Your Style Manifesto
A personal style manifesto is a declaration or statement that articulates an individual's beliefs, principles, and preferences regarding their personal style. It serves as a guiding document that outlines the values and choices that shape how someone presents themselves to the world through their clothing, accessories, grooming, and overall aesthetic.
Key elements of a personal style manifesto may include:
1. Philosophy: Describing the underlying philosophy or mindset that guides one's approach to personal style. This could involve a focus on self-expression, comfort, sustainability, uniqueness, or any other principle that holds importance for the individual.
2. Values: Articulating the values that influence style choices. This might include a commitment to ethical fashion, a preference for timeless pieces over trends, or an emphasis on cultural or personal significance in clothing selection.
3. Aesthetic Preferences: Outlining specific aesthetic preferences, such as color schemes, patterns, and silhouettes that resonate with the individual. This helps to create a cohesive and consistent style.
4. Inspiration Sources: Identifying sources of inspiration, whether they be specific fashion icons, historical periods, cultural influences, or art movements. This can provide insight into the diverse influences that contribute to one's style.
5. Functionality: Addressing the practical aspects of personal style, including considerations for comfort, versatility, and appropriateness for different occasions or environments.
6. Evolution: Acknowledging that personal style is dynamic and can evolve over time. This may involve a willingness to experiment with new trends or adapt to changes in lifestyle and self-expression.
7. Self-Expression: Emphasizing the role of personal style as a form of self-expression and a means of communicating one's identity to the world.
Creating a personal style manifesto can be a reflective and empowering exercise, to help you gain clarity about your fashion choices and cultivate a wardrobe that aligns with your values and self-perception. It can also serve as a helpful reference when making purchasing decisions or navigating the ever-changing landscape of fashion trends.
You will discover this lesson twice in this program. You can do this exercise now, if you are ready. Or you can work through some of the program first and then approach this exercise in the Personal Style module. Or... at anytime you are ready to apply some words to your personal style.
In the following video, Jen will guide you through a simple exercise to identify 5 words to define your Style Manifesto for this year. Plus, Jen will show you how she adds her Style Manifesto to her Style Journal.
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