By Ashley Birmingham (Founder, CEO, & Fashion Consultant of Covered & Confident, LLC)(Fashion by Covered & Confident, LLC.)
About a week ago, I was getting dressed for work and I found myself reaching for my black and white striped blouse and polka dot pants! Now I’m not trying to be deep or anything, but I stopped and thought for a sec, “Why is my style so random?!” Now granted, I don’t believe that I’m the only girl in the WORLD who mixes prints, but I know that it isn’t the most common thing to put together let alone wear. But hey, that’s me, completely quirky, random, and STYLISH!
Some say that style is what we do with what we have. Others say that it’s the following we have when we wear what we wear that deems us stylish. However, deeper than the clothes we choose to put on and far beyond the compliments we receive, Style is definitely something we ALL possess! Style can be defined as, “the way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed”. So, that woman who’s decked in sweats, Uggs, and a messy bun is stylish. And just because she’s not wearing something you’d wear doesn’t mean that she has no style! That’s just what she chooses to express! Now I will say that many people don’t seem to realize that as we choose what we want to wear, we are conveying the message of who we are and what we want people to see first! And when we make that choice to put on what we put on, it speaks wonders before we can even get out our first words!
So then, what goes along with Style…Confidence (and excellent decision-making, but that’s another story)! No matter what we have on, confidence is key! Me stepping out with my mixed prints on was a bold move and at first, I was a little nervous about it. But then I realized that mixing things up a bit in my wardrobe is definitely reflective of who I am. I don’t just wear one hat, I wear tons! So why not let that transpire in what I wear! Now of course be mindful of what you’re involved in, you don’t want to show up to a job interview with a ball gown on! That’s definitely the best way to get sent off without a job! But don’t afraid to be you and live out loud!!!! Let your inner dreams and goals of who you desire to be play out into your attire. If you see yourself as the next Super Star, be Red Carpet Ready! If you’re on track to be the next Lawyer, step up your suit game! Whatever it may be, let it find its way into your look! Style is fun, style is bold, Style is You! Own it!