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When it comes to fashion, everyone has an opinion. So I decided to ask some of the wonderful and beautiful women I’ve met over this year to give me their perspective on what fashion is to them. Each has a very unique “Phashion” Philosophy.  (Please dont kill me for the bad pun!)

Sarah White

Phashion Philosophy: Hottest Modest Hippie :)
Describe your style: Flower child meets Forever 21 and Target
Can’t leave the house without: Dangly earrings or big-ish hoops
Favorite item: see above :D but really all earrings
Look I can’t stand: Leggings as pants/shirts as dresses
Favorite color to wear: BLUE
Fashion Idol: Me?

Camille Scott

Phashion Philosophy: Anything goes!
Describe your style: lazy bum, punk rock, hippie, 90s
Can’t leave the house without: aviators
Favorite item: leather jacket
Look I can’t stand: Uggs + Northface + leggings. So unoriginal.
Favorite color to wear: charcoal grey or sage green
Fashion Idol: When I find one, I’ll let you know ;)

Molly Bowen

Phashion Philosophy: Wear what you want.
Describe your style: Sweet and Sassy ;)
Can’t leave the house without: a pair of sunglasses, you never know when you’ll need them.
Favorite item: Oh geez… it’s either my battle boots or my converse, both are my go-to shoes!
Look I can’t stand: Uggs…I wouldn’t be caught dead in them. Unless someone put them on me when I was dead. And if that was the case, I’d haunt the crap out of that person!
Favorite color to wear: Red or purple.
Fashion Idol: Emma Watson and Adam Lambert.

Hillary Johns

Phashion Philosophy: Kate Middleton meets Athens
Describe your style: I’m a fan of pretty much everything and I love trying out new trends. Lately I’ve been obsessed with riding boots and flouncy/ 70s tops.
Can’t leave the house without: A giant purse/tote.
Favorite item: Knee high boots. My brown riding boots and my hand me down moccasin boots are my current obsession.
Look I can’t stand: Booty shorts. Leave something to the imagination please!
Favorite color to wear: Blue or purple.
Fashion Idol: Emma Watson and Kate Middleton. They’re classy, elegant and still throw fashion curveballs. I think it’s important to take notes from your fashion idols but then put your spin on it. Don’t loose you in your quest for fashion.

Annie Sand

Phashion Philosophy: Elegant bohemian
Describe your style:: I love things that are flowy or loose to show of the body’s curves without hugging them (though I usually balance that with skinny jeans). Then I add in some interest with natural elements and textures.
Can’t leave the house without: subtle color – I tend to avoid neons but instead use soft pastels and jade tones to play up my pale skin
Look I can’t stand: long flat ironed hair with a comb-over, I mean really, plenty of other hairstyles look great. Find something original.
Favorite color to wear: pale blue or burgundy
Fashion Idol: Nicole Richie and Lauren Conrad

While these women have figured out their philosophies, I’m going to keep working on mine. Let me know what your philosophy is!

(Almost) Fashionably Yours,

Amy

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Before we can even delve into finding style, what exactly is it? According to Dictionary.com style is “a mode of fashion, as in dress, especially good or approved fashion; elegance; smartness.” However, style seems to be just as diverse as the people who practice it. How does one know where to look for information?

The answer lies in understanding your personal taste. There are many different categories of types of style out there. Almost everyone disagrees on what categories exist, so ultimately style is very much a personal expression. Here are a few categories that I saw come up most often.

Classic

This is the person who loves things that never go out of style. They go with basic, simple styles that are timeless, think little black dresses and neutral colored blouses. Classic types have the fortunate advantage of being able to wear their wardrobe basics for years, because they don’t go out of style. Similar styles to the classic style include preppy and conservative.

Romantic

Ruffles, lace, the romantic style is all about femininity. Romantics love the elegance of bygone eras, and their style shows it. They enjoy pastel colors and light, flowy fabrics, and love a good dress or skirt. Another similar style to the romantic is the whimsical style, which has a strong creative and eclectic feel.

Bohemian

Bohemian style is often correlated with hippies, but that’s not the entirety of this style. Bohemian style draws its influence from global culture, and enjoys pulling these influences into the clothing they wear. They have the wardrobe staples, but love to pull in accessories and additions like ethnic jewelry and funky jackets. Those with this style can make culture clashes look effortless.

Trendy

Also known as chic, people with this style love whatever is the latest craze. They love well-fitted clothes like the classic style, but love to add trendy details that look like they just came off the runway. They love fabrics with wild prints and bold accessories, and often have a little bit of all the above styles in their wardrobes. Trendy people love what’s new, and are willing to spend a little extra to have it. They often become the fashion consultants for their friends, as they often know the latest in the fashion world.

Of course, finding your fashion couldn’t be so simple. Most people fall in more than one of these categories, and even draw influences from others. For instance, I personally feel like I’m pretty classic, but also have a little bohemian in me.

So where do you fall here? Is there something I missed? Let me know!

(Almost) Fashionably Yours,
Amy

Photo Credits: Classic- Marie Claire, Romantic- hipgirlie.com, Bohemian- onsugar.com, Trendy- Myddnetwork.com

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