C U R R E N T L Y Styling || Six Ways to Elevate Your Personal Style

Monday, January 8, 2018

Welcome back to CURRENTLY Kherington! 
Today's post is about all things PERSONAL STYLE! You already know how much I love a switch up, especially when it comes to style. There's just something about a new year that's the perfect timing to revamp your look. From decluttering your wardrobe to switching up your hairstyle, I'm sharing SIX ways to elevate your personal style in 2018. 

How to Create Your Personal Style

Declutter + Take Inventory of Your Wardrobe
If you want to make changes in your life, start in your closet! This is something I always tell my clients when I'm reworking their closets, but it's also VERY TRUE! Decluttering your closet is the best way to elevate your style + makes you feel so much more organized. I personally like to clean out my closet semi-annually {spring summer/fall winter}, but January is also a great time to take inventory of what you have, what you need, + what you haven't worn the year before. 

Update Your Basics
The natural next step is to go out + SHOP! Since you already decluttered + have a clear inventory of your wardrobe, you will be able to shop with purpose + not just purchasing for the sake of Target clearance. Basics are the anchor of any wardrobe, so making sure they are updated is always worth the investment. For example, a black blazer is a staple in EVERY wardrobe. I personally have multiple options, but recently updated to a caped version + that instantly elevated my look! 

Create Your Style Uniform
You know a style uniform is my JAM + this isn't the first time I've let you in on this secret {here + here}. Having a "go-to" look is a MUST + a key to true personal style. It's an outfit that you don't even have to think about, you ALWAYS look amazing in, + can be mixed/matched with other pieces in your wardrobe. Not to mention it's also a TIME SAVER! Right now in the winter months, my style uniform consists of a flannel top, layered over a striped tee with a green pant. I switch up my boot options, but since we have A TON of snow my Sorel snow boots are in heavy rotation.

Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone
A quote I came across last year via the Majoring in Motherhood FB group is "get comfortable being uncomfortable" + it couldn't be more true. Genuine growth never comes from comfort zones + the same can be said with personal style. {Another topic I have blogged about in the past, here.} Two ways to step outside of your style comfort zone are pulling inspiration from the style of someone else that you admire or curating looks that are the complete OPPOSITE of your current style. Rihanna is my style inspiration. She always takes risks with her looks + can literally pull off ANY style. As far as my look goes in this post, the girl boss vibes are definitely opposite of what I usually wear, especially since I am in pajamas majority of my day as a working stay at home mom. I've never owned a suspender skirt, but this is my new jam. Bell sleeves are also a VERY feminine element I've recently added to my casually edgy winter wardrobe.

Revamp Your Makeup Routine
Another way to elevate your personal style is by way of your makeup routine. The easiest way to revamp would be to opt for a bold lip if you usually stick to neutral tones {or vice versa}. A vibrant matte lip is a new staple for me, but I used to wear bold eyeshadow + eyeliner colors on the regular before I made the switch. 

Switch Up Your Hairstyle
They say a girl who cuts her hair is about to change her life + I am a FULL believer + example of that! Changing up your hairstyle adds a shot of confidence you never knew you were missing. If you've been too scared to cut your hair maybe this is the year you take the leap. I recently decided to go natural {again} + even though I have my hair straight in this blog post, this might be the year I GROW OUT MY HAIR! {I had long hair my entire life + chopped it off in 2012, so this is kinda a big deal!} If you aren't a fan of the big chop, then experiment with a new color. I always say it's just hair, it will grow back - wear a wig in the meantime {that's what they are for right}. 

How to Create Your Personal Stye

How to Create Your Personal Style

How to Create Your Personal Style

How to Create Your Personal Style

How to Create Your Personal Style
Outfit Details || Trumpet Sleeve Top + Overall Dress {Similar} + Pointed Toe Pumps x Forever 21 | Tights x Target

No matter how you decide to experiment with your personal style this year, always remember that CONFIDENCE IS KEY to true elevation! If you don't FEEL beautiful in your own skin, that will show no matter what you wear. 

As a style consultant, my mission is for you to feel amazing + go forward confidently in whatever you do. I know I recently added content creation/strategy to my services, but style sessions are still available in 2018. I have actually added a new styling service package for a Style Subscription. I am excited to announce that I am now offering a quarterly styling option including a Closet Consultation + Personal Styling or Shopping session. Click here for a full list of Style Consultation Services/Pricing and to book your appointment. 

How are you planning to elevate your personal style this year? Chat with me in the comments! + thanks for hanging out with me on the blog today!

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  1. I love these tips, Kherington! TOTALLY agree with you on the haircut a sign you're about to change your life (2017 I had 3 completely different styles going on...WOAH, that's saying a lot). Haha. Awesome you're going natural again and hope to see the cape version blazer soon!

    PS: you look GORG in these studio-styled photos, so airy and fresh. :) xo, Emily

    1. Emily! You are so sweet, thank you so much for your comment! Every time I cut/change my hair something MAJOR is happening, so hopefully I can stick with growing it out. The cape blazer will be on the blog soon too! It was fun shooting indoor for a change, especially with this C O L D winter we have been having!