Psychology today says about style:
“Whatever else it is, style is optimism made visible. Style presumes that you are a person of interest, that the world is a place of interest, that life is worth making the effort for. True style, in addition to being irrevocably social, is even morally responsible.
Style is psychologically subversive; it exposes the American ambivalence over good looks. It always demonstrates that appearances do count. Deep down we suspect this, since we ourselves make judgments about others from how they look.
In the end, style is fundamentally democratic. It assumes every person has the potential to create a unique identity and express it through grooming and a few well-chosen clothes. Yet style is also aristocratic. It sets apart those who have it from those whose dress is merely utilitarian. It announces to the world that the wearer has assumed command of herself.”
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” Gore Vidal
“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Orson Welles
“Style” is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.” John Fairchild
“What is style? It is an effortless confidence in being yourself, it is a way of putting yourself together according to your mood and what you want to project. Personal style appears to come naturally for some, but for others it can take a while to find it!” Diane van Furstenberg
“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” Yves Saint Laurent
“Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches.” Logan Pearsall Smith
Fashion = What is on the runway and in the shops in other words ‘trends’. Next season or next years the trend will be over so really fashion can be a waste of money.
Style = Something you may have bought many years ago that you still wear and it makes you feel confident and well dressed.
Buying something fashionable means buying what the shops are selling and everyone can do that. Style is incorporating a piece into your wardrobe so it becomes you. Fashion-victims are the sort of people you see wearing 5 different trends at once but the clothes are wearing them. Your personality is reflected in your style, this is sometimes easier said than done. Many of us are figuring out who or what they are style-wise. You need to figure out what ‘style’ brings out your personality, what ‘fits’ you and what makes you feel confident and gives you the feeling that you can take on the world.
At Tara’s Designer Exchange we work with you to help you find your style. As your personal stylist I can help you define your style and find pieces for you that enhance your natural style and beauty.