The Style Rules I Support

I’m not a fan of fashion rules (see no. 3) but sometimes they’re a good thing to have. These guidelines have helped me immensely and I hope they help you also:

1. Love what you wear
If you love what you wear it doesn’t matter whether or not you’re in style. You feel gorgeous whenever you
wear it and confidence comes naturally.

2. Be confident
Beauty is nice to look at, while confidence glows in a multidimensional sort of way. If you don’t have it now, don’t let it get you down. Confidence is one of those things you can fake until it’s true.

3. Break a couple of rules
Everyone is willing to scoff at stupid fashion rules (don’t wear white after labor day, don’t wear horizontal stripes). But women tend to religiously hold onto the ones that help them achieve our cultural standard of beauty. Something’s very admirable about a woman who is confident in whatever she wears and however it makes her look. Try it, it’s kind of fun.

4. Don’t be a slave to fashion
There’s nothing wrong with buying the latest “it” piece if it’s something that you truly love. The problem is when you’re buying stuff you half like because it’s in trend or stop wearing something because it just went out of style.

5. Respect yourself and others
Never cheapen yourself or disregard others for the sake of style. Dress like your worth something.

6. Be unique
It might be a couple of bizarre pieces that only you would consider wearing. You might stock up on ethnic clothes from your travels or the right thrift store. Maybe it’s your entire style that no one can name. Whatever it is, it’s yours.

7. Don’t quit just ‘cause it’s hard
If your buying stuff that’s truly your style don’t expect it to be easy. Eventually your going to want something that’s hard to come by. It might have gone out of fashion a while back, be a bit to exotic, or be something you thought of yourself. Whatever it is you need it, but it’s so difficult to obtain.  Don’t give up. Once you get it, it’s only going to mean more to you.

8. Admire other’s taste
Nothing makes you look more like a snob then wrinkling your nose at someone else’s outfit. Try to see what they see in it and appreciate the diversity of clothing styles.

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"Why would someone want to make another fashion blog?"

Well, first off I doubt you can call this a fashion blog, since I’ve never really been on board with the whole fashion concept. I wouldn’t call this a style blog either, I like to be unique and I don’t think most people would appreciate my preference toward rather dark and old fashioned clothing.

I’m  a bit different, so I intend this blog to also be a bit different. I don’t have a dramatic story about why I decided to start writing about this subject. It’s just something that I love. What started as going grocery shopping in princess outfits and ripping apart dresses (hey, it was to long) has turned into being inspired by historical fashions and altering my own clothing.

I’m a bit more adventurous with my style then most. I view outfits as creative art and considering the popularity of fashion media I doubt that I’m the only one who does. So many girls and women spend so much time and money keeping up with trends, and to be blunt, I don’t think that the outcome is very impressive. Just go to the mall and you’ll see that almost every girl under the age of 25 is wearing leggings, a sweatshirt, and UGGs. It’s the reason I dislike magazines and am not a fan of any blogs other then street style.

I’m not going to be talking about the latest fashion show, giving you tips for dressing a “pear shape”, or recommending 15 cute party dresses. If you want that kind of advice there are countless other sources about every imaginable subject relating to fashion and clothes. What I hope to do with this blog is to help you in finding your personal style. A lot of people care about their clothes and I believe that many of them want to express themselves through their outfits, it’s just easier to play it safe then to try something different.

I want to encourage you to leave an impression and view your clothing as art tools. I don’t want to post something that will become obsolete next season or even decade, I want you to get something out of this. Not in a deep “I will never be the same” kind of way, just a little something that makes you, you.
I hope to encourage you to try something different, something that you love instead of like.