Guest Blog: Style (By: Lesly Laurenceau)


So, was Kanye West wrong when he said not to talk about style!? Lets admit it, we’ve all seen an outfit someone wore and we thought to ourselves, what the hell were they thinking!?! Or maybe an outfit was totally inappropriate but long behold that person still wore it. I know personally, I despise when people wear their sleepwear (pajamas) in public… I mean seriously!?! (I wonder how many of those people actually wear the same PJ’s to bed.) It’s probably safe to say, those people probably have no style and that’s alright. That’s why there are stylist out there to aid those who are sartorially challenged.

The celebrities who you think are extremely stylish are the ones who usually use the services of a stylist. Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and her family, Anne Hathaway, Wiz Khalifa and so many more have a stylist. In the past there were several style icons Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis, Mick Jagger, Joe Frazier and many more. I’m uncertain whether our celebrities today can reach the pinnacle of style of those that have come before our time.

Why is this relevant you ask? Style is an integral part of your identity. Style provides you the personal freedom of expression. Also, it’s the first form of communication when someone sees you. Perception is reality and you only have one chance to make a first impression. (So, don’t mess it up.)

There are many people who misconstrue being/having style with owning designer clothing. I personally witnessed people who are strictly obsessed with designer clothing and had no sense of style. Also, the art of thrifting is dramatically overlooked. You can put together an amazing look without breaking the bank. Especially for us financially challenged college students, because indeed the struggle is real! Now don’t get me confused, there’s nothing wrong with having fashionable designer clothing however style brings those fashions to life. Your personality will take those clothes to the next level.

My take on style is to use it as a catalyst to communicate who you are as an individual. So the next time you go shopping or putting together an outfit don’t forget to put your personality or flair into it. It will make your outfits look that much better. Trust me, I wouldn’t lie to you.

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