What a designer can teach you about finding your own STYLE

DESIGNER TALK  

There are so many great designers out there creating incredible clothes, they are well read, well travelled and extremely talented people, picking my favorites was no easy feat, but I have narrowed it down to my top four, Carolina Herrera for her classic lines, Diane von Furstenberg with her effortless style, Donna Karen gives her urban take on clothes and last but decently not least Donatella Versace always adds glamour and sex appeal. I read countless articles on these ladies and what they think great style is all about, so I thought I would share a few things they said that stood out and made me take notice.

Carolina Herrera: The Venezuelan style icon is all about class, elegance and ladylike refinement. Personal Style Is… Not only about the clothes it is the knowledge, manners, the way one moves in the clothes that make it personal for oneself. How to Find It… Woman can find their personal style by ignoring trends and choosing classic, timeless pieces. Tried-and-True Fashion Tips… Wear the right styles for your age and your figure. And always keep in mind the occasion you are dressing for.

Diane von Furstenberg: She made a sensation with the invention of the all purpose wrap dress, giving women an easy day-to-night option. Personal Style is… Accepting who you are and then going with it-which means know who you are, what you like and what you assets are. How to Find It… Be as flexible as you can and just enjoy life. Tried-and-true Fashion Tips… Pick things that you are comfortable in. If you feel well within your own skin, you look more confident and if you look confident then you look more beautiful.

Donna Karen: Donna revolutionized the working women’s wardrobe with her “seven easy pieces.” Personal Style Is… My personal style is sensual, comfortable, black day to night. Secret to Style… Simplicity, the less-is-more theory, starts with a basic foundation and build upon that. Tried-and-True Tips… The most important fashion tip I can give is this: Wear what you are comfortable in and don’t let the clothes wear you.

Donatella Versace: She offers curve-hugging, strut-your-stuff fashion that’s for the bold and daring. Personal Style Is… Confidence How to Find It… Listen to your inner voice. First instincts are usually the right ones. Don’t be afraid to try new things and to take risks. Secret to Style… Choose a wardrobe that reflects your lifestyle, your passions, and your dreams. Tried-and-True Tips… Never follow a trend just because it’s a trend. If you feel confident, sensual and glamorous chances are you are very in vogue.

Well there they are four of the biggest designers and what they think style and how to find it is all about. If you notice everyone of them state confidence as the main key to having style, elegance and feeling good in your clothes. So pull back those shoulders, hold your head up high and walk proud gals.

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