How to find your personal style

The quest for personal style…it can be hard, right? As an artist I really believe that another form of art, a way of expressing ourselves, is through our style. The way we dress and meet the world daily, the way people see us…this is all a form of art, a form of who we are. But it can be hard to find!

I am no fashion guru, but do know what I like. Here are my simple, inexpensive ways to look stylish (and find your style!):

Finding Your Personal Style

1. Accessorize

A plain t-shirt with jeans or a skirt can go a long way with a fabulous headband or a statement bracelet. Even just simple makeup and a white tee can be really beautiful. You can decide if you want to look more girlie and feminine or if you want it to be a bit more artsy/grungy and accessorize based on your style direction for the day.

2. Make a board on Pinterest

Pinterest is fabulous for seeking out style inspiration. Sometimes it helps to just see your outfits planned out in visual form and then making those a reality when you walk in your closet! I have an inspiration board called style where I pin outfits and looks that I would love to recreate. Many times you will look an outfit you love and realize that you have similar pieces and it would be easy to recreate without spending a dime!

3. Simplicity is always a go-to classic

Start simple, then add your style or flare to the “classics”. A classic skirt, plain tee, black pants- all of these can be just be staples in your closet and then you can add your own flare or style with an accessory or more statement pieces.

4. Don’t be afraid to be outside the box

I know that I dress different. I am not trying to be a style expert. I just like expressing myself in a way that makes me happy. I love bright colors, I love headbands and belts. I like wearing clothes that reflect how I feel. Everyone should feel free to do this. Don’t be afraid to dress differently!

5. Know yourself

Expressing yourself through your style is a way that you can tap into a range of who you are. Your tastes, likes, interests, personality — channeling that all into the way you dress. Don’t be afraid to express style through uniqueness and individuality.

So, this is a start! Take the quest to find your personal style. Seek inspiration and don’t be afraid to express yourself in a way that feels like “you”!

What tips do you have for finding your personal style?

Encouragement for living simpler, right in your inbox.

We share our stories as we simplify our lives - no guilt-trips, just love.

(no spam, promise. we hate it, too.)


  1. I must admit that this is something that has taken a major seat on the back burner in my life. I’m kind of clueless as to my personal style. 🙂 I’ve been enjoying reading tips on here though.

  2. These are great tips, particularly the one about not being afraid to be a different. I sometimes worry that I’ll stand out too much if I really dress how I want to, but that’s not a bad thing, right? Standing out because you are having fun and taking pleasure in something is *exactly* what you *should* stand out for!

  3. Now that I can no longer fit comfortably into my older clothes (they are too big!) I am absolutely focused on purchasing a new wardrobe with a little more style then what I’m used to. More dresses, more accessories and much more color. Thanks for the tips.

  4. Great post Casey! Another great personal style how-to is to learn the best ways to dress to flatter your own individual shape and coloring so that no matter your tastes – classic to boho to ultra-sleek – you always look awesome.

  5. Stiiiiill searching for my personal style…but I refuse to Pinterest. I know myself and if I jump on board, I’ll fully become an online zombie. : )

  6. Great post! 🙂

  7. I’m finally getting more into how I want to look rather than how I am expected to look. It has been fun playing with accessories and color again! Great tips!

  8. I loved this post so much. I am old enough to be your Mom, and I have always LOVED expressing myself through writing, music AND clothes! Being unique sometimes takes courage but, I LOVE that you are confident enough in yourself to express your beautiful spirit!

  9. I appreciate the reminder to not be afraid to dress outside the box. It can be easy, especially as busy mothers, to stay stuck in a rut and be afraid to express ourselves with style. Great tips, Casey!

  10. Holly Fish says:

    Awesome post, Casey! Thanks for that encouragement. Love you!

Add Your Thoughts