Fashion trend= the choice of the majority, what others tell you to wear in terms of colors, length, cut and print
Style = your stamp on what you wear, the clothes that fit you best, the colors that enhance your skin and eyes, the cut that improves the image you project, everything that says you, including the shoes and accessories (below is one of my “go to” combos that I love to pair with a beige sheath dress, black blazer and black handbag)…talking about Italian design…these shoes are something else!
Simplification = as Coco Chanel once said, accessorize then, before going out the door, take one accessory off….less is more when it comes to accessories
Simplifying is very hard, but it is worth the effort because the result is what it should be. Never choose 2 or more accessories that attract attention. Only one is enough…and add it to where you want people to look first.
Do not clash your patterns unless is a very conscious pairing, such as some of Gucci’s combinations.
Learn how to match colors to obtain the best effect and avoid visual clashing. Remember, many people see you but you only see yourself when you look in the mirror, so do not harm the many eyes looking at you.
And now my preferred subject, shoes. Shoes are categorized as accessory but they actually have a much more distinct role, they make or break an outfit.
Just think of a gorgeous dress and a sloppy, ugly pair of shoes…the whole look is compromised; now imagine a very simple dress that on its own would never stand out with a gorgeous pair of shoes…what you get is STYLE! You project an image, you say something to the world, you make a statement, you say I care how I look, I make an impression, I respect the people looking at me and I project an image I am proud of and truly represents me.
Don’t get me wrong, I do not mean wearing a pair of 5” Christian Louboutin heels, you can wear flats, the height is not the point, but the look and the quality are, and will always be. Also, don’t go to the other extreme, to wear running shoes with everything just for the sake of comfort.
If comfort is the only thing that you look for when choosing a pair of shoes, this page is not for you, unless your entire outfit screams I’m working out or I’m going to the gym.