What makes your look, your look? Or, do you ever look at a piece of clothing and say "Oh this looks like something <insert friend's name here> would wear!"? How does one cultivate a signature style that truly represents their personal tastes and creativity?
We've been working with women for quite some time helping develop their style, separate from trends or suggestions of what is considered "in or out". While it may seem relatively obvious, identifying and adhering to a personal style requires a fair amount of "I don't care, I love it!" attitude and a true self-perception. In order to create a signature style, one must be pretty impervious to trends that do not flatter and those that they flat-out don't like. We mean, being a 'slave to fashion' has to have its limits, right?!
Here are a few shopping rules we've found to be true all these years when it comes to having a true signature style:
1. A beautiful skirt --for example-- catches your eye, can you immediately say "Oh I LOOOOOVEEEE this!"? And then 20 minutes later, still say it?
If you answered YES to #1, you're like most of us who love shopping. We often LOVE something immediately, until sticker shock or practically set in, for example. If you're still in love with a piece after a good bit of ruminating, move on to question #2!