Unique Clothing Style Starts with Inner Self

Creating your unique clothing style is about self-expression more than shopping, confirms The Style Imperative in Psychology Today.

Fashion After 50's fashion archetype quiz helps you identify your fashion preferences and those you'd like to develop.

Hara Estroff Marano writes with eloquence about style and identity in Psychology Today

Style Is More than Fashion

"Style goes way beyond fashion; it is an individually distinctive way of putting ourselves together," Marano states.

"It is a unique blend of spirit and substance - personal identity imposed on, and created through the world of things."

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Style Is Poetry Plus Confidence

"Our wardrobe is our visual vocabulary. Style is our distinctive pattern of speech, our individual poetry," Marano explains.

We learn to combine our personal preferences and punctuate our fashion statements as we create a unique clothing style.

Know yourself is the ultimate philosophy for creating your style as well as for living an authentic, centered life.

Style "demands the desire and confidence to express whatever mood one wishes."

"In order to work, style must reflect the real self, the character and personality of the individual," according to Marano.

"It's possible to have lots of clothes and not an ounce of style."

Style Is a Social Act

You might be surprised to learn What Your Stuff Reveals about You in another Psychology Today article.

Eriq Gardner uses the Myer-Briggs Personality Index to characterize a few style categories, focusing on music and lifestyle choices.

Style, he notes, is a social act: "Expressing artistic preferences allows us to signal elements of our personalities, and these cues help us manage others' impressions of us."

In sum, achieving your unique clothing style is a wonderful journey of exploring who you are, what you like, and how to express that artfully.

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