How To: Developing Your Personal Style


Developing Your Personal Style – In no way do I consider myself a style guru but what I do think is that over the past year my style has started to evolve.

I was the type of person that used to dress for people and I now I’m completely against it – I say, NEVER dress for someone….you need to wear what YOU want and what YOU feel comfortable in!

Here are a few tips on developing your personal style…..

Developing Your Personal Style – On a Budget

Don’t go crazy and start throwing out your ‘old‘ wardrobe – all you need is some imagination and a little bit of time.

Do you have a pair of ripped up jeans that you don’t wear anymore? Why not buy a piece of colourful material to stitch underneath the rips – this will add a pop of colour to your look and completely revamp them!

T-shirt too small? Don’t throw it out – If it’s a round-neck, turn it into a V-neck or even better – make it an off-the-shoulder t-shirt….

Developing Your Personal Style – Accessories

Yes! You don’t need to go crazy and throw out your clothes or go on a spending spree for new things, whilst it might be fun – not all of us can afford to do that when we get bored with our current wardrobe.

All you need to do is buy classic/timeless accessories and statement jewellery – along with a couple of dainty pieces that you can play around with.

Think outside the box – wear a chain bracelet with a small bandana wrapped as a bracelet!

Developing Your Personal Style – YOU

The most important thing to think about is YOU!

YOU are the one that needs to feel comfortable in what YOU wear and only YOU can develop your personal style.

Don’t dress for anyone, don’t try to impress anyone – wear what YOU feel comfortable and happy in and your style will become unique to YOU!



Image – Pinterest


    • sprinkles
      23rd August 2015 / 11:32 am

      Thanks x

  1. 17th August 2015 / 5:37 am

    Such a great post Layla! Ur posts are always so well written and I always enjoy reading them:-) I completely agree with wearing what you want and not dressing for someone else.

    • sprinkles
      17th August 2015 / 4:49 pm

      Thank you so much Elizabeth – I’m glad you agree as this is what a lot of people don’t do which is a shame! You should put yourself first and be happy! That’s the main part of staying positive, happy and beautiful! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      13th August 2015 / 4:15 pm


  2. 10th August 2015 / 2:06 pm

    You couldn’t have said it any better.I totally agree with you and this is very insightful and will help many of your readers

    • sprinkles
      11th August 2015 / 3:37 pm

      Awww thank you so much – glad you agree! 🙂 xxx

  3. 8th August 2015 / 4:33 pm

    Love this post! You share so many great ideas. I think too that it’s more about combining and changing up things the right way. Accessories are a great way to add more glamour to any outfit. xo Carina

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:23 pm

      Thank you so much – glad you like the post and found it helpful! “:) xxx

  4. 8th August 2015 / 4:20 pm

    I think I am amongst a huge band of people who don’t even know what their personal style is. The latest trends completely suck us in I think and I just want somewhere to breathe haha xx

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:22 pm

      Hahahahahaha!!!! Be unique and happy in what you wear – that’s it! 🙂 xxx

  5. 8th August 2015 / 2:37 pm

    I love this post! It’s so inspirational and I agree with everything you’re saying. I love fashion and dressing up. I agree that you have to dress for yourself no matter what body type you have.

    • sprinkles
      11th August 2015 / 10:26 am

      Awww thank you so much – I’m glad you like it 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:16 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx

  6. 8th August 2015 / 8:57 am

    Really nice article Layla! I completely agree!
    I’m definitely on the team of not throwing old clothes away. You will end up wearing even the ones you thought you never will.

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:15 pm

      Thank you so much – I’m glad you agree!!! Yes, it’s all about having fun, being comfortable and making things work for you! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:12 pm

      Yeeeeees! 🙂 xxxx

  7. 7th August 2015 / 7:28 pm

    100% in agreement with you here, Layla! And , I just had a ‘light bulb’ moment after reading this post. I have been planing to donate my old white jeans that is a size too big for me but thinking about it now, I might just destressed it and make it into a boyfriend jeans.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:12 pm

      Awww thank you so much Shireen, I’m so happy that you agree and love the light bulb moment – I cannot wait to see what you do and how they look, they’ll look fab on you as anything would look gorgeous on you!! xxxx

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:08 pm

      Thanks x

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:07 pm

      Thank you xxx

  8. 7th August 2015 / 5:54 pm

    so nice post my dear

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:06 pm

      Thanks x

  9. 7th August 2015 / 5:14 pm

    This is a great post. I really like having some pretty accessories, I think they just make everything look prettier 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much – yes, it’s all about having cute accessories and just thinking outside the box at making things unique for you! 🙂 xxx

  10. 7th August 2015 / 4:25 pm

    I think your personal style is developed through time, my style has changed as I have gotten older 🙂 I used to be all about the black (and I still love it) but as I have grown older I really enjoy playing with colour.

    Like your style, you really look lovely!

    Talking of colour, I have just uploaded a post which is full of colour and style, it’s swimwear 🙂 would love to hear your thoughts x

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:04 pm

      Yes, it’s all about being happy and being comfortable in what you wear – your style will develop over time and with age…’s all good though but the main thing is to be happy and comfortable and never dress for anyone else! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:02 pm

      Yaaaaay – glad you agree! 🙂 xxx

  11. 7th August 2015 / 3:30 pm

    You couldn’t have put it any better, Layla. Great tips!! 🙂

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Thank you so much hun! 🙂 xxx

  12. 7th August 2015 / 1:55 pm

    These tips are great and I totally agree with you – you shouldn’t dress for someone else! When you start dressing for someone else, it’s no longer your own style because you wear what other people want you to wear.

    I’m still kind of trying to find my own style and I’m definitely going to use these tips!

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde |

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Awww thank you for your comment and it’s nice to see that people agree – you should always dress for yourself and be happy in what you wear! 🙂


  13. 7th August 2015 / 1:36 pm

    Thanks for this. It’s really helpful and important to be happy with the clothes you’re in. I know that when I wear something I hate or if I think I’ve gotten it ‘wrong’, I feel so uncomfortable. I’m working on my personal style.

    Mich x

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:00 pm

      Awww thank you so much – it is important to remain comfortable in the clothes you wear yes!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 1:59 pm

      Thank you so much – exactly, it really doesn’t have to cost you a lot to have your own style and make things unique! 🙂 xxx

  14. Lenya
    7th August 2015 / 1:00 pm

    Loved this post, Layla. I totally agree with you. personal style has nothing to do with brands and new clothes, but with personality and how you feel wearing things. Happy Friday, girl.

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 2:09 pm

      Aww thank you so much – I’m glad you agree!!! It’s all about being comfortable and happy in what you wear! 🙂 xxx

  15. 7th August 2015 / 10:39 am

    Amazing style tips Layla! Love your arm candy 😀


    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you xxxx

  16. Candice
    7th August 2015 / 10:34 am

    Style on a budget can be really hard but doable! Thanks for great post

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • sprinkles
      10th August 2015 / 1:56 pm

      It is hard yes but definitely do able! 🙂 xxx

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