Over the years, I have gone through my own style growth.
I have learned a great deal: what rules to follow, what rules to break, and how style is more about self and identity and less about cloth and clothes.
I call the process of matching up my outsides to my insides (and maybe stretching both in the process) “Styling-Up.”
“Styling-Up” might be part of someone’s “Style Story” (my nickname for the story that we tell about who we are and how we choose to express ourselves). I’ve been fortunate enough to assist a few in their newest chapters.
- You can read Robin’s Style-Story here,
- Joe’s Style-Story here
- Andrew’s Style-Story here
- Chris’s Style-Story here,
- Jeremy’s Style Story (On a budget) here,
- Bill’s Style Story here,
- Dan’s Style Story here,
- Julie’s Style Story (The Dapper Woman) here,
- Jill’s Style Story (At Target is the New “On Point) here,
- David’s Story (Beastie Boys + Oxford Professor) here,
- Rubin’s Style Story (Your First Grown-ass Outfit) here,
- and Paul’s Style Story (Rugged Yet Refined) here.
As much as I’ve enjoyed the looks on their faces (or their significant others’ faces) as they came out of the dressing room in Styled-Up gear, I’ve found the stories behind the Style-Up to be meaningful and inspirational.