Which leads me to why I believe style is so important.
Style is an authentic expression of your true essence. It's who you are when no one's looking. It's your past, your future, your beliefs and your choices all rolled into one. Therefore, when you're expressing yourself authentically through your style, it just makes sense that those who find similarities in their own style are automatically drawn to you. Friends. Clients. Partners.
When getting dressed, think about what story your outfit tells. Sure, anyone can pull on khakis and a sweater. But it's what you add that makes it all your own.
That scarf you bought at the Marche aux Puces? Perfect.
The necklace that belonged to your great-grandmother? Absolutely!
The shoes you found at Nordstrom Rack on sale? Of course.
All three? Why not? As long as they are a true reflection of you, what you value and what you choose to express.
Your style is deeply personal. It's like the evil twin of fashion. Fashion is fickle by nature, ever-changing and rendering former versions of itself obsolete. Style is eternal, timeless and always spot-on.
You get to choose what your style says about you, your heritage, your life, your dreams, your desires, your regrets...
So what's your story?
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