According to famous stylist Rachel Zoe, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” We firmly believe that your style should reflect who you are as a person and what you value.

These are our seven best tips for dressing to express.

1. Buy Clothes That Make You Feel Good, Not Just Look Good

Instead of dressing in the latest styles and trends, you should dress in classic pieces to make you feel good about yourself. When you feel comfortable and confident in your clothing, you will feel better overall. People will notice your confidence.

2. Understand That Clothes Are More Than Just “Pretty”

Clothes are so much more than “pretty” or “ugly” – they help people create an identity. Finding clothes that represent your personality and style will change how you view yourself and how people perceive you.

3. Feel a Connection to Your Clothing and the Brands

Shopping with the companies and brands that you believe in is a great way to start dressing as a form of self-expression. You can find companies that align with your values by looking at their About Us page and their website in general.

4. Look for Inspiration Online

Social media is a great place to start curating your own personal style. For example, on Pinterest you can “pin” photos of outfits and pieces that are an expression of you to start discovering how you want to dress. Instagram, Tik Tok, and other channels can also give you ideas and inspo. When you look at social media accounts, find influencers that follow your own values. Be sure to avoid anyone that uses irresponsible promotions.

5. If You Only Feel So-So About a Piece of Clothing, Donate It

Life is too short to keep clothing that you don’t love. So if you only feel “so-so” about a certain piece, give it away or resell it to a second-hand clothing store.

6. Ignore the Fast Fashion Trends

Classic, timeless pieces are better than fast-fashion trends when you are curating a wardrobe that represents who you are. Purchasing clothing that has neutral colors, patterns, and textures will ensure your carefully curated closet lasts you a long time.

7. Don’t Be Afraid To Try Something New

Sometimes when we’re shopping, it can be hard to imagine clothes on our bodies. But trying on clothes that you like — regardless of how you think they will look — will help you find new styles to express yourself in.

Ready to try dressing to express yourself? Check out our carefully curated selection of clothing, picked out with you in mind.

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