Top 5 Tips for Creating Your Own Personal Style


Identify a signature accessory that you can wear with most of your outfits.
Identify a signature accessory that you can wear with most of your outfits.
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When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg courted high-profile investors in May 2012, it was billed as the meeting of a lifetime. And Zuckerberg was ready to walk in the room and make an impression -- by wearing his signature hoodie.

While personal style is easily defined for some, like Zuckerberg, it's an enigma for others. If you're unsure about your signature style, the clues are as close as your closet. Are your hangers laden with sporty tops or buttoned-up blazers? Are the hues bright or subdued? Do the necklines and hems on your clothes feature ruffles or straight edges?

Odds are, you've already been defining your personal style by gravitating toward the colors, fabrics and styles in which you feel most comfortable and confident. So why develop it further? Your signature style says volumes about who you are -- without uttering a sound.

There's also this incentive: Attractive people earn up to 15 percent more a year than their less attractive counterparts, according to The New York Times, and that can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout a lifetime. And personal style is an important component of this perception. Just think, you could even use those extra earnings to continually update your wardrobe.