What is Style?

Style can be defined as many things. I like to think that everyone has their own style. No one is entitled to delegate someone else’s look. People tend to follow trends, not that’s a bad thing; I myself adore some trends that appear on the forefront. Interestingly enough, I found someone who defies the odds and makes her own style rules.

Alexa is an innovative, fearless young woman with incredible style. She’s become a style icon through social media for her creative looks, but Alexa doesn’t give herself nearly as much credit as she deserves.

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“I don’t know what to call my style, because it’s honestly all over the place. Some days I feel like being monochromatic and wearing blacks, grays, whites, and some days I am just so full of color,” Alexa said.

She also said some of her favorite places to shop include Topshop, Zara, Forever 21, and H&M. It isn’t always about the money, but it’s more about the look.

“As a college girl, I look for dupes that look similar to high end fashion brands. I online shop a lot, but I mainly go through those stores quite often because they tend to have clothes that I flow toward,” Alexa said.

Lately, Alexa has been influenced by Korean and Japanese street style because of their ability to add a personal touch or a pop of color to effortless outfits.

“I have been finding cool Korean stores that ship to the United States such as mixxmix.com and m.en.alandglobal.com,” Alexa said.” Their selection is simple but very nice and affordable.”

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So many people live in fear to wear what they want, to dress themselves according to their personal preferences, but Alexa has no issue with that.

Not all name brands make nice things. There are some  brands out there that get their inspiration from traditional looks, and they imitate others. Find what works for you, and experiment if you want to.

“The main issue about brands is that people tend to buy it for the name and for that purpose only. They believe that if they buy a certain brand people will look up to them,” Alexa said. “As for me, if anything is nice in design and quality, regardless of the name brand, I will get it.”

What works for one person, may not work for you. We’re all different, and it’s all about finding what’s right for you.

“It is important to be yourself; don’t try to be someone else and dress like someone else. Try to find a fit that you are comfortable in and that is so you,” Alexa said.

As for worrying about what other people may thing of your looks, take Alexa’s advice.

“Don’t be afraid of what people will say, because honestly style is how you work it,” Alexa said.

Follow Alexa on Twitter @atoaii, and as she would say, “Stay kawaii.”

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All photos courtesy of Alexa.

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