I am Fashion. Are you?

Ok, so as a girl who has a crazy obsession with reading fashion magazines day after day (I mean who doesn’t!?) I got to thinking about what “true style” or “true fashion” really is? Although many would consider themselves as “followers” and swear by sticking to trend after trend, I see myself as more of a mover and a shaker. Why is this you ask, well it’s not because I think I’m the bees knees or see myself as the most stylish gal in the world, it’s because I don’t feel the need to stick to rigid trends just to be considered fashionable or stylish.

Now don’t get me wrong, being a small town girl means that I have made plenty of style mistakes over the years (who hasn’t!?) but now as a more travelled & educated girl at the lovely and young age of 22, I have finally become comfortable enough in my own skin to rock any style or look I want. How you ask? Well that’s easy to answer; it’s from finding and defining my own style. Oh yes, style icons are not my thing because I consider myself as a style icon, for me and only me.

Fashion shouldn’t be about sticking to what celebrities are wearing or about what magazines tell us to wear. It’s about being exposed to these things and interpreting them and making them our own. We all have a unique style and this is the one you should embrace because this is the one that you can rock season after season! Now don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait for all the stores to unleash their spring collections, but this is so I can find statement pieces that suit me and that I can wear year after year.

My advice to you? Embrace your own style. Who cares what anyone else thinks as long as you are comfortable enough to say, I’m making a statement for me and nobody else! People sometimes look at the clothes I wear and you know what I do? I hold my head high and smile, because I am rocking my look and that’s all that matters.
I mean can any of you really define what style you are? I ask myself every day what style I am and I can’t pinpoint it?! You know why? Because I don’t stick to a rigid style, there is no word for my style except that it’s my style! I mean my style in words is a mix of preppy girl meets prairie girl meets hippy girl meets American girl meets chic girl!? I mean wooooah! I know I’m a lover of talking but that’s a mouthful! But what is yours?

I guess what I’m trying to say is, define your own style. Have your take on what fashions we are exposed to and let you and your personality shine through because I promise you this, this is what will make you remember able as a style icon and I promise you, you will be forever comfortable in your own skin and who you are.

Things are depressing enough in this country without us worrying about how we look to add to it. Be yourself and shine in this recession. Make your stamp on the world.

Let inspirations just be inspirations, you should be whoever you want to be!

Be your own style icon xoxo

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