07 November 2008
The Art of Style
In my blog, fashion images are routinely coupled with philosophical words, but to give you breather in-between discussions on the human behavior and world issues, I thought today we could talk about fashion itself. As well as, The Search for Chic requested previously, in comment, for me to talk about personal style, and while I am no master of style itself, here is what I know, what I have been taught, and what I have learned.
Do not worry about getting fashion wrong, there is no wrong in fashion, only opinions. Focus instead on experimentation and the mastery of your own personal style. If you make attempts to imitate another’s style you will only limit yourself and silence your unique point of view which is your power to create a style that is all your own.
This is not to say you can’t take inspiration from others, but know that if you follow a trendsetter, because you wish to be like them, you will never be and cannot until you stop following the trends they set and create your own. Then, and only then, will you be a trendsetter just as they are.
If people think you’re doing fashion all wrong, not only is that merely an unjustified opinion, but you should know you’re doing something right. If people always understand and commemorate another’s clothes, there is very little that is fascinating about being commonly predictable and pleasant. Instead dare to fearlessly mystify, surprise, excite, and baffle society with what you wear.
Most importantly though, who you are as a person most often reflects in your dress, so do not only concern yourself with the matters of fashion, but rather always take time to nurture your internal style, as doing so will enhance and personalize your exterior style.
What are your thoughts about fashion, and personal style? If you're being completely honest, do you care what others think of your style and/or outfit esembles? How would you describe your personal style or do you feel you haven't found your own personal style yet? Do you have any style icons or people who you look to for ideas in fashion? Other thoughts?
Photo Credits: Photographer Sandra Freij via www.lundlund.com.