style influencers: a story

December 5, 2014

Good morning, and thank goodness it’s Friday!!! Diving into today’s story:

What does style mean to you? Fashion and style are two completely different entities, and if you don’t know that, well, I hope you do now. I do love fashion, but what I love more is style because as trends fade, style, however, does not.

Fashion is a form of art and expression, which now leads to my question: what do you think your style says about you? Or what do you want it to say? Hrm, a food for thought.

This blog is about finding myself in my career and as a creative individual, as mention when I launched this bad boy. While I have yet found those words that are concise to depict my wardrobe and personal style, I wanted to share some trend-setters that I avidly admire and get my inspiration from.

Alexa Chung. She is truly my style icon, a mixture of feminine and masculine looks. She jazzes up an outfit with a skirt with loafers, which is men’s wear inspired. There is something about her relaxed, messy locks and button-downs. (Buttons from buttonsandchary, holler). I am a sucker for a well-tailored pant suit for women (and men). To me that signifies confidence and power.

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Photo Credits: Alexa Chung Tumblr.

Pamela Love. My inner bohemian, free-spirited and effortless badass-edgy style. Think moto-jackets, funky prints, maxi dresses and ankle boots. All which I have! I discovered Pamela Love through her jewelry brand and when I was eyeing her aesthetics and style, I immediately fell in love. Want more insights? Click here.

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Photo Credits here.

The Olsen Twins. Their style has definitely evolved over the years, even when they are not dressed identical anymore, they both obtain similar aesthetics. This is where I adorn the classic black and white color palette. It is New York-esques to be decked out in black and white, apparently. These two are so iconic in the fashion industry, designing successful collections for The Row and Elizabeth and James.

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Ashley Olsen, Mary Kate Olsen

Photo Credits MKA Tumblr

I would say now, in my mid-twenties, I have a full grasp of what I do like and what I don’t like in terms of style, brands and clothing. It’s funny because I was never a stylish person growing up – ask K, one of my oldest and dearest friends. I wore Batman sneakers in Kinder, which haunted my childhood for awhile. But I will take that even early on, boyish elements have always charmed me. Honestly, I didn’t tap into my personal style until midway in college. What can I say, a late bloomer.

Hope this was visual stimulating for you as it was for me, or at least made you think about your sense of style. Have you figured out your personal style? If so, where does your personal style inspiration root from? Do tell!

(I intend to learn to describe my style in six adjectives instead of lengthy sentences).

  • http://about.me/louisguerrero Louis Guerrero

    Fashion is a form of art and expression, which now leads to my question: what do you think your style says about you? Or what do you want it to say? Hrm, a food for thought.

    I firmly believe that style is a form of art and expression. Those two words (art, expression) may be the only nouns I would use to define style.

    I believe that my style portrays myself as a confident, inconspicuous go-getter. I use these words because that is how I feel when I get up in the morning as I lay out a strikingly tailored suit, uniquely designed tie and attention-grabbing socks. I also feel that style doesn’t always have to do with what you are saying or want to say to others, but more so what you feel or want to feel.

    • http://buttonsandchary.com/ Chary S.

      HI Louis!

      Ah, yes, there is something about suits that always make one feel strikingly confident! Great perspective “…Style doesn’t always have to do what you are saying or what to say to others, but more so what you feel or want to feel.” THIS.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and tuning in! Greatly appreciate it (:

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