Speaking of search, you can lose yourself in a vast colossus of fashion content by way of online magazines and social networks like Pinterest or POPSUGAR. Personally, I’m interested in the anecdotes of friends and locals who are making their own mark. For those in need of a bit more confidence, I recommend taking after the style cues on the blog She Wore it Anyways—a blog started by two funny fashionistas who are all about breaking runway rules and living out loud through their looks. The duo’s mantra: “it doesn’t matter what you want to look like; the way you look matters,” sounds like something Confucius would say if he had had any fashion sense. But there is wisdom in the words, as curating a personal image can’t be defined by what’s on a magazine cover. The tabloids can talk all they want. If those blue wolf-printed leggings rock your socks, pull on a pair. It doesn’t matter if anyone is laughing or admiring. If you look in the mirror and can’t help but strike a pose and crack a smile, honey, you’ve got style.
Style alert: For those folks who like their look fun and funky, Collective Clothing is doing a Vintage Pop-up Store during Mainx24 this year on Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 1601 Rossville Ave. Stay tuned for more on that!