I’ve come to the conclusion that style is not just about the clothes you wear, shoes you walk in (or try to walk in), or accessories you adorn yourself with. I think it’s much more than that. When I went searching for definitions for the word style I found two that I connected with. The first being I think the most commonly associated with the word: a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is designed. The second was this: a way of behaving or approaching a situation that is characteristic of or favored by a particular person.
Working off the notion that the way we dress affects the way we feel about ourselves, which then affects our behavior/decisions, the two definitions of style seem to go hand in hand.
Style is more than material things, but sometimes these things help us remember who we are and who we want to be.
I am forever involved in a battle against self-doubt, but I wear red lipstick because my Grandma told me I wear it well. I wear running shoes because I’ve been an athlete my entire life. I wear hats because my Dad has a penchant for them. More importantly I wear these things because I feel confident each time I do. I feel like myself, but more than that–I feel like an empowered leading lady. And why shouldn’t I? It’s my life. In the end the only one who truly has the power to stop me from being the best version of me is…you guessed it ME!
Through exploring my own interest in personal style, I hope to inspire you to play a leading role in your own life. I want to help you celebrate the many styles of you. You don’t have to commit to one “look” to be stylish. The truth is you’ve already got style. The trick is finding the confidence to be who you want to be and not be afraid to walk out the front door wearing it for everyone to see.
Don’t be afraid of a little thunder and lightning