• Lucy

7 top tips for developing a great sense of personal style

"Fashion can be bought, style one must possess" mused Edna Woolman.

Audrey Hepburn, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Diana Vreeland, just to name a few, all dressed in a way that wasn't so much about fashion, but rather a very personal interpretation of who they were. They majored in selecting the colours, cuts, fabrics and shapes which effortlessly celebrated their best features and spirit.

Importantly, they wore pieces that allowed them to shine, rather than the clothing itself.

Read on for my top 7 tips to help you develop your very own great sense of style.

1. Know your colours and how to coordinate them

I recently did a post about the importance of wearing colours that match your natural colouring, and are therefore the most flattering for you. If you don't already have a palette of go-to-colours that you know make you look amazing, do yourself a favour and find out. I promise it will make dressing and shopping so much easier.

It's also super important to know how to combine your colours and understand what level of contrast makes you look your best. While some people will look great in black and white, others look best in a softer combination, such as navy and peach. Explore and allow your best colours to express your individuality and your own style.

2. Invest in timeless neutral pieces

Classic, timeless pieces never go out of style and buying them in your most flattering neutrals is one of the best investments you can make in your wardrobe and your style.