I've always had a somewhat mixed fashion sense. I can walk out of the house in a feminine, a-line frock one day and a leather jacket and black jeans the next. While being a style chameleon can be a good thing, it's been an annoyance for me to lack a signature style.
I look to people like Taylor Tomasi Hill (pictured above), the Olsens, and Emma Stone for inspiration. These women always look like themselves no matter what they're wearing -- they seem to have a rock solid sense of what works and what they like. I think I'm inching closer and closer to my signature style. My main method of figuring it out has been to define what I don't like and always steer clear of it -- even if I want to buy something outside my norm on a whim.
Thus far, I've found that I like a little edge no matter what I'm wearing. I love black jeans and leather jackets. I love strong statement jewelry. I've realized that I'm uncomfortable in extremely feminine or preppy looks. I may like them in the mirror but once I walk out the door I lose confidence.
So, who cares? What's the point of all that analyzing and style soul searching? Well, first and foremost, having a signature style makes it easy to get dressed in the morning. If you know what you like and your closet has an overall cohesive feel, outfits will be easy to assemble. Secondly, a signature style communicates clearly to others about the person you are. I know we'd all like to think we are not judged on how we look but it happens every time you meet someone new.
So what do you think? Does having a signature style matter? What is yours? Share please!