STYLE WATCH: Women Who Inspire Us

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Anine Bing is a model and influencer who has created her own label . She believes in three guiding principles, which I want to share with you today.

1. LESS IS MORE

2. INVEST IN QUALITY

3. MAKE YOUR OWN RULES

These three statements can be applied to style, and to life in general. A European designer recently said to me, "American women have too much stuff!" How true is that? We buy because it's on sale, we buy because the sales person says "It looks fabulous on you!", we buy because we need something to wear at the last minute and feel like we have no other options, and the list of reasons goes on and on....

I want to encourage you to incorporate these principles into your life. It's difficult to spend money on basics especially, but it will save money in the long run. The pieces will last longer, will look better because of the fabric with which they are made, and you won't need more than a few pieces to create your core wardrobe. Fast fashion is just that, it arrives fast, it falls apart fast, and it goes out of fashion fast. 

It is also important to remember that you have the power to decide what you want to wear. Trends are simply a designer's way to be creative and modern, but this doesn't mean you have to follow along. Create your own statement style, choose wisely, and you will feel stylish and empowered every day.

 

Alison Bruhn