Is it possible that great style for one could be colossal fail for another? Of course it is! And the mini version of that is the question I often find myself thinking,
If (fill in the blank) looks so good in that, why can’t I wear it?
Usually, there are reasons; I am in the process of learning about those now. As I learn different principles, and try different concepts, I find other aspects of my look need tweaking.
So what makes style individual? My theory:
when two artistic principles conflict because of your unique body and you create an artful solution
For example, my hips are wide and my legs are short. Wide hips are supposed to be balanced by flared pants; straight leg pants with a slight taper makes legs look longer. These two principles conflict. That could be frustrating. Or an opportunity for me to develop great individual style.