Zara Lace Dress\ Sweatshirt from A Question of Organic Label\ ASOS Mixed Leather Jacket
With almost two years of interviews under my belt for the Fashion View column that I contribute to at The Voice Tribune, I find myself constantly asking local trendsetters and business professionals what their personal style mantra is. Some see it as an outlet for self-expression, while others see it as an absolute extension of one’s self. And with all this fashion talk going on, I have found that I am often reflecting on my own personal style, and what fashion means to me as a fashion writer and style blogger. However, I have come to the realization that my answer is just as simple as it is complicated (you know I thrive on a good contradiction).
You see, for me, fashion is not only an expression of my current mood, but it also represents a style mantra that has developed over years of self-acceptance and creative expression. Whether I am donning pastels and pleats, or sneakers and sweatshirts, I find that a balance between masculine and feminine elements is right where I like to be on that style spectrum. And the rest is simply open for interpretation.