BEEING HAPPY NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE -LILY PULITZER

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   What do you think about when you hear someone use the word “style”?

Whenever the term “style” is used, it most commonly refers to one’s fashion or outer appearance. But I want to remind you that style is much more than your shoulder length haircut, fashionable coat, or your Ferragamo dress shoes.

                                      Style = Expression

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It’s the total combination of the way you dress, talk, move your body, or do anything for that matter. Simply put, it’s how we express our inner being outwardly. This includes all of our thoughts, emotions, interests, and values. Everything on the outside is merely a reflection of what’s on the inside.

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Don’t underestimate the perceptiveness of others, if you are trying to be someone you’re not, people will see it clearly soon enough. Even through a tiny action regarding an insignificant thing, can tell someone more about you than a whole written autobiography can. There are things that we can’t possible think to manage that will make an impression on the people around us.

This is why it’s so important to work on who you are on the inside just as much as you do outward. This is what true “style” is.

 I firmly believe that fashion is just one part of your style.

Why Should You Want These Things at Your Best Level?

We all have an ideal vision of who we want to be. Whatever part of us that isn’t matching up to that ideal version of ourselves leaves room for us to grow. Only by being as close to this vision as possible, can we experience ultimate joy and fulfillment in our lives.

Happiness comes from self-esteem, and the better we become the more we like ourselves, affecting our confidence and creating an upward spiral towards limitless potential.

And the key is to continuously work on improving yourself, more than trying to manage the situations around you. You will attract into your life not necessarily what you want, but who you are.

Let’s have a look at how some of the most influential people  of 60’s in life and fashion have described it. I will share with you some famous inspirational quotes.

1960s-ladies“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Orson Welles

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” Gore Vidal

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality. Shawn Ashmore

I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original. Aaliyah

“Style” is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.” John Fairchild

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“What is style? It is an effortless confidence in being yourself, it is a way of putting yourself together according to your mood and what you want to project. Personal style appears to come naturally for some, but for others it can take a while to find it!” Diane van Furstenberg

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” Yves Saint Laurent

“Style is a magic wand, and turns everything to gold that it touches.”  Logan Pearsall Smith 

“Style is the perfection of a point of view.”  Richard Eberhart 

Personally, I don’t really have a set style or look. It’s pretty much what I feel like wearing that day, from a floral-print dress and high heels to ripped jeans and army boots. Shay Mitchell

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I have always had a classic style with a hit of gliz and glamour. I have gone through short stages of wanting to dress artistically. I admire those who can dress outrageously, but find I always go back to updated classics. I enjoy completing an outfit with jewellery, shoes and handbag, whether casual or dressy. I make many of my clothes as I cannot always find the colours, style or fit in ready made. I am looking forward to the challenge to revisit and reevaluate my personal style. I think it is an ongoing process.

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One of the women that often tops the lists of most stylish women of the 20th century is Audrey Hepburn. So what made Audrey Hepburn such a style icon? One of the explanations given for Audrey’s unique and superb style is that she stuck to a style that worked for her body type and her temperament her whole life. Her style was also timeless and defined by minimalism and elegance. She knew what worked for her and had a very strong point of view.

What a wonderful woman she was. She certainly is one of my all time favourite style icons.

Have you defined or found your own personal style yet?