In partnership with Fashion Editorial Site, Emperifollá
When I was a kid, I wore a gold necklace with a tiny cheerleader charm on it. My mom had bought it for me at the local mall because I’d often tell anyone who would listen that I was a cheerleader. The necklace cut to the chase.
Like many people, I’ve always gravitated towards pieces of jewelry that tell the story of who I am. At the moment, I’m wearing two gold necklaces: one says “Leo” to show off my zodiac sign, the other sports an “F” as proof that my name is indeed Frances. Some of my most cherished pieces are the ones that allow me to carry a little bit of my home with me, like the black leather jacket with the Puerto Rican flag on the back that I scored at East Hearlem’s El Barrio Music Center.
To me, style is in the details.
I’ve often thought of myself as style-less. I tend to not care about trends and have an affinity for wearing all black (no matter the season or the place). My fashion choices are not risky and my wardrobe more closely resembles Fran Lebowitz than Carrie Bradshaw. Let’s just say there is a formula to how I look, but I am okay with that.
If you think about it, some of the most stylish people on the planet are known for their signature uniforms. Take Fran Lebowitz, for example, who is known for sporting blue jeans, white button down shirts, blazers, and cowboy boots. Or Frida Kahlo, who wore one of the most enigmatic fashion uniforms in history, taking her personal pain, heritage, and upbringing to craft her own wardrobe.
In finding your own style uniform, you might just embark on a personal journey. What details define you? What parts of your life do you pick out to wear as your signature style? This sounds a little daunting, but it’s not. Here’s how you can do it.
STEP 1 - Get To Know Yourself