Style Commandment #2

Thy Shalt:  Create A Signature

Do you have something defining about how you dress or look? A red lip? A penchant for hats?

I was once described as, That woman who always wears dresses. A signature style is like your fashion calling card. Think of Gwen Stefani’s crimson lips; Anna Wintour’s bob; Iris Apfel’s glasses (and bracelets).

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Your signature style reveals something about you. To develop it, you must know yourself. What do you love? What is it that you reach for most often—jeans and a T-shirt, or a tweed suit à la Coco Chanel? What feels most authentically you?

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Sometimes you find your style; sometimes your style finds you. Older women often have standout style in spades because self-knowledge and self-acceptance go hand in hand when it comes to a unique style.

And the trump card in it all? Self-confidence.

Dressing to please yourself, and not others, is what real style is all about.

 

POST ARTWORK: Robert Best

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