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What Does Your Style Say About You?

Written by: Angela Haynes-Ranger, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Personal style is an expression of who we are and what we represent. It is the way we present ourselves to the world, through our clothing, accessories, and grooming habits. Our personal style can communicate many things about us, including our personality, our values, and even our aspirations.

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Your style may reflect your personality

First and foremost, your style can reflect your personality. If you tend to wear bold, bright colours and statement pieces, you likely have a more outgoing and confident personality. On the other hand, if you prefer neutral tones and simple, classic pieces, you may be seen as more introverted or reserved. The way you dress can also communicate your level of creativity, practicality, and attention to detail.


Beyond personality, your personal style can also communicate your values. If you prioritise sustainability and ethical fashion, you may opt for clothing made from eco-friendly materials or shop from brands that prioritise ethical practices. If you value quality and longevity, you may invest in timeless pieces that are made to last rather than fast fashion trends that come and go quickly. Your personal style can also communicate your cultural background, with certain styles and pieces being more closely associated with particular cultures and traditions.


Another aspect of personal style is how it communicates our aspirations. For example, if you are striving to achieve a certain level of professional success, you may dress in a way that you view society communicates professionalism and competence, such as wearing suits or blazers. Alternatively, if you aspire to be seen as creative or unique, you may experiment with bold and unconventional styles. Your personal style can also communicate your lifestyle, such as an interest in fitness, outdoor activities, or leisurely pursuits. But it is also important to note that personal style is not necessarily static or unchanging. Our style can evolve and adapt over time as we grow and change as individuals.


Confidence

One of the most significant aspects of personal style is the confidence that comes with it. When you're comfortable and confident in what you're wearing, it shows in the way you carry yourself. People who have a bold, daring style often exude confidence, while those who prefer a more understated look may be more reserved.


Creativity

Personal style is a way to showcase your creativity and imagination. People who love experimenting with different styles, mixing and matching patterns, and colours are often creative individuals who love to express themselves in unique ways.


Attention to detail

Attention to detail is an essential aspect of personal style. From the way you accessorise your outfit, to the choice of shoes, every detail is essential. People who pay attention to the smallest details in their style choices are often meticulous, thoughtful, and detail-oriented.


Values

Personal style can also reflect a person's values. For example, individuals who prefer sustainable or ethical fashion are showing their commitment to environmental or social causes. Similarly, those who prefer classic, timeless pieces often value tradition and quality.


Mood

Personal style can also reflect a person's mood or emotional state. People who prefer bright, bold colours may be feeling cheerful or energetic, while those who prefer muted, neutral tones may be feeling more subdued.


Lifestyle

Finally, personal style can reflect a person's lifestyle. For example, people who enjoy an active lifestyle may prefer more casual, comfortable clothing, while those who work in a professional environment may choose to opt for more formal attire.


In conclusion, our personal style can say a lot about who we are, our values, aspirations and lifestyle. By understanding these messages, we can make intentional choices that align with our authenticity and project the image that we want to convey to the world.


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Angela Haynes-Ranger, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

In addition to having a business and legal background, Angela is a certified Style Coach and graduate of the London College of Fashion and British College of Professional Styling. She is a

1 international bestselling co-author, speaker and award winner and has worked with brands such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Estee Lauder. Having worked in various leadership roles within the corporate world, she now uses her expertise to help women feel stylish, confident and empowered. This has seen her travel internationally to deliver workshops in addition to 1-1’s and coaching programmes. Her aim is to help women gain their confidence and their ability to shine, and to elevate and embrace their own personal brand.

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