What is Style?
Updated: Jul 3, 2019
Style is personal, your chosen skin, an extension of self. I know I may be going deep with this one...
To me- Style is about Self-expression, Self-esteem and sustainability.
Style is very personal. It is your chosen skin- an extension of self. I know I may be going deep with this one, but personal style is an important part of not only my life, but modern day life.
Expressing your style exudes confidence simply by default. It takes confidence to do that- to put yourself out there in that kind of visual way. But expressing your style is also a powerful narrative to tell a deeper story about our image and our planet because fashion is intimately connected to the environment.
I LOVE clothes. Clothing is a tool for me, an art, a passion. It is my favorite way to tell a story about who I am, what I value, a way to speak my truth.
There have been times in my life that getting dressed in something that I loved was my antidote to the stress that I was experiencing at that time. It was my medicine.
As a very visual & artistic person, this works for me. What I see on the outside can greatly affect me on the inside. It can act as the bridge to get me where I want to be (mental-emotionally).
Looking good, liking what I see in the mirror and how I feel in my clothes is so much more than superficial. When I’m wearing something good- I feel it in my skin; it’s visceral. But (BUT) it’s like this symbiotic relationship of beauty and meaning and emotion is felt much much deeper- like in my soul.
Shown here wearing 100% USED head-to-toe, a vintage silk bustier from one of my favorite consignment stores, Kostüm in Oakland, CA.
I hope you will join me in pledging to buy no new clothes for 90 days. You up for the challenge?
I am not saying not to shop. No. Not at all. Shopping surely can spark creativity and joy. I love the process of seeing, touching, feeling, and even dreaming about how I’m going to put it all together and for what.
But the less we shop brand new clothing, the more resources saved. And the less we consume what we are not going to use, the less demand placed on the fashion industry to produce faster, cheaper clothing. Spend the money. Buy what you love; buy what you’ll wear. Enjoy what you have.
But for at least 90 days, until September I will absolutely not be buying any brand new clothes. This is in partnership with Remake.
Photography by Nichole Kathryn Photography