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S is for Style

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

What is style?  Most of the people I see want to have style and look stylish – yet they will all dress differently.  Style is not about a particular look, but the way you put together your clothing and accessories that suits your unique personality.   Style is the best expression of you.   To be stylish there are elements that need to work together to create a cohesive appearance.  My image consultant training business partner and I came up with the following elements to help our clients become stylish.

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My style is different from your style.  We may like some of the same things but will put them together or wear them in our own way.  Your style may be completely different, but it doesn’t mean that you’re not stylish and I am.

When I’m working with a client, it’s never about my personal style (though of course my taste will come into it to an extent).  It’s about my client, what they love, who they want to be, how they want to be perceived, the fabrics, the colours, the patterns, the details that work for them.    This aspect of style was one that I realised is super important, after (in my pre-image consulting days) trying to emulate the dressing style of a friend who I thought looked super, but on me was all wrong.  I realized then it worked for her because it was a true reflection of her personality and worked with her body shape and colouring, not mine.

Discovering this made me realize that when I did my image training I wanted emphasis on discovering who the person is inside and how to express that authentically on the outside.  It’s all very well to know your body shape, but if you don’t know who you are and how you can express your personality with your clothing you’ll only ever be part way to style.

How would you describe style?

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