We often confuse what we wear and how we decorate our home with trends that are changing with each new season. However, they shouldn’t be subordinated to what some influencers from the branch decide it is “hot” right now. Both of them should be built on the foundations of your own style, which should, without any doubt, reflect your inner self. However, discovering yourself has never been an easy task, so we’ll give you a few tips that will help you create a coherent whole of your fashion, décor and mind.
Start with Your True Colors
You have probably already heard about color psychology. It is a study of hues that in a way determine human behavior. Factors that influence how you perceive, or if you prefer – feel, some color are gender, culture, age and your personality. In general, every color has its positive and negative sides you can identify with. For example, red is both stimulant and aggressive and yellow is emotional and irrational. The colors you identify with should find a place both in your fashion and home décor. When it comes to clothes, you should also think about what goes well with your complexion and hair color, and in home décor, you should factor in the size and function of the room, access to natural light, etc.
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. – Rachel Zoe
Find Your “When”
Fashion and décor repeat themselves. Some of the things we are wearing now were first sported by our grandmothers, and the ancestor of your up-to-date Persian carpet that’s adorning your living room served as diplomatic gifts in 400 BC. Finding a point in history that feels the closest to you may truly help you to discover your style. If you’re inspired by the peace & love movement of the ‘70s, wear fringes, suede and washed-out jeans. As for the interior decor, go for Marrakesh-chic. If, on the other hand, your time is now (or the future) opt for sleek lines and graphic prints.
Find Your “Where”
Yes, this is a thing, especially in interior design where styles are inspired by certain cultures and locations. As a result, we have various popular approaches, such as Scandinavian, Mediterranean, Chinese, Arabian, English country and French. Where do you belong? Feel free to take your house there through various accessories, furniture and other decorative elements. You can do something similar with fashion, and mimic the Parisian je ne sais qui with a Breton top and fedora hat or the Arabian style with ethnic prints and oversized gold jewelry.
Find Your “Why”
This has to be the most difficult of the bunch: What do you want to achieve? What drives you? What makes you feel good? At the same time, all of these questions have different answers for each individual. If you find it difficult to answer them, make a priority list. For example, the most important thing for you is that your guest room is inviting. This requirement is followed by allowing plenty of natural light and leaving room to circulate. In fashion, comfort may be your top priority, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on stylishness.
Let Your “No-NOs” Guide You
If it is too complicated for you to decide what defines you and how would you like to present yourself with fashion and your home interior, try to conclude what you don’t want to define you. You might think miniskirts are too much (or too little) or that neutral shades in the living room are simply boring. It’s easy – write them off the list. The further you go, the fewer items will remain to be written off, and you will end up with a style that you feel good about.
The prominent fashion designer Coco Chanel once said, “An interior is the natural projection of one’s soul and Balzac was right in giving it the same importance as to dress.” You see, both of these areas are, in their essence, a way to show who you really are, and to feel good about it.