“Fashion is what you buy, style is what you do with it.” – Unknown
The world of fashion is as diverse as the world in general. Everyone has their own style, role models and fashion sense. I wasn’t a trendsetter in my teens, nor am I one now. However what I do have is a desire to learn, an idea of what I like and the drive to use clothing as a tool to improve myself. In my opinion, clothing should reflect your personality, regardless of where your day may take you. If you are hiding in your clothes instead of having them enhance you, then we need to correct that.
I’m not a fashion expert, nor will I tell you what the trends are nor what they will be. If I had to describe my style I would say I have a classic look, however lately it’s been much, much more relaxed. (Hello leggings.) However when I was working out of the office instead of the bedroom, I wore jeans 95% of the time and then used that fashion staple as a way to make my personality shine.
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe
Following a work guideline of business casual, I enhanced my jeans with colorful flats, flattering tops, and statement jewelry. I layered tops with cardigans or blazers, included scarves and necklaces and changed up my handbags to coordinate with my outfit and the aesthetic I was striving for.
Was it going to get me on the cover of Vogue magazine? No. However did it make me feel like me and allow me to tackle my job with confidence? Absolutely. Was I ready for an emergency meeting or even an unexpected client visit? You bet. I felt confident and was able to tackle my day without worrying about the image I was radiating.
So going forward, I would like to provide you with little tips and tricks on things you can do to take your basic style and enhance it where YOU feel you need to enhance it. I’m not a stylist but I’m willing to provide any advice asked of me and ensure you wear your clothes, and not hide in them.
Be strong, be beautiful, be you.