Style is Not About Wearing the Latest Fashion




Fashion is Not Style

Fashion is what is available in stores right now.  It’s ever changing.  It’s not about you.  It’s not about what suits you.

Take the bits of current fashions that suit  you, your colouring, your style, your body, your personality, your lifestyle.   Leave the rest.

Sometimes nothing in the current fashion may suit.  Don’t worry, a new fashion, a new expression, cut or shape, colour or pattern will be right around the corner.  Fashions constantly change.

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Think about who you are as a person and how you want to express this through your outfits.

Put on your favourite outfits and photograph them.  Note down the shapes of the garments and how those shapes relate to your body.

Think about the details of the garments:

  • Fabric
  • Fit
  • Structure
  • Pattern
  • Colour
  • Drape
  • Texture
  • Detail
  • Embellishment

What do you love about this outfit?

How does wearing this outfit make you feel?

If you had to describe your look in a few words what would they be?

Note down your answers to these.  Where are the themes?  What do all your favourites have in common?

Pearls and Jeans
For example, here in this simple outfit of a white shirt with jeans and pearls I love the soft fabric of the blouse and the sheer spotty chiffon sleeve. I like the modern setting for these pearls, it stops them from looking too old fashioned and conservative. The blouse and pearls dress up the casual nature of the jeans. There is a little quirk and individuality in the pieces which express who I am.

Not sure what you love?  Not sure what suits? Then start on your 7 Steps to Style journey and discover what it is that you really love and what really works for you.  All the answers are there.

Further Reading

My Style Muse is 94 from The Essentials of Fabulous

Get inspired with these 15 Instagrammers (none who are under 50 years old)

Discover Lisa’s process for creating outfits

Style and Fashion from an anthropological aspect

Style is not anti-intellectual

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