On my first website, I explained the name Synthesis Styling.
- the combination of components or elements to form a connected whole.
What I do is a Synthesis of Art and Science. Fashion has a part to play, sure, just like the availability of clothing styles in stores. However I feel that the science of body shape, cut and fabric combined with the art of self expression through clothes is the heart of style.
“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” —Oscar de la Renta
Oscar hit the nail on the head. Your own sense of style matters. Your style reflects who you are and who you want your community to see you as.
Absolutely incorporate the colours of the season into your wardrobe, get new jeans every year in the latest style if you wish. Here’s the BUT.
Don’t buy clothes just because they are fashionable. They need to speak to your style, suit your lifestyle, and frankly, fit you.
Shift dresses in heavy cotton will never fit me. (I’m looking at you Dangerfield!) However I can wear shift dresses in softer fabrics, that move around my shape and in colours/prints that suit my classic retro style. The point is, you can make fashion work for you. Just choose wisely.
Final thought. My Business motto is this:
Fashion is fleeting. True Style will last forever.