We all have our own fashion icons that we look up to as a means to inspire our own style. There is a constant yearning to emulate the looks of our favorite celebrities and we often follow and copy these people to the exact detail resulting in our own identity being taken away from our appearances. It’s a continuous cycle of losing ourselves within what is popular and fashionable in society at the time and following to the point where we lose our own individuality in the way we present ourselves to the world. Personally, I am very big on having your own sense of style and taste when it comes to clothing and I want to provide three steps on how to become your own fashion icon in order to inspire yourself and others and take ahold of your true self through fashion.
Cut Out The Background Noise and Listen to YOU
Often times we are tempted to follow what everyone else is doing and neglect who we really are and what we personally want or are naturally drawn to. I have been a victim of this myself throughout the past years. I struggled with being in tune with my true style and would rather adapt to the trends that were in at the time. Originally, I had no idea what I was really interested in and even when I figured it out I was too afraid to put myself out there for the world to see. That was all before I knew to catch anyones eye and to be seen as an icon yourself, you have to wear what makes you comfortable because ultimately it will be what makes you stand out. Everyone will find you to not only be talented within your own style, but also relatable due to the fact that you stuck to what you know and what makes you who you are. Start cutting out what everyone else is wearing and their own styles , even the celebrities, and find your own. Be confident in your own.
Research Research Research
Once you’ve decided to choose yourself and your own style, it may be hard to figure out where and how to start. Do cut out background noise and the natural will to follow, but it’s still always a good idea to look for fashion inspiration either through social media, or even in the outside world. One of my favorite past times is people watching and seeing how other people build their wardrobe usually helps me figure out how to build my own. Viewing others natural style and confidence can help you find your own. Trust me, shopping is a tedious task for anyone even those who love it, especially when trying to find a specific shop that fits your style. Don’t even get me started on thrifting. It truly is a task and can prove to be very difficult to those just starting their fashion journey. However, I still urge you to take the time to find any kind of fashion retail that works for you and your own specific style because it will inevitably aid you into become your own icon once you find the stores that fit your needs.
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Showcase
Lastly, after blocking out everyone else’s opinions and listening to yourself and researching what best fits you, it’s time to take a step outside the comfort zone that has constantly confined you into a state of insecurity within your own style and the urge to follow everyone else. Without a doubt, it can be extremely hard to find that inner confidence and to move through the world in clothes that showcase who you are without the fear of someone judging you. It’s time to let all of that go. Standing out is uncomfortable in any aspect of life, but with fashion it can be the thing the drives you to icon status. Showcase who you are through your own personal, beautifully curated style and watch how you flourish.
We all have the potential to be our own fashion icons and fashion leaders in todays world. It’s just a matter of how willing you are to listen to yourself and become the type of person you want to show up as through fashion. I hope you all find it in yourselves to unleash your inner fashion it girl/boy and stay true to your own fashion knowledge and expertise.