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Ways To Develop Your Sense of Style

by | Jan 14, 2020 | Fashion | 2 comments

As a young girl, I have always had a strong love and passion for everything fashion. I enjoy creating and playing around with different looks. In order for me to understand the beauty behind fashion, I felt it essential to develop my own sense of style. Now, I understand this may not come easy to everyone and that’s perfectly fine !

I often get messages from friends and strangers asking how I put certain outfits together or requesting help creating a look. I understand it can be overwhelming figuring out what works for you. Look no further, as I share some tips for finding your personal style.

1. Start off With Basics:

The foundation of developing your perfect wardrobe will start with investing in basic pieces e.g., good pair of jeans, little black dress, blazer, jacket, top and shoes (sneakers and heels). Basic pieces serve as a blank canvas to build the desired look.

2. Seek Inspiration:

Create a list of some of your favorite style icons on apps such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr (yes, I know TUMBLR). Whether you desire a chic, edgy or sporty look seek some inspiration to get you started. Also, use people in your everyday life as a source of inspiration.

3. Embrace Your Shape:

We all come in various shapes and sizes. Don’t box yourself into one certain look. Play with different cuts and silhouettes. Embrace whatever shape you have been blessed with. Your confidence will enhance your overall appearance.

4. Get Out Your Comfort Zone:

Listen, when it comes to fashion there are no rules. Have fun with your clothes and play around with different looks. Remember you don’t have to box yourself into one category. Experiment and get out your comfort zone. Mix textures and prints. Don’t be afraid to make a statement.

I hope this guide was helpful for those who are developing their personal style. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Written by Vanessa

My name is Vanessa Ageno and I am a 23-year-old Ugandan - American blogger based in Massachusetts (USA). I started this blog as a space to express myself through fashion and lifestyle. From a young age, fashion has always been my happy place. I see fashion as an expression of what is within. With fashion, there are no limitations to the colors you choose, bold patterns or accessories. I aspire to help those looking to develop their own sense of style. Whether you’re a lover of all things fashion, beauty, travel or health/fitness you have found yourself in the right place. Get comfortable, grab yourself a cup of tea or wine and I hope you will stick around. East African 🇺🇬 fashion enthusiast Founder of V Vintage Wardrobe!


  1. Shawnelle

    Love this read so much. Gives great guidelines on how to find/establish your style.

    • Vanessa

      I’m glad you enjoyed the read and found the tips helpful !


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