Though it may seem daunting, planning for your wardrobe can be easy when you start small. By clearing out your wardrobe, gaining some DYI skills, and finding inspiration, you can have a style that will fit you. If you have always wanted to develop a sense of fashion that strongly reflects your personal sense of self and identity, consider some of these tips and see what a difference they can make for your sense of style.

Collect Inspiration

One of the first and most important things you can do to define your style is look for inspiration. Who are some of your favorite figures in the world of fashion? Whose style did you notice on television or film and want to emulate? Keeping notes on these individuals and noticing trends in the way they dress can be one of the best ways for you to plan ahead for your dress. There are many online collaging sites that will let you keep track of influences, save pictures of great outfits you find, etc. Keep extensive notes on all of types of combinations as well, as once you have a clear list of influences, you can mix and match from different outfits to create an even more personalized look.

Shop Around

Take the time to look through different retailers and outfitters to get the most out of your shopping. If you have specific styles in mind, you can visit online communities and see what the consensus is on different places to shop. This can also be an excellent way to start diversifying your purchases, as different clothing stores will often have different sales at different times throughout the year. When you can go through several catalogs at once, you will also have a reliable list of stores that you can regularly shop with. If you are a bit cash light, a thrift shop can be a great place to go for vintage or unusual looks. Don’t be afraid to experiment and see what works for you.

Engage in DIY

Changing up your fashion options can be quick and easy, especially if you have been searching for a new look to complement your Botox or other type of cosmetic procedure. Sometimes you can modify the clothes that you already own with a little bit of creative tearing and cutting. If you want to enjoy a closer fit, you can also consider performing basic alterations with the right sewing equipment. Sweaters can be turned into t-shirts and large shirts can be turned into tank tops. The sky is the limit when it comes to defining your own personal sense of style.

Like any other such applications, creativity is key. Do not be afraid to express yourself, especially if you are interested in getting rid of the old in favor of putting together a brand-new wardrobe. A little bit of personal flair and boldness can go a long way in defining your personal fashion. In the end, it’s all about how the clothes make you feel. While fashion and trends can be a great place to find inspiration. It’s ultimately about what makes you feel good.