the white board in my office this week.
I highly recommend this book. It’s fun and, in my case, got me a step closer to re.dis.covering myself. Here’s the premise: we all have our own style that can be summarized in two words. This style, when lived out consistently can permeate not only our fashion decisions but our jobs, friendships, homes, health, etc.
My style is genuine simple. The first word describes 80% me and the second 20%.
Genuine: authentic and real, I want to be fully me and deeply appreciate people and experiences that are free of hypocrisy and dishonesty. Sincerity is sweet music to my soul. I gravitate to those who are down to earth and unpretentious. I have a knack for taking the best and leaving the rest. I like facts. I don’t make much time for situations that go against my grain or distract me from my goals. It isn’t too difficult for me to walk away from situations that aren’t healthy for me. Ironically, I sometimes struggle with balancing my outer image with my inner desires — sometimes I have to pretend until it feels real. I have a special fondness for originality and appreciate things that last and endure as well as people and principles that have stood the test of time.
Simple: I tend to be humble and modest. What you see is what you get. I try to be a direct communicator. I express myself candidly and am working on doing it with tact. For better or for worse, I’m pretty good at cutting corners. I like designs that are clean, pared down, elemental, innocent, pure, primitive, quiet, straightforward and are unified with my values.
I just love knowing my style. It feels so good to try to bring my style into all parts of my life. Not just art.
if anyone out there has used this book leave a comment with your Style Statement.