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Personal style is something that has become very important to me over the last few years. With every year that passes I feel I am more open and confident to try new things. There was a time when I had no real sense of what my style was. It was more about what other people were wearing instead of creating my own look. The turning point was a red shawl I once bought that I tied around my waist as a pseudo skirt over jeans. Now I don’t want to take credit for starting that trend (because I didn’t) but it was a good two years before stores were selling jeans with shawls attached to them. The point is I took a chance and wasn’t scared to play with fashion.

Fashion is fearless. Fashion allows you to explore different dimensions of yourself without doing something too drastic. You can take inspiration from almost anything. I love looking at pictures of what my mom was wearing in the Seventies and putting my own spin on it. I’ve also come to find that having a sense of style doesn’t mean spending a ton of money. For this last New Year’s Eve I bought a fabulous party dress for $25 at one of my favorite Vintage stores. At the end of the party a woman came up to me and complimented my dress and asked if it was BCBG. She didn’t believe me when I told her where I got it!

Create your own style whatever it may be. We all have different taste and may like different things but that’s what makes it fun. You may see someone wearing something that you would never wear but give them credit for taking a risk.

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