During these self-isolating times, we can’t help but focus on ourselves more. We cannot go shopping outside, but we can play dress-up at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop and even rediscover our personal style. Get rid of what doesn’t suit our personality anymore. Also, pull out items we forgot we had and try to give them some more love.
Can I just say – when was the last time when we weren’t constantly reminded to purchase a particular garment or any item in general? Trends have become such a significant part of our days (especially on social media). To be honest, they constantly make you feel out of track no matter how often you go shopping. If you don’t have the newest It-item, you won’t be recognized as cool. At least that is the absolutely distorted perspective we have been provided with recently.
The idea of style is not new at all. It’s a synonym of personality, habit, manner. Fashion, on the other hand, is closely associated with clothes and consequently – overconsumption. Style is sustainable because it lasts longer. It also makes you distinctive thanks to the fact that you are showing who you really are without relying on transitional trends. Just as the late Oscar de la Renta said, “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.”
We shouldn’t disregard the trends, of course. But when deciding whether to try one or not, make sure it fits your style and looks good according to your body shape. It’s about having fun, too!
So here are 12 more quotes that may inspire you to work a little more on your je ne sais quoi. Who knows? By the time the quarantine is over, you may be feeling much more like yourself than ever before.
“I’m for style – Fashion changes too quickly.” — Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel
“TRENDY is the last stage before TACKY.” — Karl Lagerfeld
“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” — Gianni Versace
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is an instant language.” — Miuccia Prada
“Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” — Diane von Furstenberg
“You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.”
— Diana Vreeland
“Elegance is not standing out. But being remembered.” — Giorgio Armani
“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” — Audrey Hepburn
“It’s impossible to be stylish without confidence, you see.” – Jane Birkin
“There is no need to dress like everyone else. It’s much more fun to create your own look.” – Twiggy
“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self-expression and, above all, attitude.” — Iris Apfel
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” — Rachel Zoe
Featured photo of Twiggy: © Courtesy of Everett Collection