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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Style Files

As if my hodgepodge blog needed any more categories, here I go starting a new one. I call it:


Fashion and style have always ranked highly in my personal hierarchy of needs. I mean, I wouldn't say I live, eat, breathe, sleep fashion, but I do think that one's personal style is the world's first look (and impression) of that individual, so yeah, it's pretty dang importantnot necessarily to seek approval from the world, but to give the world an insight into the person that you are.

The clothes that you wear, the haircut that you choose and the accessories you pile on are all reflections of who you are. I do believe that dressing yourself every morning (or evening) is an Art. You can choose to wow, blend in, contrast, not care (and look like you don't care), impress, shock, or even inspire the people you pass by each day. Most importantly, it's your choice. You look professional because you choose to look professional. You look sloppy because you choose to not care. Whether you admit it or not, every stitch of clothing (or lack thereof) on your body was chosen solely by you. YOU chose to keep that item in your wardrobe and put it on today.

Whether you choose to accept it or not, you are a part of the fashion industry the moment you put a piece of clothing onand that piece instantly tells us something about the person that you are.

In order to develop your personal style you must find and wear things that make you feel like you. I am a staunch advocate of individuality. The ones who look the most stylish, chic, hip, current and put together are usually the ones who look entirely like themselves no matter what they wear. These people radiate a confidence and identity that we can't ignore. We see how their outfits and pieces work for them, even if we wouldn't necessarily wear those pieces ourselves. Don't let the pieces wear you, and you must make the trends work for you. I firmly believe that personal style trumps trends and fashion any day, hands down, no contest. I also firmly believe that

fashion is for everyone.

This is a big reason why I decided to start this series. I've "been in fashion" for a few years now, and have been an expert on myself for as long as I can remember, and have been dressing myself accordingly since. I consider myself lucky.

I've had the fortune to be exposed to fashionto options available to me. To even more choices I can make. Throughout the years I have been lucky enough to see what's out there, try them on and make them work for meand because I really do believe that fashion is for everyone, I want to share all these wonderful things that I see with you.

This new series will share things image-, style- and fashion-related. I will share with you the things that I buy (and only wish I could buy), things that are given to me as presents, my current obsessions, fashion projects and the stories behind them, and shopping tips, tricks and treats.

I hope that within this new series, you find not only something that would help you to enhance and accentuate your wardrobe, but also that you find the courage to be and dress who you arethe courage to do you for you.

So in the wise words of my Twin, if you want to get somewhere, you need only do three things:

Get up. Dress up. Show up.


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