Okay, that title should read “Three Words That Define My Personal Style” … maybe. These things are not hard and fast, of course. I mean I choose the words, so I can just as easily choose to change them. And who said it had to be three words. Three is a very arbitrary number after all. Albeit one loved by literary critics, poets, and writers of every stripe. Not to mention that three is found so frequently in mythology, religion, and the natural world. So maybe we could say that three is a logical choice in establishing the mythology of our personal style. Ha.
But I am digressing already and I haven’t even moved past the first paragraph.
Let’s move on, shall we? This past week I have been exploring, in a big way, the “Three Word Method” of defining personal style. I’ve been reading, listening, watching videos, as well as having fun conversations with friends about how they would define my personal style and their own.
Then I combined suggestions from Alyssa Beltempo, Allison Bornstein, and Amy Smilovic to try to find words that are applicable to me and my style. And I’m ready to commit to three words that define my personal style. At least for the moment.
But I’m going to let you watch the video before I say more. At 23 minutes, it’s a bit longer than last time. But I’m hoping you’ll find the subject so fascinating that you won’t get bored. Still, maybe you should pause halfway through to make a fresh cup of tea.
So I hope you enjoyed that. I had fun making it.
I’ve posted Allison’s list of words you can use to identify your own personal style below. I found others, but hers was the most useful, I think.
Here’s the link for the article I read at Coveteur.com. This was where I read about Amy Smilovic’s method for identifying her three words. As I said in my video, I’ve used Allison’s closet editing method before and written and talked about it here. I thought Amy’s slightly different approach might be good for a change.
You can find my “Personal Style Mood Board” on Pinterest here, if you’re interested. I used this to help me look for patterns and repeated ideas. Like “classic” and “minimal.” And also to more easily visualise how I style my “without fails.”
Here’s the link for Allison’s account on TikTok. She has numerous short videos on the “Three Word Method;” I’ve linked to the first in the series. And you can find useful videos about the three word method to define your personal style on Allyssa Beltempo’s YouTube channel here and here.
And speaking of Alyssa Beltempo and her mention of how our personal style can have an element of the aspirational to it. I may aspire to be as chill as Amy Smilovic in my style asthetic. But I also aspire as a blogger/vlogger to be able to make high quality, cool, and wonderfully atmospheric videos like Alyssa.
One day… one day… perhaps, maybe, hopefully. Besides it’s good to have goals. Don’t you think?
That’s it for me this week, my friends. Next week will be something non-fashion oriented. I promise.
Now it’s your turn. Any takers ready to share what you think your three words might be?