Monday, January 25, 2010

Developing your own personal style

If you are at a loss as to how to go about developing your own style try looking at celebrities (current or past) for inspiration. You can use the Internet, magazines or books to find photo’s of your chosen style icon. Next write down ideas that you like from their style. When you go shopping, take your list of ideas and a few photos of your target look.

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If you chose Katharine Hepburn as your staring point note her elegant androgynous style with its preppy influences. Hepburn was known for adding glamour to mannish clothing. She was often seen in a simple shirt, wide leg trousers, and with a sweater tosses casually over her shoulders. To interpret her look for yourself try a striped cotton shirt, wide leg pants and a fine knit cardigan. Wear simple classic pieces of jewelry and accessories and you have her “look”.

If Catherine Deneuve was your starting point think classic but sexy and ultra feminine. She was known for her beautifully tailored Yves Saint Laurent outfits and timeless Roger Vivier pumps. She was like many French beauties the face of Chanel No 5 for a time. To imitate Catherine's look you would choose a classic figure flattering shift dress in camel, red or black. Wear it with a cropped jacket, big sunglasses and sexy heels for understated glamour and wear your hair in a elegant sophisticated style and you are done!

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