|Top: Hanes (men), Scarf: gift, Skirt: J Jill Thrifted, Boots: Spiegel (had for 10 years or so!)|
While he was explaining to me WHAT exactly he was looking for, D would say, "I don't want to wear the EXACT same thing everyone else is wearing; but I don't want to stick out either." Which prompted me to pop out a jewel of wisdom, "In other words you want to FIT in, not BLEND in!"
Fitting or Blending?
I think that's how most of us approach our sartorial choices. We want to be appropriate for the situation, but we don't want to blend into the crowd like a modern day Stepford wife. I loathe the thought of wearing the "uniform" that everyone else is wearing. I think that's why my mind is taking me to the idea of a signature style. Because it's situation appropriate; but it's uniquely me.
Trends, in my opinion, are boring. Because they don't speak to WHO the wearer is. They say, "I want to look like everyone else." Personal style says, "I want to look like me". Signature style says, "When you see this, you think of me!"
Think about it...what do you think of when you think of Sacramento? SKIRTS!
Bella? Heart shaped sun glasses!
Shey? To the knee full skirts!
Paula and Vanessa? LOTS of color!
These women have such distinct signatures that, though I've never met any of them in person, I can walk through a store and see a garment and think of one of them. Their signature has left that much of an impression.
What's ONE style item that you're drawn to over and over?