8 pieces of clothing that define your style
Do you make a bold statement with your style? Millions of women want to, and there are so many ways to express yourself through fashion. Most "stylish" people I know tend to pick pieces they connect to, and then loosely mix those items into outfits as they go, rather than strictly planning around a certain style. If this sounds like you, your spontaneous outfit success could likely flourish if you are building daily looks on top of an arsenal of solid foundation pieces. So what clothing items and accessories are the easiest building blocks toward defining the wearer's style?
Dina Scherer, an NYC Image & Wardrobe Stylist, Personal Shopper, and owner of Modnitsa Styling, told me that, "the two major aspects that define an individual's style are their color palette and style personality." When it comes to building a color palette, you should think about concepts like "contrast level, brightness vs. muteness of pieces, and power shades."
When it comes to defining personal style, Scherer and her clients come up with "actionable two to three word combinations that describe how they want to be perceived through their style, for example: 'clean-lined professional,' 'effortless chic,' 'creative and fun.' These two criteria give an actionable head-start, and a gut check on every piece of clothing one chooses to buy and how it fits within the feel of those words and color palette."
Here are some key items that effectively work as markers of each wearer's style.