Do you have a style icon?
What is the use of having a style icon anyway?
There are some good reasons to find a style icon to help you along your style journey (and remember that your style will always be a journey, never a destination).
- Inspiration – they can inspire you to improve your style. They can inspire you to up your style game. They can inspire you to try different outfits one, putting items you already own together in new ways. Notice what they are wearing and see if you can replicate their outfit with your own clothes. Notice the details in their outfits – maybe you see an outfit as simple as a pair of jeans, a shirt and a jacket – why is theirs more stylish? Well maybe there is some sort of detail or embellishment on the shirt (unlike the one you have which is plain), maybe their jacket fits well and yours has sleeves that are too long as they engulf your hands, maybe their styles are more formal and you tend to wear jeans with a more relaxed shoe. See how outfits are put together, but also be aware of the individual elements of each garment and accessory and how it is put together to make up a ‘whole’.
- Details – someone who is a style icon will have gotten their details right. As they say – the devil is in the details – and getting these right can make a huge difference in improving your style.
- Grooming – their grooming is always good. Very often our own grooming is kind of ignored, or we just do as little as we feel is necessary – yet when you look at your style icon, the grooming will always be to a higher standard – that’s partly how they have become a style icon. Why is grooming so hard to maintain? Well, when we are tired or sick or pushed for time, grooming is usually the first thing that goes and yet it has such a great impact on your overall look.
Finding a Style Icon
Is there someone out there whose style you admire?
How about with your colouring? Do searches on the colour properties of your colour palette – often using the “seasonal” names of winter (cool, deep and bright), spring (warm, light and bright), summer (cool, soft and light) and autumn (warm, deep and toasted) will get you more options, you will often find though that many celebrities don’t wear flattering colours a lot of the time!
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