How many of us have heard certain movie stars and famous women described as being chic and stylish? What does the word “chic” even mean?
The word “Chic” comes from the French word ‘chique’ which means skills and elegance. Through the years, it has been used to describe a woman as smart and stylish. Contrary to what we see and hear in the media and advertising world, we are surrounded by many chic women!
The friends and family members that we know who are not necessarily wearing the latest fads and trends but still look stylish and cause those around them to want to copy their look! These women know what looks great on them and know how to work with the wardrobe pieces they have in order to create the look that they enjoy wearing.
Today was a perfect example of this! It’s still spirit week, and today’s theme was athletic wear. Our gang of four took this theme and all went in different directions with it! The beauty of it all was that each of us wore what we felt good in…… the style was different but the outcome the same! Great looks which fit our styles and were fun to wear!
Susie called this “athletic wear” because it was a “sweat suit” from Ralph Lauren. Michelle took the themed day a little differently. She wore black underarmor joggers and a red Nike shirt. Is it appropriate to mix brands? Well, she did. Michelle also wore a closet must have-Black tennis shoes with white soles. It’s every casual day fashionista’s dream shoe. 🙂 Susie wouldn’t be caught dead in them! Not that she doesn’t like them, but it’s just not her kind of chic.
We encourage each of you to take risks, explore the looks that you enjoy and then own those looks and styles!!! Look at the many different fashion options which are available and forget about what the experts say is in style or out of style!! Classic, boho, preppy, trendy, totally feminine…. there are so many different looks!
Be the woman who dares to bring out her personality, passions, and lifestyle!!! Be the woman whose clothes and style reflect who SHE is and not the woman who wears things which are not her and thus ends up looking uncomfortable!! Don’t be a mannequin!! Be that chic woman!!
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening”
– Coco Chanel