Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lion Heart

Lion Heart
Lion Heart 7 I'm wearing:

1. Denim shirt in dark wash, from H&M.
2. Double layer t-shirt in brown and gray, from Pull & Bear.
3. Super skinny jeans in black, from Asos.
4. Connaught St. Ginger boots in brown suede, from Frank Wright.
5. Lucky bones necklace, from Asos.
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How would you define your style? That's a question I get a lot and one that's very tough to answer. It's like, what kind of music do you listen to? And you never know what to say, because you like lots of different things. The same happens with my personal style; sure, there are some pieces that are always there on my outfits, some items that I truly love, but there are days when I like wearing capes; others when I like bow ties and; also, ones where I like to wear shorts with chunky socks. 

We don't live in the seventies anymore, when one season was safari and the next was sailor; we have so many more choices nowadays. Think about it, trends are more of an idea than a step-by-step guide and it's not an obligation to follow today's fashions. We are our own individuals, we make choices, select some things over others...  That's how we start creating our own personal style. One that depends on our mood, on what looks good on us and, even if you like experimenting with different things, you must have something that binds everything together, always.

If I had to define my own personal style, I'd say that there are some key pieces that are always there: black skinny jeans (or skinny jeans in general), biker jackets, denim jackets, chunky sweaters, boots, hi-top sneakers, tons of rings and necklaces and, even, a hairstyle with side bangs. But, like I said at the beginning of this post, some days I wear all black, others I keep the color scheme lighter... The most important thing is that everything stays cohesive: personal style is a way of branding yourself, of expressing your personality without having to speak. Find pieces you like, ones that feel very you and go through the years adapting them, evolving and advancing to become the best version of yourself.

// ¿Cómo definirías tu estilo? Me hacen mucho esa pregunta y es difícil de responder. Es como, ¿qué tipo de música escuchas? Y nunca sabes qué decir, porque te gustan muchas cosas diferentes. Lo mismo sucede con mi estilo personal; claro, hay algunas piezas que siempre están presentes en mis atuendos, algunas cosas que amo mucho, pero hay días en los que me gusta usar capas; otros donde me gustan los corbatines y; también, unos donde me gusta usar shorts y calcetas.

Ya no vivimos en los setentas, donde una temporada todo era safari y la siguiente todo era marinero; tenemos muchas más opciones ahora. Piénsenlo, las tendencias son más una idea que una guía paso a paso y tampoco es como que estemos obligados a seguir lo que está de moda. Somos nuestros propios individuos, tomamos decisiones, elegimos unas cosas en vez de otras... Así es como empezamos a crear nuestro estilo personal. Uno que depende de nuestro humor, de lo que se nos ve bien y, aún cuando les guste experimentar con cosas diferentes, siempre debe haber algo que una todo, que lo haga coherente.

Si tuviera que definir mi estilo personal, diría que hay algunas piezas clave que siempre están ahí: jeans entubados negros (o jeans entubados en general), chamarras motociclistas, chamarras de mezclilla, sweaters de tejido ancho, tennis altos, botas, muchos anillos y collares y, hasta, un estilo de cabello con fleco. Pero, como dije al principio de este post, algunos días me gusta usar todo negro, otros, me voy con colores más claros... La cosa más importante es que todo sea cohesivo: el estilo personal es una forma de tener branding personal, de expresar tu personalidad sin tener que hablar. Encuentren piezas que les gusten, que se sientan muy ustedes y vayan por los años adaptándolas, evolucionando y avanzando para ser la mejor versión de ustedes que puedan.
Lion Heart 4 Lion Heart 2 Lion Heart 6 Lion Heart 5 Love always,
Henry.

Phtographer: Bobby Raffin.

Currently listening: The Magic Kids - Hey Boy.

2 comments:

  1. Loving this post and I'm definitely agreeing on what u say, there hardly or merely an ambiguous definition of style these days, it's not like in the past when certain trends were recognised and attached to an iconic figure, it is now more relaxing on all of ur and we have the luxury to design our personal styles. Love the look u've pulled up, simple and fresh and perfect for a casual ootd x Been a long time and I'm still into your work, pal x

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