Here are the steps that I used from intomind to build and define my style for the current and upcoming season. I was able to achieve this by reading her posts on: Colour analysis part 1: finding your type, Building a capsule wardrobe 101, Method dressing, and Building a wardrobe of basic and statement pieces.
For the upcoming season I concluded that the following factors are what I need to consider when creating my own style, or curating an outfit.
Colours: Deep, cool tones from the colour me beautiful theory based on the colours from the four seasons (previous post).
Concept: Simple, minimal, edgy, layered, slightly masculine
Uniform/Signature look: shirts, tops, light knits, blazers/Jackets, leather jacket, skinny jeans/pants, brogues, ankle boots (Adding up to 20-30 pieces)
Defining my personal style
Cull items that do not fit into the following approach
- Curate items of clothing that have similar style
- Every top should go with every bottom
- Consistent colour scheme in each wardrobe category
- Harmonious shades, textures and patterns (etc.)
Uniform approach (signature look):
- Have several versions of the same item
- One specific proportion of two or more items
Dividing my items into categories
-Long sleeve shirts
-Plain cotton mid-length shorts
-Plain cotton, and light knit cardigans
-Button down shirts
- Silk shirts
- Dress pants
- Accessories: bags, shoes, belts and jewelry.
This exercise has really helped me organise my wardrobe (and my mind), and I am now looking forward to reorganising my clothes. I'm going to always refer to this process for each season to assist me in being consistent with my style (+ lifestyle), and to avoid that nagging feeling of nothing to wear (that results in more spending), and to keep the contents of my wardrobe to a minimal. Thank you intomind.