While fashion says “me too”, style replies “only me”, and this is exactly what it is about. Style defines you, as an individual, and gives you your unique appearance with regards to the principles of elegance, behavior and charm that you want to build your life around. Style is a difficult thing to achieve for the inexperienced fashionista because it is more than trends. Style is a way of living. Style is the expression of who you are and who you want to be. In short, think of it as a way of branding yourself. How can you be your own brand everyday? This is what this article is going to present.
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Throw Stylish Gatherings
The first lesson of style is that, while style is your own, it isn’t something that is done for your own benefit: Your style is a self-expression of your personality that you share with others via your attitude, your choices, and your fashion outfits. In short, could there be a better way to be openly stylish than to throw exquisite gatherings that will educate your guests to your sense of style? Organizing a stylish party requires a lot of skills and preparation: Don’t think only about what to wear, there is more to style than your clothes. It’s about choosing the right venue, whether it is your garden or a location for hire, picking a sophisticated theme – you can probably forget everything about American Pie films in this instance – and making sure that everything remains exceptional, especially the food you choose to serve.
Beautiful serrano ham with melon tapas
When you think of style as a way of expressing your personality, it is difficult not to refer to the way you communicate. As a general rule of the thumb, stylish people are rarely seen swearing, so keep this in mind if you have to speak publicly. Additionally, the way you use written communication needs to reflect your principle of elegance in life: Choose handwritten notes whenever possible. While there is no doubt that you will need to practise your handwriting so that it looks sophisticated and elegant, you need to pay close attention to your use of the language too. Only impeccable grammar and spelling can be tolerated. If you can, investing in a choice of fine stationery will certainly impress your recipients.
Finally, while style is an expression of self that goes beyond fashion, it also includes your choice of clothing, haircut, and shoes. In short, paying strong attention to the promotion of elegant fashion where your clothes are perfectly fitted, if not custom-made to your shape, is essential. High-quality clothes that are not tacky is a key element of a stylish wardrobe. Choosing clothes that are permanently elegant and that emphasize your sense of personality as much as your shape is an art. Many people tend to focus strongly on the shape of their clothes, and in an attempt to make themselves look attractive, will prefer revealing clothes over a more sophisticated look. But when it comes to stylish wardrobe, this is 50% the clothes you wear and 50% the personality you express. So, don’t be a high-street fashion victim who looks like everyone else. Get inspiration from the red carpet dresses and the favorite outfits of dynamic and successful women around the world.
[…] Living in style doesn’t mean you have to spend your hard-earned cash on big brand names and designer outfits. Sure, you might feel a million dollars when you put on attire that has a four-figure price tag, but where’s the fun in buying an outfit that some celebrity wore to her latest red-carpet showing? Don’t follow trends just because it’s the hip thing to do. Not only are you just copying someone else’s style, you’re also wasting money on ridiculous clothing that probably doesn’t even suit your body type and style. In other words: define your own style. Wear clothes you enjoy and forget what all the haters say. Comfort is one of the most important aspects when it comes to making your own style. If you wear some fancy outfit that all your friends are wearing but you feel as if you can’t even breathe, then it’s not for you. Wear clothes that are comfortable, put on garments that feel and look great in your eyes, and show it off with confidence. […]