First of all, what is signature style?
Carrie Bradshaw’s signature silk flower broach. Lauren Hutton confidently owning her perfectly imperfect smile. Cindy Crawford’s unmistakable beauty mark. Julia Roberts’ infectious laugh. Anna Wintour’s inconspicuous bob. Audrey Hepburn.
There are seemingly endless lists of women and men that come to mind when the term “signature style” buoys up from the conversation. An idea, a look, an attitude, an approach to life that is undeniable relatable to a particular person without question.
You most likely know a few people in your own life who have their own unique, consciously chosen signature style that they confidently express to the world without saying a word about it, unless complimented. After reading Rebecca Moses’s gorgeously illustrated and eloquently written book A Life Of Style which shares the variety of ways style can be cultivated and shared, I began to ponder even more how this idea of possessing a “signature style” ties in to living a simply luxurious life.
I immediately came to the conclusion that creating a signature style, which can be done and expressed in a plethora of ways, is a mandatory ingredient in order to create the life you desire to live. After all, a signature style requires you to know who you are so that you not only can you express yourself honestly, but you can create the life that will set most comfortably with your soul.
Consequently, I’ve decided to begin 2011 with a three part Why Not . . .? series that helps each one of us create our very own signature style. Today I’d like to focus on the areas in our lives in which a signature style is expressed and revealed to the world around us.