Independence Day - Developing your Signature Style
Written on the 1 July 2008 by Rachel Quilty of Jump the Q.
They say that ‘ those who do not know themselves adopt the current fashion’. Harsh words but there is an element of truth behind them!
Clearly to remain fashionable you need to combine aspects of current trends while maintaining a sense of self or signature elements. This is truly the home of the Brave!
Independence Day serves as a reminder that the individual is something which deserves to be protected. And often you have a better sense of yourself- when you elect not to follow the establishment.
When new season trends emerge, some of us are reluctant to adopt them as it seems too unfamiliar and we would rather remain unchanged. Or to the extreme, trends are quickly pounced on which create a startling eclectic portrait.
So where is the balance?
Our US Independence Day example would suggest establishing yourself as a person with individual style. Wars have been won and lost in the name of independence and nothing flies that flag better than maintaining a personal style which is truly yours.
Take from trends only those elements which suit your colouring and body shape. Updating your image is a reflection of your ability to change and grow. Old fashioned styles date not only the clothes but us. So select accessories or items that support your style, income and needs.
Taking on numerous trends at the one time could see you in the ‘What not to wear’ pages. So be selective and strategic in what you adopt. Developing a signature style allows you to choose from the trends items which support your over all look and are consistent with your personal style. This could mean you wear trousers and pick up trends in boots, shirts and accessories or wear always wear jackets and vary these depending on the fashion of the day. Signature style could be that you are also classically dressed and wear some dramatic on trend jewellery. Conservative, classic and still appealing to your sense of dramatic flair with a fashionable piece added.
While not everything red, white and blue is hot. Independence Day is a reminder that always following the dictates of others such as magazines and designers may not serve us. And we are likely to come into our own when we develop a strong sense of self and what is our preferred style.
Developing your signature starts with determining your fashion personality, body shape and reviewing the elements of design. These tips and techniques are outlined in Jump the Q’s Develop your Signature Style seminar.
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- Discovering your purpose.
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