Hey y'all! By the time you are reading this, it will be FriYAY! Get Excited People!
I want to preface this post, nae - this entire BLOG, with this statement: I am by no formal means an authority on any subject I have, am, or will Blog/Vlog about. At all. I am just a girl from Texas, living her life, and that life just happens to include a deep love and completely organic/uneducated understanding of "Style" (So subjective, and I, like I am trying now to explain, am no expert.) I have a deep love for the written word, and writing words, especially regarding books, music, and clothing. And lastly, I have been told the majority of my life that I have a good eye when it comes to Styling and Shopping and the Wearing of the Things. Hence; I have a frivolous little bloggy thingy where I say things like, "OMG! These jeans are FAB!"
To recap: Not an Authority on Anything, Loves to Hear Herself Type, Just a Girl Sitting in front of a Computer asking it to Give Her all the Clothing on Her Pinterest Boards. K? K!
Finding Your Personal Style! Part I - The Basics
The most important element to knowing what your style is, is knowing who you are and what you love! Being comfortable in your clothes, starts with being comfortable in your own skin. Confidence is key! In case no one told you today: YOU ARE FABULOUS!
Now let's get to the Clothes!
When I hear the phrase, "Personal Style" a few people come to mind; First up - Anna Wintour: That Bob. Those Sunnies. Those Manolos. Rachel Zoe: Those Platforms, The Jewelry, The juxtaposition of Boho and Structured. Audrey Hepburn: Cigarette Pants. Ballet Flats. All the Gorgeous Givenchy!
I could go ON & ON! Perhaps I am just a collector of Muses? That is good for you, my dear!
Who is your Muse? What styles do you gravitate towards? What items in your current rotation make you feel the most confident? Which items make you feel the most BLAH?? (Throw them out RIGHT NOW! .... I will wait .... ) Take every single item out of your closet and truly look at it. Why did you purchase it? How often do you wear it? Does it still fit? Is it still relevant?
Now; once you have culled your current wardrobe of all the drab, boring, too small/big, not-your-best-self-fabulousness, you can go back to the Muse question for inspiration! This can be a person, a celeb, an idea of what you want to be;hone in on that and replace the thrown out items with only items that make You feel like the absolute best version of You! If that is an all black and grey wardrobe - I say: Go For it Babe! You Do You! If a shocking shade of yellow makes you feel like you can conquer the entire world - "ROCK IT, SISTER!" (I shout in complete love at you from behind my Sunnies!)
Now for my Favorite Thing - Let's Go Shopping!!
RULE NUMBER ONE - The Fit is Queen. Say it with me - The Fit is Queen! GOD SAVE THE FIT! Wait, that one got away from me ... OKAY! >> If you are tugging, pulling, constantly fixing - Girl, throw it away, put it down, or go get it tailored! Don't even waste your precious time fiddling with a garment all day, Nope. You are too busy slaying for all that nonsense! While you are in the dressing room, do the bend-test, too much boob? Too low in the back? Nope. Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Take Home. No one wants to see ANY of all that! And lastly, if it is too tight - size up! No one will know, but they will know that you look FAB! And seriously, just as age is just a number, so is the one on that tag! You and I both know we could buy the same size shirt at three different stores and we'd take back two of 'em! Don't let those numbers get ya down!! The Fit is Queen!
Here is the not-so-secret-secret to Personal Style - It is just YOU magnified! It is what makes you the happiest on the inside shown in fabric on the outside! Your "Personal Style" is already inside of You, she just needs a little Soul-Searching to be brought to life! This will be trial and error, there will be days when you hate what you are wearing because you didn't take the time to try it on prior to wearing it and you had no time to change... Yes, this happened to me last Friday, in fact. See - Not an expert. Just sharing my little piece of advice on my little piece of the interwebs.
Until next time!
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