Creating a wardrobe that looks great and functions for every day becomes a lot easier once you’ve cemented your signature style. Here are six easy steps to discovering what works for you.
Certain garments have stood the test of time – a well-cut white shirt, a single- breasted blazer – so invest in key pieces that suit your shape, and build your wardrobe around them.
Don’t be a slave to trends
Be aware of what’s walking down the runway, but don’t be driven by it. Stick to shapes and styles that work for you, then embrace seasonal trends through accessories.
Vary your theme
A signature look can easily be freshened up by incorporating different fabrics and textures into your outfit. Adding tonal layers will add a point of difference and prevent your look becoming stale.
Find a favourite item
Whether it’s oversized sunglasses, à la Anna Wintour, or skinny pants like Emmanuelle Alt wears, find the item that works best for you and make it a cornerstone of your wardrobe.
Pick a colour
Choose clothes in shades that will enhance your complexion. These should form the bedrock of your wardrobe, and can be complemented with other flattering accent colours.