How to Find Your 2018 Look

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Sandra Semburg

This time of year, the phrase "new year, new you" gets floated around quite a bit. But when it comes to personal style, it may evolve, but there's no pulling a 180 on what you like to wear. Instead of trying to start over, we have a different sort of resolution in mind. Learn how to better define and celebrate your own personal take on fashion

To help you kick-start the journey, we're highlighting seven ways you can hone in on your sense of style in 2018. Armed with these ideas you'll have a fresh take on how to shop and an arsenal of outfit ideas for when you're feeling stuck. Going forward, you'll no longer find yourself staring into your closet with that sense of dread and hatred because you'll know exactly how to own your personal style.

Read on to find out how to highlight your personal style.

how to find your style

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Sandra Semburg

For days when you're in need of a jolt of inspiration, there's nothing better than having a collection of images you love to guide you. Whether it's a folder on Instagram, a Pinterest board, or a smattering of printed images on your wall, a mood board will surely come in handy.

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Sandra Semburg

Do you seem to notice that it's the same street style stars who catch your eye time and time again? Keep track of the women whose style you admire and use them as a guide for trends to give a spin on your own. 

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Sandra Semburg

While you may be familiar with the biggest names in fashion, there are many up-and-comers who offer their own cool perspectives on fashion. Seek out a few under-the-radar women before they make it big and let their take on the latest trends be your guide.

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Collage Vintage

One great way to get a handle on your style is to actually do more with less. Take a Sunday afternoon to go through your closet and finally get rid of those pieces you got for Christmas or bought on super sale that never really felt just quite right. Armed with only the styles that really encapsulate your style, putting together outfits will be that much easier.

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Style du Monde

Whether it's finding the right words to define and encapsulate your personal style, or thinking long and hard before your next big purchase, shopping with intention takes asking the right questions. What are three ways you would wear an item? Does it fit the same words you would use to describe your personal style? Answer your own questions and you're on the right track.

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Collage Vintage

You know better than anyone else if blue is your color or that it's an A-line skirt that fits you best. Use these insights to your advantage. If there are styles that you keep falling back on, embrace them. Sometimes a uniform is a great thing.

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Sandra Semburg

To help you nail down the pieces that work for you, consider making a list of the heavy hitters. Is there one pair of jeans you wear over and over again? Take note (and maybe buy them in every color). By developing a list of items that always work, even on days you're feeling stuck, you'll have something to fall back on. 

Shop Pieces to Get You Started

This top is an unconventional twist on the button-down.

Available in sizes FR 34 to 44.

This pretty dress is ideal for work or weekend fun.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Trade in straight-leg trousers for something new and fun.

Available in sizes X to 4X.

Winter is the season for a cool new sweater.

Available in sizes XXS to L.

Swap a simple bag for one that captures your personal style.

Puff sleeves take an LBD to the next level.

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

A flattering pair of jeans will always be in style.

Available in sizes FR 34 to 44.

Try quirky details on the classics.

Available in sizes FR 34 to 44.

Layer this cool blazer with jeans and a simple tee.

Available in sizes 12 to 24.

Embrace the statement boot.

Available in sizes IT 36 to 41.

If you're in need of a new jacket, this may be just the one.

Available in one size.

Want more? Here are the trends It girls are ditching in 2018.

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