I hear this all the time- You look great in that but I can’t pull it off or other excuses like I am too short, too tall, too fat, too thin to pull that off. It’s very easy to go down that self-depreciating rabbit hole. However, when you learn how to become empowered over your clothes, you will reclaim your joy and confidence over your personal style. When you achieve this, you will find peace in your body and mind. To be successful at looking put together, first we need to feel confident in ourselves and our choices. There are no strict rules here. It is what brings you the most joy. It is also about your taste, preferences and desires. You really are your own best stylist.
Your first assignment is to stand in front of a mirror and make some observations about yourself.
The science behind style is the reason why things look proportional, flattering, visually appealing and expensive. The way a garment or completed look is styled to show your personality is where the art of style comes into play.
Let’s start with the word style. That word means so many things. As it refers to Fashion, it is defined as
the state of being popular
I was a bit shocked when I looked it up
I prefer this definition. It was used in reference to writing
a distinctive manner of expression
Yes, to me style is about expression. That is how you show who you are without saying a word. It is quite powerful. For instance, if you are dressed in all leather head to toe, I would think you are not a vegan. We make judgements about someone within the first 60 seconds of meeting them.
The science of dressing with style is about proportion, color and how you put that together. There are actual strategies here that take the guess work out of it for us.
I would love to hear the answers to your assignment. Please share in the comments section.
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This chart is actual body measurements to help guide you to the right size. Since our clothing is relaxed fit, please ask if you are not sure. For instance some of the Modal Styles you will want to buy a size smaller.