As much as I love the latest trends, at the end of the day, I prefer being me. Karl Lagerfeld sets the vogue tone, yet his personal style never shifts - and we all admire him for that. For his guts to stay strong and say “I’m worth a lot, yet my value is not measured in the trendiness of the clothes I wear”.
Finding what suits you takes time. And sometimes it’s easier just going along the mainstream flow. Rocking that pair of skinnies everyone, starting with Taylor Swift, trusts to make them feel the coolest chick in town. But once you break free, really detached and out there, then you’ll start to develop your own style signature. That’s when you become a style leader – as opposed to a follower. Would you like to be one?
*stay atop of trends yet mindfully approve only the ones going in line with the concept they’re developing
*foster their own style by asking: what makes me look my best? In what do I feel the greatest? What outfits get the most praise/attention from my entourage?
*rejoice over others’ successes and draw positive lessons from them – that works for her body type, now how would that translate into my world?
*dare to wear white post Labor Day or to post pastel frocks on their blog in the middle of winter – that’s true character, and true character always ends up getting noticed.
So being recognized as a fashionista starts with knowing who you are, and then trusting that instinct to a beautiful, confident end result. Tara Stiles has developed the “make your own rules” diet. I’m launching the “I know the glitz I need” fashion. You’re in?! Comments…
My hubs, and a ruthless fashion critique… I love his honesty to pieces. And when he loves something, he says it, too.