Contrary to Tyler Durden’s philosophy, you CAN be a unique snowflake… beautiful because of the details. Celebrate what sets you apart, what’s most particular and true, and your own style will shine through.
Do you prefer bright colored clothes? Perhaps it’s to do with your positive thoughts. Or, if you have an eye for abstract prints, it’s likely that you have a bold personality.
If you move away from dark greys and blacks and wear the hot colors of today (I’m talking to you, Rose Quartz and Serenity), you are definitely a trendsetter and a change-maker. You’re friendly and people approach you for help with an ease. These soft colors radiate positive energy making you feel self-assured and confident.
If you play with prints, then you are nothing but bold. Outspoken and spontaneous, you don’t wish to be spoon-fed opinions from others. You’re seen as someone who knows it all and will express her individuality by using a creative mind to inspire and develop new ideas.
How about those of you who avoid color and embrace the classics? If black, grey, navy, white, and camel are your best friends, these colors are a symbol of age-old tradition. Hence, when you wear these shades, you are seen as a culture-loving, sophisticated person who is more urban and groomed.
But true style is more than just color. Your style communicates who you are in all you do, and consistency is power.
Today, I’m sharing my “MANIFESTO OF STYLE.” Tips I’ve learned over the years of dressing and re-dressing.
Style is multidimensional. Visual and sensual choices are driven by self-perception. Our image is a composite of our beliefs, history, and desires.
Style matters. The design of your life can inspire you or mire you. Every aesthetic and material choice sends a message to the world about who you are, and the world responds accordingly.
Pay attention to what attracts you. One of the most powerful questions you can ask is, What am I drawn to?
True style is not dependent on wealth, and wealth doesn’t necessarily create taste. Authenticity isn’t dependent on funding. Whether on a budget or on easy street, you owe it to yourself to find a way to be genuinely you.
Cheap is expensive in the long run. Why buy twice (or three times) when you can buy once? Commit to quality and it will commit to you.
Creativity + restraint = beauty. Overdone style leaves little room for newness, appreciation, or reciprocity. Hold back a bit. Allow for breathing space. Trust in the power of subtlety.
Contrast makes things interesting. Too much sameness dulls the senses. Put down the Kendra Scott earrings. Buy something from an art museum gift shop. Be unpredictable. Create a twist and ADORN DIFFERENTLY.