
Indecisive people who think they have no personal style aren’t off the hook. We all have personal style. Some may just need to work on developing or refining it, but it’s there.
Step one to defining your style is to look to your style icons. It is probably impossible to select one celebrity. We may like a mix of style personalities.
One for their casual flair and another for their cutting-edge club style. You could like t-shirts, jeans and maxi dresses but throw a little boho chic in the mix.
Clarify, Define Your Style
Looking like soccer a mom on Saturday afternoon and going for supermodel style Saturday night is not out of the realm of possibilities. You just need to know what you like, what you’re comfortable in, what size is correct, consider your lifestyle and activities and be willing to let go of things that just don’t work for you.
When defining your style, honesty is the best policy. Make selections based on what looks good, what fits, what is on trend, what works with your lifestyle and how it makes you feel when you wear it.
Second, after finding inspirational photos, don’t focus on names, just outfits. Pick a few words to describe the vibe of the looks. Use words like ladylike, romantic, casual, modern, edgy, bohemian, or classic to describe what you see. Finding a handful of words that feel true to your style will help you clarify and define your style.
Make sure to snap those selfies on the days you feel like you rock your look. This sets the tone for your personal style. When you feel like you look your best, you are confident and beautiful. These are the looks that should dominate your fashion selections.
Is there a piece that draws compliments every time you wear it? Find out what it is about the piece. Does it accentuate or flatter your figure? Does the color make you glow?
Work with these compliments to define your shopping selections even if you are shopping from your own closet putting together your new and improved wardrobe. This is the criteria that should apply.
Lastly, don’t forget the frills. Make up and accessories are the icing on the muffin that makes it a cupcake…so to speak. These things can take a simple style and give it personality.
Show the flair of your personality. It might be a simple look with a little mascara, lip gloss and subtle jewelry or a glamour look with bold eye-catching accessories.
Consult Pro Personal Stylist
Asking for help with defining your personal style or redefining your wardrobe can be the difference maker in your confidence and drive for success in any endeavor. Consider consulting a professional personal stylist. This can save you time, money and hassle in the long run.
The help of a knowing eye insures you will step out in style looking your best.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Space Coast Daily Fashion and Beauty Editor Gina Liberto has spent years helping women from all walks of life look good and feel great about themselves. She believes in helping ladies discover and develop their beauty on the inside and out and feels both are the foundation for building and staying confident in one’s self and succeeding with the struggles of everyday modern life as a wife, parent and businesswoman.
A graduate of the University of Maryland and originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Gina is the oldest of two siblings. After living and working in the Washington DC area after graduating college, she relocated to Melbourne, Florida in 1995 to be closer to her parents.
Having worked in advertising and the media in Brevard County for several years, Gina was lured to the family’s furniture business where she stayed for five years. After giving birth to two beautiful daughters and becoming a single mom, she needed to spend more time at home, and in 2003, started a direct sales business with Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry.
Over the years, the business has grown and expanded into styling, training and consulting on everything from helping women find the right piece of jewelry, to building a wardrobe for a new look.
Gina married Alan Zlotorzynski in 2009 and is now the proud mom of three girls – Isabella, Sarah and Lauren – and a boy, Marco. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as training and speaking on fashion and style.
She has a unique perspective on style and its relationship to the everyday woman. These days, as her Premier business continues to grow and as the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Space Coast Daily, Gina helps women on Florida’s Space Coast develop their personal style while balancing their busy lives.
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