Today I wanted to share the second post: find your style icon.
This may seem like a really easy task. All you have to do is find a person with great style and voila! Right?!
Well… it might not be as easy as that.
Something I’ve learned over the past year is that there is a difference between appreciating someone’s style and having a style icon.
Let me explain:
Are you catching a theme here? Blonde, tan, big hair, and impeccable makeup. Obviously both of these ladies are gorgeous…
but you know what?
They’re style is so not me… and the thought of getting that made up every day is, frankly, exhausting.
You see I was mixing up my admiration for how lovely they both are for what’s actually attainable for “me”.
I mean sure, I can have blonde hair and get spray tans and wear fancier clothes… but because that didn’t represent who I truly am I never felt completely comfortable in my own skin.
I realized I was trying to be someone I wasn’t.
And around the time that I started realizing this I watched the movie Austenland… now here’s the part where I give you permission to laugh at me.
I watched that movie and fell in love with Keri Russell (it helped that we had the same I Love Mr. Darcy bag).
I started stalking her street style on Pinterest and I realized that her vibe is exactly what I want my vibe to be. She has this windswept, casual, hipster vibe that I just really resonate with.
She always looks cute, but it’s in a much less put together sort of way. And that makes sense for my lifestyle.
Finding Keri gave me the clarity that I needed to start putting together a wardrobe that I absolutely love and will get the most use out of.
And that’s why I encourage you to find a style icon.
Not so you can look exactly like them and become their twin… but because it provides you with inspiration for your own wardrobe.
Because I don’t know about you, but I’m not someone who is able to figure out my own style without a little guidance.
What about you? Do you have a style icon? Let me know who it is in the comments below!
Until next time,