Thoughts on StyleThe idea behind this post has been brewing in the back of my brain for a few months now. Style.

I read this list a few weeks ago and thought that it had some good merit to it. It didn’t list following trends and splurging on the 10 must haves for every closet, both of which I think are a little dumb. It listed good practice.

Style really is about knowing yourself and being able to hone that into good habits.

Something that I love about fashion is that 2 people can take the exact same item and each turn it into something that is individually their own. That’s style.

In the fall I watched the documentary Iris. If you haven’t watched it yet, you are completely missing out. This woman epitomizes style. She knows who she is. She knows what she likes. And she doesn’t let others dictate how she should look. She really is just an inspiration on how to live.

So many favorite quotes, but I loved “I didn’t give a damn about going to the party or being at that party. I was getting dressed for the party. And there’s truth and poetry in that.” High fives all around for anyone that can relate!

If you want more gems from this woman, check out this link of some of her best quotes.

Style is about breaking free of the cookie cutter look of the day. You should not look like the other 10 people around you when you go out into the world. That’s boring.

Style is about giving you confidence in who you are because you feel good about how you look. And here comes another reference to something I watched (I told you this post has been brewing for a while),  this interview with Amy Schumer. It was a little jarring, in the most refreshing sense of the word, to see this interview. To see Amy Schumer speak about how clothing and style has affected her and her confidence and self worth. It was a bit of a light bulb moment for me.

I always knew that I was connected to clothing, but I never really realized exactly why or what it was about it that I connected to. This interview put it in very perspective for me. It allows us to put the best versions of ourselves out into the world. It gives us that extra boost of confidence when we feel good about what we are wearing. And if we are scared of it, it has the power to make us feel inadequate or uncomfortable in our own skin. That’s a little bit of the dark side.

But I think that can be combatted by people starting to own their individuality and style.

Find what makes you feel like the best version of yourself, and follow that path. You do not have to be a slave to the trends of today, actually, I would encourage you to never do that. Break rules. Do not be intimidated by clothes and fashion. They can be great friends in boosting your confidence when you fully embrace them and understand your relationship with them.

Find clothing that elevates you to feel like you can conquer the world. That may be a badass pair of jeans and sweater for one, and a hand painted silk dress for someone else. Don’t let what others expect you to look like define your self expression.

And seriously. Go watch Iris. It is incredible.


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