An authentic style
“People with an authentic style know what they are, but even more important, they know what they are not. They don’t care about labels. They care about personal expression.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
I have always admired women who know how to use accessories to create beautiful outfits. Usually, a woman whose style I admire does not rely on the latest fashion fad to create an eye-catching look; rather, she knows how to pull colors, garments and costume jewelry together to highlight what is most beautiful about her own personality and character. This talent does not require spending a lot of money. Some of the most stylish people I know are frugal and creative, unafraid to try something different.
The same is true for other forms of art incorporated into everyday life. The most memorable homes and living spaces I’ve seen are the ones that are unique, expressing the essence of the people who live there, accentuating the most interesting aspects of their lives.
Not all of us are gifted at dressing or decorating with artistry, but we can appreciate those who add beauty to the world in this way. When you see people whose clothing or home style brightens your day, tell them so! And if you have a talent for creating with style, know that others enjoy and benefit from your efforts to make the world more attractive.
This post was originally published seven years ago yesterday. You can view the original with comments here.