This week on the Cut we’re exploring how to get your act together when it comes to personal style — from organizing your closet, to finding your signature scent, to figuring out your work uniform.
Wearing variations on the same look day in and day out is easy and chic, but can also feel too generic if you lack a personal touch. That’s where the lewk comes in. Jenna Lyons has her impenetrable plastic frames, Iris Apfel has her arms crowded with baubles, and Anna Wintour has her rotation of vintage Georgian crystal necklaces. Figuring out what works best for your life and sense of style will take time, but consider this guide a spring board toward your style self-actualization. Have you always loved big earrings? Do you gravitate toward shoes that seem ugly to other people but seem weirdly cool to you? Have you always wanted to start a collection of faux furs or gold boots? Whatever the twist, here’s 17 ideas to decoding what may be the trickiest part of your perfect uniform.