How has the definition of style evolved over the years in the fashion industry? In this episode, I chat with renowned stylist and fashion expert, Christine Simmons, and we talk about the intricacies of personal expression and navigating the fine line between fashion and style.
Christine sheds light on the evolving definition of style in the fashion industry, emphasising the importance of sustainability and the revival of timeless pieces. We reflect on the role of fashion in shaping societal perceptions of beauty and style, particularly among the younger generation influenced by social media and fashion houses.
Whether you’re at the beginning, middle, or an expert in your style journey, Christine’s words resonate with timeless wisdom.
Fashion vs. Style:
Fashion is described as trends on one side of the street, while style represents timeless choices and personal expression on the other.
Evolution of Style:
Christine discusses the evolving definition of style, emphasizing creativity and the use of sustainably sourced fibers in classic shapes.
Fashion’s Impact on Beauty and Style Perceptions:
The influence of the fashion industry on societal perceptions, particularly among the younger generation immersed in social media and influencers, is explored.
Timeless Fashion Pieces:
Emphasis on accessories, such as scarves and signature handbags, as timeless pieces that transcend trends and can be passed down through generations.
Influence of Fashion on Self-Confidence:
The discussion shifts to how fashion impacts self-confidence, with winning outfits making individuals feel on top of the world.
Helping Clients Find Unique Style:
Christine’s approach to helping clients discover their unique style involves engaging in conversation and understanding individual preferences and lifestyles.
Cultural Differences in Fashion Preferences:
Insights into how cultural differences manifest in fashion preferences globally, with major fashion houses adapting their ranges for diverse markets.
Louise’s Top Tip
I always suggest women enjoy the journey of discovering and evolving their style, embracing influences, and visualizing personal preferences to create a signature style.If you are unsure how to do this yourself, I suggest consulting with a stylist who will assist you in determining your own style and curating your wardrobe to suit the new you!
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