Sometime or the other in our lives, all of us have worn a dress that a really hot looking guy or a girl was wearing on television and have wondered to ourselves why we didn’t look good. Well, if you are an avid reader of style magazines and swear by all those shows that tell you what you should wear then step back and take a breath. Because creating a unique style of your own is not merely about what you wear but how you carry it. Still confused? Read on.

Don’t follow the trends blindly

Fashion is not to be forced upon oneself. Always remember that you are not obliged to wear or own the dress, trousers, shoes or the necklace that you see on a celebrity or a pop star. No. Never forget that style and fashion are very contextual and personal. What Lady Gaga may wear is not something you could wear too. She has a pop career and fashion videos to make. You, on the other hand are a simple person who just wants a piece of them. It will not do you any good to mimic a pop star. Let haute couture be where it belongs. However, what you can do is experiment—and you must—with different styles and choose and pick some elements of high fashion. That’s right, you need to custom-make the fashion for yourself just so it looks good on you.

Listen to your body

Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian’s body types are totally different. And despite that, both celebrities have a fan following. The lesson is, that no matter what your body type, you need to wear clothes that look good on you. What Kim Kardashian wears may not necessarily look good on you and if you are trying to wear what Taylor Swift wore in her last concert, that may not work for you either. So, make sure that you achieve a middle ground. What is your body type? You need to make sure that you are very honest to yourself when you gauge this. Whatever your body type may be, be comfortable with it. That may take a bit of time but it will surely save you from a lot of agony.

Don’t copy

Inspiration is the most natural and important thing when it comes to fashion. However, there is fine line between copying and inspiration. It does not make any sense to follow fashion that does not work for you. You may like what a pop star or a model wears but bear in mind that a lot of experts worked on that look and all you have is you to create the style that you want. It is perfectly okay to borrow from what you watch on TV or come across on internet. But bear in mind that you have a different personality than the celebrity and style should not be anything but an extension of your personality. If you are spunky and happy to want to carry a gothic style, it may totally work against you. So, make sure that you wear what goes with the person you are. It can horribly backfire if you insist on putting on clothes that just don’t look good on you. The real confidence and style always come from within and that’s one of the reasons you would not be able to carry off the clothes that someone else can and the opposite is possible too.

Create your personal style

There is nothing better than having your own style. What kind of person are you? How tall? What is your body type? What are you comfortable with? All these questions can make it very easy for you to create a style that is no one’s but yours. The best way to go about it is to make notes of styles that you see everywhere around you. Notice that scarf around the wrist or may be a new way of wearing a shawl. You need to be a great observer and make sure that you pick up from things around you. That’s what a real artist does! Another great way to keep track of the styles is to have a diary with you always. That way you can make a note of what works for you and what doesn’t. This is the best way to know what is going around you and how it can contribute to your style. It can be frustrating at first because it’s not an easy thing by any means to get it right the first time but with a little bit of efforts you can certain get there.

Keep it simple

You will be surprised but the great thing about the most fashionable people is that they like to keep things very simple. You can’t have too much going on in your outfit. A studded jacket with studded high heels and pants is certainly not the right way to go about it if you want to be fashionable. Overdoing will definitely kill it. Always make sure that when you decide to wear a certain outfit, one aspect of it stands out. If you do too much with your clothes it just gives a very confused message. Just wear the basics and layer it up really well. A layered work can really work well if you have a slim physique. If you are plus size or not the same size as most people, then the best thing to do is to make sure you don’t dress up in clothes that don’t suit you. It can be very frustrating to look for clothes that could look good on several people but just won’t work if you are bigger or smaller than the rest. So, be very mindful of your size when you shop.

Having your own style is not as difficult as you might imagine it to be. It’s an easy exercise and takes a bit of will power and love for fashion and you will be all set to be the next fashionista!