For me the name of the game is inspiration vs. being a copycat. I get all kinds of ideas about looks that I like from others but I always make the look true to who I am. You will find that this is a theme throughout my posts. Being authentic is everything to me. I want the things that I wear to speak without me ever having said a word. A part of my voice comes from the clothes I wear.
There is nothing wrong with style trends, I’m all about change, so my advice is to always be clear about what does and does not work for you. Don’t just adopt a style just because it’s what’s popular at the time. People like to tell me, because I’m thin, that I can wear anything. That is far from the truth, I’m thin and I have long legs so I am clear of what will and will not complement my body.
Therefore, my second piece of advice is to be body aware. Study the things about yourself that you love and complement those things. Please do not overly focus on your problem areas. Chile my daily goal is to conceal and highlight. Just like when doing your make-up. Conceal the not so great and highlight the heck out the best parts of you. Style is not only about putting on the clothes, it’s about how the clothes make you feel. Style is about 80% mental. If I feel good about how I look, I feel invincible. And I’m sure I am not the only one.
So the message here is not to be anyone but who you are. And it’s always a good idea to find out who that self is at the end of the day. If you don’t take anything else away from this, please remember that clothes + you = style.