I read an article recently in The Sunday Times Style magazine about Gwyneth Paltrow and the fact that she apparently cannot make up her mind about what style she wants to wear. Now I could understand this if she was "mixing genres" or the likes but they were too different outfits from two different events: a book launch and some red carpet deal-io. To highten my confusion I thought the outfits were quite similar. Now one was jeans and a sweater and one was a dress but both outfits were (in my opinion) minimalistic, fitted and sophisticated with muted tones. As far as I was concerned they were the same style, just different variations.
But thats beyond the point... If she wanted to wear two vastly different outfits isn't that her perogitive? If it is acceptable and she is working it let her be. Why does she need to choose?!? I mean, to me, fashion is one of those realms that allows you to be completely expressive and experimental and to just have fun.
I always thought style was your ability to create outfits that are more than just fashionable, that just work. Not a certain look you have created. Am I wrong? I do agree that each persons look should be individual to themselves, almost like their handwriting. But doesn't everyone mess around with their handwriting, seeing what looks nicer, what flows better. I know I have. I think people should have a certain style but that they are not restricted to one look, that they can experiment with new trends, adapt their look and add to their style.
The thing is that I also read somewhere that when it comes to fashion, your twenties is the time for experimenting. Do you agree? I agree in the sense that by the time you hit thirty you probably should know what suits you, your shape and all that jazz. But when it comes to experimenting with new trends and different looks is that only allowed for the people under thirty? That seems so bizarre. Most of the women we see as icons were more stylish post thirty, or is that because they are no longer experimenting?
It is a topic that has been bothering me for sometime, especially considering my "look" changes nearly everyday. I always joke and say my style is schizophrenic or a "playa". I couldn't choose just one look and run with it. I love so many and I enjoy playing around with them. But other times I feel I should cop on and grow up and work on one look and perfect it or something. You see some people working one look so well and they become known for it and others that are just stylish no matter what look they are working.
What are your thoughts?