Personal style isn’t something you just have, it is something you grow into. To be honest, a lot of my personal style has been a constant trial and error for what works and what doesn’t. It’s funny because I never thought of myself as a “style guy” or a trendsetter, I always thought I followed trends and did as I was told. It wasn’t until I grew older and started dating that I realized I liked little things my partner would wear and I’d try to mimic them in my own way. I grew to understand that I like the more muted,\ and casual style a lot more than any loud logo drive tee (unless it’s done right). I think having good style is something anyone can learn, you just have to know what works well for you and your body – and once you have it, you begin to understand how to dress well.
You can be having the shittiest day in the world, and you rock a clean white tee, a baseball hat and some skinny jeans and voila – you still look stylish because of the attention to detail you put into feeling authentically you. It’s weird that I bring this up, but a lot of people tell me that they enjoy my writing on my blog – the interesting part is that I don’t think about sentence structure, syntax, diction, etc. – heck, I don’t even use spell check – because I want the content that I put out there in the world to be authentic and true to me. I’m human. I make mistakes. It’s the same with personal style, when you know exactly what you want and what works and what doesn’t, you don’t compromise that. It’s your image, your brand.
I think if I had to define my own personal style I would say that it is very casual, athletic and rugged. I’m from Los Angeles, so I definitely am a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy (or tank tops!). Get experimenting, find what works and what doesn’t – but always remember: Good style is all about you feeling good and comfortable in your own skin.