Introduction to Finding your own style. First step on finding your style.
I wear a lot of hats!! I absolutely love hats, from fur to casual to fishing to glam! Yes, Marie Kondo I feel ‘joy’ for all of them and that is why I keep them. They are organized and serve a purpose to keep the sun out of my face and help me achieve my complete daily ‘look’. I do care how they look because I love my own style.
With my own style it’s a balance between function and fashion. With most objects I own I ask myself, why do I need this object and do I love it? There are several reasons I would love it, mostly because of where I picked it up, how it makes me feel or simply because it enhances my style.
When I buy a new object, it first needs to serve a function and secondly, it must be attractive. I will admit, I’m like most people and am attracted to beautiful things. Now remember, first lesson to finding your own style is, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.
Once I learned this lesson, I was empowered to become my true self. I started to accept my inner voice and listen to what I liked. I was able to find power in my own clothing choices. I stopped looking at what others were wearing and didn’t try to conform myself to fit into mainstream fashion. It was like I broke loose from my attachment of trying to fit in. I didn’t have to wear cookie cutter outfits anymore and was able to created my own outfits from objects I loved.
If you wear what ‘you’ love, then you will have an attitude of, ‘I’m owning what I wear’. Meaning you don’t care what others are thinking or saying about your clothing. This new freedom will empower you to ‘find your style’.
If you hope to ‘find your style’ I’d love to share with you how I found mine. Finding your own style is a process of realizations, reflections, surrenders and empowerment. Over the next couple of posts I will walk you through ‘finding your own style’.
Yes, start purging your closet because it does start with feeling ‘joy’ for each object in your closet. If you’re overwhelmed by this idea, start by watching Marie Kondo’s inspiring Netflix series ‘Tiding Up’! Remember, it’s one step at a time! Not only will you find your style, you might just find yourself!
Items to wear this Fall are:
Over the knee boots
Wine colored anything
Off the shoulder sweaters
Athletic hoodies & pants
Monochromatic top and pants or dress and duster
Pastel outfit with gray or black boots
+photo credit-pinterest, stylebistro
When I do anything, and I mean any thing, I think about all the details. Honestly, it’s how I function in my life. From my house, to planning a party, working with clients, and especially what I wear, I do think about every tiny detail. I’m in my head saying, ‘nope that’s not right’ or ‘oh that’s it’, ‘ok now that changes this’…so everything becomes a process.
What I know is that I’m really good at taking into account all the details. I don’t look at most rooms as being ‘done’ as our styles are constantly changing and evolving. I do the same process with my outfits. I don’t usually wear the same outfit in the same way. I like to mix it up to stay on trend, for fun and fitting into the occasion.
Here is my example of taking ‘the details’ into account.
A Denim & Diamond Fundraiser
Layered sparkly necklaces
Silver skirt becomes a neutral
Nude heels to elongate
Top had embellishments but more for me!
Made my own belt and held together with a pin
Hair needed sparkle as well
DIY gold nails
My brightest clutch
DKNY denim topped off the look
This outfit was a big success at the event and I got a lot of attention for taking some chances and paying attention to the details.
I promise you if you pay attention and take time with how you’re wearing clothing and go the extra mile with your accessories and hair, you’ll look fabulous and enjoy yourself so much more!! Go ahead, what are you waiting for, start working it girl!
Fall is when we pile on the layers. When shopping for Fall clothing, take into account your Basics and the Trends. Basics are those staples that you already own: jeans, leggings, sweaters, scarves, button downs, boots and coats. Trends are items that make your basics more specific: what kind of cuts, and popular colors & fabrics found on the runway. Some items are timeless and will never change, the classics: black leggings, jean shirts, trench coats, white button downs, ballerina flats and boots. Rule of thumb, stick with the basics, always have the classics and add a couple trendy items. Most trends come around sooner or later, so if you buy an expensive trendy item, hold on to it!
Wine or Claret
Trends this Fall
Sneakers with any outfit
Off the shoulder
Over the knee boots
You can always wear: jean jackets, chunky sweaters, black turtle necks, tan trench coats & boots! Happy Fall Dressing
Spring has arrived and I love the lighter layers paired with open toed shoes and light colors. It’s all so refreshing, careless and cool. Stripes never looked so good with this seasons hottest shoe, a sporty sneaker. Matchy matchy is out- add a shoe with color for that added interest. Dig out those shorts as they go with everything from dressy to tomboy casual. The key is the balance of the outfit. If you have baggy shorts then wear a tighter tank with a loose white blouse button up and eye catching sandals. We all know spring temps are unpredictable so go with lighter layers that you can wrap around your waist or shoulders. Don’t forget to lighten your make up and hair can be more casual and fun!