Style is eternal

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When I think about style and fashion, my thoughts are best captured by one of my all-time favorite designers, Yves Saint Laurent: “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
 
My affection for fashion and my shopping prowess began at an early age. By the time I was 5, my style icon was Madonna (I wore fingerless lace gloves, an arm full of bracelets, an oversized hair bow and a crop top as I performed her songs in my bedroom for my stuffed animals). My mom and I shopped A LOT, buying colorfully coordinated ensembles — tops, bottoms, dresses, shoes, accessories, I had it all.
 
My appreciation for design developed later in elementary school. One day at the neighborhood public library, I came across a huge coffee-table book of Yves Saint Laurent’s work, and I checked it out at least three times. It inspired me to put together outfits that looked like his designs, and to draw and occasionally attempt to make my own creations for my Barbies. I hungered to learn more about fashion design and started looking for books about Chanel and Dior, and I fell in love with them, too. Typical for a 10-year-old, right? By the time I hit my teens, I had subscriptions to all the popular fashion mags.
 
Growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, most of my wardrobe consisted of neon anything, acid-washed denim, vests, bodysuits, high tops... I’ll stop there. My socks were always scrunched, and I sometimes tucked my jeans into my socks. I had a “Rhythm Nation”-style black jumpsuit, a la Janet Jackson. And, even worse, I had more than one pair of Hammer pants. I cringe at the thought.
 
Compared to the basic jeans, T-shirts and sneakers many of my classmates wore, I felt pretty stylish back in those days. As I got older, my wardrobe grew up, too, taking on a more chic and professional feel, even though it frequently gets stuck in a black and gray cycle. Sometimes I have time to put it all together, and sometimes I’m lucky to have time to put on eyeliner and shoes (that hopefully match... I’ll have to tell you that story another time).
 
I love playing with trends, but I believe you can have style whether you’re wearing jeans or a tailored black business suit. Style is eternal and internal. Like the fashion greats taught us, it’s about fit and proportion, complementing your assets. It’s also about how you feel and how you express yourself. If you feel good, you’ll look good and always be effortlessly stylish.
 
In this month’s issue, we take a look at fall trends, fit tips for curvy girls, dressing for success, clothing swaps, designer style at home, women with style, and more, to give you some fashionable inspiration. Enjoy!
 

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It's true, fashion trends may change every year, but style, with minor adjustments is eternal. The '80 fashion is slowly coming back into our lives, the high-waist pants and loose shirts are the proof. Also, the embroidered items are highly demanded. Those who want to wear something unique can choose a custom embroidery in florida article. Such artwork will hardly go unnoticed.

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