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Things I advise NOT to do if you are a guy...

   As you know, style is something that can be made up of many factors. I have said it again and again that my comments, photos and opinions are subjected here to help people see other possibilities of fashion and personal style. However, there are just some things that need to be blunt and to the point. Whether it's personal hygiene, grooming, clothes or other, I have strong ideas of what NOT to do.

Guys, I realize (being male) that when you sit down, your knees automatically want to gravitate in opposite directions (like opposing magnets) But, I have faith in you to be a bit more conscience of posture and sitting etiquette . It just isn't very becoming.

Grooming 101. Genetics can sometimes be a cruel thing. When it comes to hair, it seems everyone always wants the type of hair they DON'T have. You spend hundreds and thousands of dollars trying to re-structure you hair into art. I am all for it! There is something to be said about wanting to have your hair match the rest of your style. Go see a professional for some advise. In every town , hair salons are everywhere. If you can do it yourself, excellent and good for you...if you can't..I promise you there ARE options.

sigh... I feel some things just shouldn't have to be told or mentioned. We know that it is hot outside, we feel your pain. But the rest of us suffer that pain quietly and with our clothes worn in the correct manner. Be respectful to your clothes...they deserve your respect.

If you have long hair...well I'm jealous. I miss my long hair. I had ponytails all the time. I am a huge fan! But please no big cloth scrunchies . Enough said.

It's bad enough that men have very few options when it comes to clothes. For shirts, we have t-shirts and button downs. Since it is so limited, you should hone in on the good ones and make them work for you. Remember, your clothes should highlight YOU not the other way around.

I hope that I help people understand the art of style...and it really is an art. It takes some people a very long time to realize it. And, that is ok...as long as you do realize it. Mirrors were invented for us to use. Get a few of them. Make sure to view yourself 360 degrees before you leave. 


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TheAvailableAnswer: Why we do what we do...: " I am so interested in why and how people choose their style. Why do you like certain designers and not others? Why do we like trends? It ..."

Why we do what we do...

   I am so interested in why and how people choose their style. Why do you like certain designers and not others? Why do we like trends? It is really an interesting subject if you dive deep into it. I realize some things are obvious...like your environment, friends and status. I know that a lot of people (me included) dress differently at work versus their private life. I get frustrated sometimes when I see someone who could have done SO MUCH more with their daily style but chose not to. I get this way because I know how clothes can give you a positive start to your day or put a nice strut in your walk. Others choose their style to stand out and be an individual where some choose to dress like their friends with the newest latest trends. Trends are cool, but it gets annoying when you see the same thing everywhere you go. Usually a trend is something that is pre-determined by designers and fashion houses. For instance, how every designer will use one particular color incorporated into that seasons collections or a military feel or well....anything. I have no problem with that although, I like to veer away from trends. When the things that I wear start becoming a trend...it is time to change :)

   What is YOUR style? Do you go for the casual "i don't care about fashion" look...uggs, oversized sweatpants and a t-shirt you had in college? Maybe, a conservative crisp button down, pencil skirt and a pointy toe kitten heel. Or, vintage everything? Rock and Roll? Goth? I see it all here in the city. As much as we like to rip on everyones style...it's still THEIR style and they made a conscience decision to pick it. I find it fascinating!

I would love to sit down with every person I take a photo of and ask them how and why they choose what they're going to wear that day. And on that note, I wish I could dress everyone. Not that what they are wearing is wrong, I just see a potential to be EXCELLENT rather than just OK. Again, personal style is just fascinating to me. 

I am starting a campaign to find people who will let me style them with their wardrobe and post about it. If you would be interested, please let me know. It could be really interesting and fun!