One of my favourite books on style and culture is Lessons from Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott. This non-fiction book outlines the authors experience doing a student exchange in France, where she became particularity interested in the social and cultural lifestyle of the women there.
One of the ideas from Lessons from Madame Chic that has stayed with me for years, is the notion that everyone has a style and it can be summed up in 2 words.
For example, some people are Preppy Athletic, or Classic Feminine. Some can identify with Eclectic Bohemian, or Casual Comfort. The combinations are truly endless!
The key is to examine the image you are presenting to the world. Consider, when you buy clothes, what are you attracted to? Who is your inspiration? Are you trying to exude confidence, perhaps with a bold trendy style? Or are you relishing a different era with a classic retro style?
Finding your style, in my opinion, is not just about clothes and accessories either. In some ways, defining your style also says a lot about your personality and your likes and dislikes. Sometimes people may even have more than one style if they take on different personas in their life (for example a work style and a home style).
Over the years, I have been secretly identifying people’s style in my head. If I have spent some time with you, I have probably mentally assessed your style and assigned you two words that I feel fit for you.
Last week, I decided to start asking people about how they would identify their style, and then I thought it would be interesting to know what two words they would assign me.
This is what happened:
Let me know your style in the comments down below! I can’t wait to see what you think!