Sometimes, you just want to simply exist in another era. Whether in photos, in spirit, in reality (for those of us with time machines or a Tardis) the allure of channeling a previous moment in time is purely beguiling. I strive to never look modern. I used to want to dress modernly, when I was in college or high school perhaps. I wanted to look like all of the chic/modern individuals who were somehow slapped with the title of being 'best dressed' even though they just wore basically polos and well fitting jeans every day (not that there's anything wrong with that!). But I always wanted more. I didn't want to just look cute. I didn't want to blend into the sea of people with namebrand clothing manufactured in India, or who knows where else in a sweatshop. I didn't want to be well dressed, I wanted to have personal style. There is such a difference between those two terms and I don't think many people realize that. Personal style is wearing clothes that show your spirit and personality. It is evoking a sense of who you want to become as a continually growing and changing person through the way you dress.It's funny that something considered superficial is actually indicative of one's character and personality in so many ways. It suggests to others your feelings, morals, and mood without having to utter a word. I want my style to say that I am an old soul who believes in modesty. I want others to hear that one can be stylish and alluring without having to put their bodies on display. I want others to hear that I love color and vibrancy because it can lift one's spirits and put smiles on faces. I don't value trends, I value people-which is why I shop primarily at thrift stores and places that donate to charity. I'm not saying that's for everyone, but it's something which I enjoy doing. I desperately want to find a way to use my love of fashion to benefit others, but I guess I'm still working on that part and waiting on God to guide my path.
My personal style is still evolving, but I feel as though I'm getting closer and closer to where I want to be, and that's a pretty exciting feeling. :)
How do you define personal style?
The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.
Dress, Shoes- Kohl's
Jacket, Bag, Earrings- Vintage, thrifted