With Independence Day coming up I'd like to encourage you to celebrate your own Style Independence- that is, celebrate just being you! We're all unique and amazing in our own way, and as Karl Lagerfeld so eloquently put it, "personality begins where comparison ends."
Lady Gaga is a great (even if extreme) example of owning who she is and being herself. We live in a culture where everyone compares themselves to each other, to the magazines, to the celebrities on the big screen. It's downright frustrating, not to mention depressing. Yet when women can own who they are and celebrate their own unique beauty, then there is a real magic that happens. When we negate what we look like and talk negatively about ourselves (even if only to ourselves) we send a negative message that we're not good enough. When we stand in our power and love every inch of ourselves, cellulite and all, then we send a very different message. That message is empowering and helps us to embrace our female energy.
We're all born different. When we look around we see the perfection in others, but seldom recognize it in ourselves. Others are simply a mirror for your own beauty, although in reality you may look very different. All women are born beautiful. When you can take what you're given and play it up, dress to enhance your curves rather than try to hide your shape, show off your eyes, your hair, your legs and feel fabulous in the skin you're in, you'll begin to feel it.
What three things do you love about yourself?
How could you play them up to help you look amazing?
What makes you unique? What could you do to express that in your style to let others connect with you?
Show off who you are and just be YOU! 'Always be a first-rate version of yourself rather than a second rate version of someone else.'