If price wasn’t an option…

Style is a difficult thing to define. Not everyone knows her own personal style. Even myself – I tend to gravitate towards different types of styles. I love the classic look of J.Crew clothing. I love the boho feel of Urban Outfitters. I love the easy-pieces and simplicity of Old Navy and the GAP. I love the beauty and romanticism of DKNY and Stella McCartney. Just to name a few…

I’ve been asked how one knows how to define personal style. And I think this is such an incredible question because it’s not easy to answer. It really isn’t. Especially as mothers, our style evolves as we evolve. As we grow and change, so may our needs and our tastes. As much as I may love a plunging halter top, this body isn’t wearing a plunging halter top to playgroups!

So what’s my advice for identifying your personal style.

Pretend you don’t have a budget. (Just pretend.) Look through some of your favorite stores and websites and magazines. Find items that pop out to you and that you absolutely love! It’s fine if you love “stuff” from Banana Republic, Free People, Forever 21 and American Eagle! The mixing and the matching… this will give you an idea, when you take a step back, what kinds of clothing you really seem to gravitate toward.

This is a good way to find your personal style. See what clothes you WOULD get if price wasn’t an option. The best thing about having an idea as to what you like, is then you can find ways to create your wardrobe or add pieces to your wardrobe around items that truly speak to you. It’s fun to do this anywhere and for any thing… furniture, house decor. I know it sounds funny, but it really works. It helps you zone right on in what you truly like and want (and what you don’t like and want). Have some fun with it!

Honestly… if I could, I’d take just about everything from J.Crew.

So go for it. If price wasn’t an option… find your style.

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 3.29.09
    Kim said:

    Brilliant Audrey…very thoughtful and sylish of you.

  2. 3.29.09

    Great advice Audrey! Discover your style … then scoot on over to TJ’s!

  3. 3.29.09
    Amy said:

    Great post, Audrey! Love it! Such relevant advice for mommies like me. Thanks!

  4. 3.30.09
    Chrissy said:

    That’s such great advice! I never thought about it that way, but I can see how that would work for both clothes and home decor. I’ll have to try it out!

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