We can all recognise style when we see it on other people, in pictures in a magazine, online or in real life. Perhaps at work, at an event or even just someone we pass in the street. When we see someone well-dressed we are attracted to their image because they emit positive energy. They appear to stand taller, to have more confidence and look effortlessly put together.
If only I could wear that, or how do they do it? We all have that friend or know someone who just seems to nail it every time. Was she just born with natural style? No, she wasn't. She learned it somewhere along the way.
Style is subjective, personal and unique to each and every one of us. What makes you feel fantastic when you wear it today may not make you feel the same tomorrow. I don’t mean get rid of it! I mean a truly stylish person knows what to wear to suit the demands and events of her day and no two days are ever the same! I’m sharing with you my observations and habits of stylish people.
For decades we have become conditioned by marketing that when we see clothes or accessories in images, it is all about making that purchase. We can even feel inferior and unfashionable by not shopping, such is the persuasion of the messaging, “Must Buy” and “This season’s hottest look” etc.
Great style doesn’t just happen. Style is about creating your own look. In contrast, fashion is about wearing what a brand or someone, possibly an Instagram influencer, is dictating to you. Your style will evolve as you become more confident. To become more sustainable, look at the images or people you are drawn to and ask yourself ‘do I already have something similar so I create this look from what I already have?’
It’s how you feel about what you are wearing that truly matters most. With a little planning, commitment, along with some very important ‘me’ time and self-value, it’s amazing how much we can all 'up' our style factor.