“Be a voice not an echo!”
No matter who you are, where you’re from, your style says a lot about you. Whether you use your style to stand out or you use it to blend in, somehow your personality seems to shine through in what you’re wearing.
Style is not something that is as exciting to some as it is to others, but even if you don’t care about all the latest trends or styles, my guess that there is still some piece of you that wants to look great and make the most of yourself (even if you don’t know how to do that).
With anything there are always going to be some that seem to have an affinity to be more stylish than others, but it doesn’t mean that because it doesn’t come naturally to you that you can’t learn it and become better at it.
Just the fact that you are reading this blog tells me that you do care…so how do you translate that into taking some action? Looking at how others style things (whether that’s in a magazine, in a blog, on Instagram or Pinterest or on TV doesn’t matter), just seeing the realm of possibilities when it comes to style, knowing where you can buy things, and how to piece together an outfit will become easier and easier over time.
I have known people over the years that buy certain designers because they think that if they are buying that designer means they are being stylish – the problem with that is that I have found that not everything a certain designer works for any one person. They are catering to the masses and therefore some styles are not going to suit your body type, coloring or personality. Also seeing a mannequin in a store wearing a full outfit again doesn’t mean that the full outfit is going to work for you. The key to styling any outfit is to know beforehand what your body type is, figure out which styles work for you so that you kind of have an idea what will and won’t work for you. Then comes the fun part, you can start looking at different colors, patterns, adaptions on the styles that work for you and finally accessories & shoes (or if you’re like me, the shoes usually come first).
I do like to check out certain stores, follow their latest released styles and see which ones will work for me. I do know what I love, and have an idea how I want to put a piece together into an outfit before I buy anything. Knowing what you have in your closet is always helpful because then you don’t get home and realize you already have something similar to what you just bought. I have been loving that mustard yellow color recently and after I went on a recent shopping trip, when I got home I realized I had pretty much just been buying things I already had (no wonder I loved them so much 😉 )
My outfit today features a custom made T shirt from a fellow blogger in the UK (don’t you just love it), some amazingly comfortable and chic palazzo pants that I recently got from DownEast Basics (one store I love to check out because they have affordable, modest and stylish pieces), a cute little cross body bag that I picked up in NY and some sandals from last year.
You can shop the pants by clicking here
You can find the blogger and shop the Tee by clicking here
You can find a similar cross body bag by clicking here
You can find some similar sandals by clicking here
You can shop some similar sunglasses by clicking here
Whatever your personality, don’t be afraid to express it through your style. Your comfort zone didn’t start out as it is now, at some point in your life you weren’t afraid to try something new…what have you got to lose? Be You! Be Unique! Be Bold!
Happy Humpday – hope your week is fabulous!