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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Styling Saturdays: Create a style that's all your own


It's no secret that fashion blogs are dominating the internet and changing the face of the industry forever. 

They're everywhere you turn, becoming a plague that I'll call style leprosy.

With so many options to visit and gawk over, it's becoming increasingly harder to distinguish our own personal style with that of some gorgeous fashionista we follow religiously on the web.

I'm not trying to throw down the fashion gavel because I'm just as guilty as charged. I love clicking through to new sites and salivating over the meticulously styled outfits; the vibrant colors, glossy shots, and always Ah-mazing shoes!

I mean what's not to adore? 

Do you really want the answer?

The not so adorable part is when we find ourselves exclusively shopping for pieces to look just like our favorite fashion blogger, only to get home and realize, "This is totally not me."

Has this happened to you recently?

I  must admit I was slapped by the "That's not you," reality fairly quickly; courtesy of my husband.

It was time to take back my fashion reins. 

And take back I did.

Think of all the fashion icons of old and new. Are they simply dressing themselves to what the masses say they should wear? Absolutely not, it's what makes them iconic. They're bold, beautiful, classic, and daring. They don't hover over fashion vomit, they acknowledge it, appreciate it and then create a style of their own. 

We need to relinquish ourselves from the style leprosy and learn to incorporate, never imitate. 

Here are some ways to get started:

1. Find what YOU like. 
2. Make a piece all your own. 
(Sure you may have seen it on a fashion site, but that doesn't mean you have to wear it the exact same way).
3. Don't be afraid to channel past decades.
 (These were truly exciting times in fashion, have fun!)
4. Be playful and flirty with your style.
5. Make your outfits alluring.
6. Get dressed for you first and foremost.
7. Try a bold lip that becomes iconic to you.
(Think of Marilyn Monroe and her red lip or more recently, Corri McFadden and her bold, fun, pink ones).
8. Live in your style and love it!

How do you create a style that's all your own? 
Sound off below!


  1. Great post! I was seriously thinking about this the other day. It's hard not to try to emulate other bloggers--especially when you feel they look amazing! But you have to stay true to yourself! You have to be different!


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  3. Totally agree with this! I am getting pretty tired of all these fashion blogs. Everyone is really just copying each other all over the place. Be yourself. Stop trying to look the most stylish, hip, etc... because you really all just look the same. :) Don't be afraid to be different. Those are the people that get noticed.

    lacey @ lovely-21

  4. Bravo and bravo again! I talk to my BF all the time about this. I like fashion, but I can only discuss it and experience it on my own terms because anything else wouldn't be me. Fashion bloggers are great for inspiration, but I think like you said everyone should define their own style. Great post.

    XO Kelley

    1. I agree! :) there are a lot of beautiful and inspiring bloggers, but not everything would look the same on our bodies, so we should do what compliments our bodies and we gotta stay true to our style..

  5. Inspiring post, I truly loved it. You are amazing girl, as a person and a blogger.

  6. Very inspiring indeed!! I always feel that when people wear things that they truly love and makes them feel comfortable/sexy/flity - whatever it is they want - that their style will work for them. you can be quirky, classic or cool and if it shows who you are - thats totally beautiful. Audrey also happens to be my personal favourite style icon - classic and sweet - she just does it so perfectly!

    - Nic of Nic and D from

  7. True true! It's fun to step out of your comfort zone and try new things/trends/styles. BUT whatever you wear, you have to feel confident in it!:-) xoxo