In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Style Icon.”
Describe your personal style, however you’d like to interpret that — your clothing style, your communication style, your hair style, your eating style, anything.
During my teens, I didn’t have the luxury of buying cloths for myself since I wasn’t getting an allowance from my parents for cloth shopping. I wore basically what my mom bought for me during this period. Needless to say, “style icon” didn’t exist in my daily vocabularies.
In my 20’s, I was driven by anything designers. If there’s a huge designer logo on it, Gucci, Louie, Hoochie, Pucci (well, I made up Hoochie), bring it! The gaudier, the trendier, the better. My style was definitely expensive, because all of my paychecks directly went to designer clothing.
My style evolved and became much more refined in my 30’s. Worked for designers like Giorgio Armani taught me the discipline of being stylish without being showy. I learned that classic suitings, monochromatic sweaters and shirts were timeless items. One could never go wrong with a tailored fit blazer, black or white fitted t-shirt, and plain front tapered trouser as your daily uniform.
My current lifestyle has changed drastically that it is all about comfort and functionality when it comes to my daily dressing. Being comfortable doesn’t mean you have to dress up in a sloppy manner. I still favor my fitted t-shirts, but instead of classic trousers, I opted for fitted jeans or joggers. Instead of blazers or sports jacket, I prefer cardigans, quilted vest, or light weight sweater.
Style comes and goes. At the end of the day, being a “style icon” is about being confident, strong, and healthy to me. I think that having a positive attitude is the best daily uniform in our closet. So wear it loud and proud, being confident, strong, happy is uber sexy!