It refers to the way you choose to live out your authenticity. It is a carefully curated physical representation of the essence of your being. Style is molecules of you dispersed carefully into reality. With that passionate tirade over, I think its safe to say im pretty much head over heels in love with it. Because I am in love with being who I am as well. I talked about signature style in one of my earlier posts and I mentioned how knowing your signature style is important especially when it comes to looking presentable and put together. So I figured I’d just do a whole series on signature style and the various style personas we have out there. Lets get into it.
On a basic level we all understand what style is. For instance, no human would go on a job interview or a wedding not looking their best or whatever they refer to as their best, best nonetheless (im kidding, truly im kidding lol). For me, style is who you are, what you do, who and what you gravitate towards, the totality of your being and the visual, physical and artistic representation of that concept and ideology of how you perceive yourself. Kind of like your energy signature. It’s the unique way that you and only you can put yourself forward. I think that from that, you can come up with reasons as to why knowing your style is important. So let’s get into how to figure out your personal style.
I know sometimes it’s difficult to put your finger on something specific and be like yes this is exactly what I am, that’s cuz we are multidimensional beings and we were not created to fit into any given box. We were created for freedom. This is personally my favourite type of stylish person, the one who is versatile and adaptable, I mean they’re so interesting right? This type of person usually has a core style which could be referred to as their style DNA, this usually ends up being very timeless and classic, whatever timeless and classic means for the individual. This is the DNA that they eventually use although they dip their feet into other styles, the DNA remains unchanged and translates itself into whatever persona is the flavour for the day.
I think now we can say we are pretty clear on what style means from my unique point of biew. I’ll leave you with a few of my favourite style quotes…
“It’s a new era in fashion, there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style – wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels and up and coming designers all together.” – Anonymous
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Style is an instant language.” – Miuccia Prada
“Personal style is something each of us already has; all we need to do is find it.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
“Fashion is a trend. Style lives within a person.” – Oscar de la Renta
“The joy of dressing is an art.” – John Galliano
“Style is much more interesting than fashion really.” – Marc Jacobs
“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. Style is what you choose.” – Lauren Hutton
“Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” – Bill Blass
“Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.” – Kimora Lee
“Style means being curious and having the confidence to choose what you love.” – Oma Ford
“Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose.” – G. Bruce Boyer
“Style – all who have it share one thing: originality.” – Diana Vreeland
“Style is a deeply personal expression of who you are, and Everytime you dress, you at asserting a part of yourself.” – Nina Garcia
Until next time!
Yours truly, Chalya.