How To Find Your Signature Style

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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.

Wear classics

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.

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Morag short-sleeved cotton shirt, Acne Studios, €280 at

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.

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Half-moon bag, Victoria Beckham, €1,890 at Brown Thomas

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.

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Suede patch cardigan, €103 at Topshop

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.

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Enamelled sunglasses, €15.95 at Zara

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.

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Polga trousers with side bands, €165 at

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