Monday, December 31, 2012

Find Your Own Sense of Self in True Indie Style



Finding your own sense of self in true indie style can be a challenging experience for some. Shopping, getting dressed, and then looking into a mirror but not seeing the real you over time can really start to break your spirit. When you purchased that really cute dress that was right on trend for the season according to all the latest fashion magazines, not one of them mentioned that while you’re considering your body type, your skin complexion and personality are style determining factors as well. English writer Quentin Crisp said "Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are." I don’t know exactly what he meant by that but this is what I make of it; when you don’t know your true self you create walls as a way to hide behind. Women hide behind fashion. Just like when we were little girls, we wanted to play in mama’s clothes, shoes and make up every chance we got. It was fun but it was also an escape from reality. We were pretending to be something we weren’t and fashion just encouraged us. Don’t get me wrong, it was really fun for me too, I loved it but many of us have never stopped playing dress up. Today some women are still playing dress up and hiding behind their clothes. So if my theory is correct and “Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are” I want to help women to stop hiding behind fashion, wasting precious time and money on trends that don’t allow you to see the real you. I want to help women to connect their Style and Spirit so that your outer appearance reflects your spirit allowing you to dress in your true indie style, using fashion as a way to express your true authentic self and not cover up who you really are on the inside.

Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear: Forget your people and your father's house. The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.” Psalms 45:10&11

Finding your own sense of self in true indie style means being comfortable with who you are, realizing your unique style and being confident with being you.  Every woman is uniquely beautiful; fashion doesn’t determine your beauty and style. They are determined by the spirit of the unique, individual woman. Your beauty and style are independent and rests on the God inspired character inside of you. I want you to be able to look inside you and embrace the unique beauty that is within. You have to change the way you see you. And I want you to get to a place where you can see that your beauty is a God-given inner beauty and style reflected by the color of your skin, your body shape, even your personality traits, gift and talents. When you can see that beautiful God made woman in the mirror you will find your true indie style.

With Style and Spirit,


MKB
 

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