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Embrace Eccentricity: Unleashing the Power of Personal Style

If you've been following along on Instagram on Mondays with me, you know that we've been playing with personal style. Today's note is a homage to my bold, bright and statement dressers, in honour of the passing of a true style icon, Iris Apfel.

In a world where conformity often reigns supreme, I urge you to defy the mundane and embrace the extraordinary. Let us embark on a sartorial journey together, one where personal style reigns supreme and uniformity is but a distant memory.

For in the realm of fashion, individuality is the ultimate accessory.

Ah, personal style – a notion as elusive as it is empowering. It's not merely about donning the latest trends or adhering to societal norms; rather, it's a vibrant expression of one's innermost self. It's about harnessing the power of fashion to tell your story, to convey your essence to the world without uttering a single word.

I have long believed that style knows no boundaries, no age limits, and no constraints. It is an ever-evolving masterpiece, constantly shifting and evolving with the sands of time. And yet, amidst this glorious chaos, one thing remains steadfast: the importance of embracing one's own unique flair.

For me, personal style is akin to a kaleidoscope – a mesmerizing blend of colours, textures, and patterns that dance harmoniously together to create a symphony of self-expression. It is the thread that weaves through the fabric of our lives, connecting us to our past, present, and future in ways both profound and ineffable.

But let us not mistake personal style for mere frivolity or vanity. Oh no, my dear friends, it is so much more than that. It is a form of liberation, a declaration of independence in a world that often seeks to confine and constrain. It is a celebration of diversity, a testament to the rich tapestry of humanity that makes our world so endlessly fascinating.

And yet, despite its profound significance, personal style is all too often relegated to the realm of superficiality – dismissed as frivolous or inconsequential. But I implore you, dear reader, to look beyond the surface and recognize the transformative power that fashion can wield.

In a world that often seeks to homogenize, let us celebrate the outliers, the eccentrics, and the rebels who dare to defy convention and forge their own path. Let us revel in the beauty of imperfection, the charm of eccentricity, and the allure of authenticity.

For true style is not about conforming to the dictates of others, but rather about embracing the glorious messiness of being human. It is about embracing our quirks, our idiosyncrasies, and our imperfections, and allowing them to shine brightly for all the world to see.

So go forth, my darlings, and embrace your personal style with reckless abandon. Wear that daring print, mix those clashing colours, and accessorize with wild abandon. For in the end, it is not the clothes that make the woman, but rather the woman who makes the clothes.

With love and extravagance,



Coming soon to CLTHD

Participants of our personal style challenge will gain a deeper understanding of their personal style, build a versatile wardrobe, experiment with new looks, and develop the confidence to express themselves authentically through their clothing choices.

Stay tuned!

1 Comment

Mar 04

Well done my dear!

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