Dress for Yourself

Or, The Power of Intentional Style

Are you ever stuck in a fashion rut? Like, you feel nothing looks good on you or that all your clothing choices are safe and boring?  It's easy to get into the habit of just going with the same old thing. But what if we told you that there is an alternative? What if we said that dressing for yourself with intention could unlock a whole new world of style possibilities?

Style is Permanent, Fashion is Fleeting

We often hear people say “style is permanent, fashion is fleeting” and this couldn’t be more true(ish). This is definitely true if you've ever tried the latest online trend, with less than stellar results. It's also true that style isn't about following trends, it expresses the principles of good design and taste.

But, the most stylish people often dress with an element of trendy fashion; and can't styles change over time? At Maison d'Orme our take is that style is about creating a look that is uniquely yours. It allows you to express yourself through your clothes and create an aesthetic that makes you feel confident and powerful. So while fashion changes from season to season, your style should remain consistent - in that it should tell your story in the way only you can tell it.

Invest Wisely

When shopping for something new, think carefully about how each item will fit into your existing wardrobe as a staple or a statement piece. When it comes to wardrobe staples, invest wisely in classic pieces such as good quality denim, tailored blazers and pants, or well made pumps instead of trendy items to build a solid base. Also consider how much wear-and-tear it can take before needing a replacement. Quality goes a long way when it comes to building a timeless wardrobe, and your staples should last. The latest designer bag or shoes may help you look stylish - but buying quality staples will help build a wardrobe capable of lasting through many seasons without having to chase the trends every year. 

Be Adventurous

The key to finding your signature style lies in pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. This doesn't mean that you have to completely reinvent yourself overnight; instead, it means taking small steps towards curating an intentional wardrobe full of items that make you feel like the best version of yourself. Try adding pieces in different colors or fabrics than what you're used to wearing; experiment with layering and mixing textures; find silhouettes and shapes that flatter your body type; wear statement accessories or jewelry - keep exploring!


Intentional Style

Dressing with intention is all about creating a look specifically tailored for you - no matter what trends come and go. Your style should express who you are at any given moment in time - whether it's casual chic on the weekends or a power suit during work hours - never be afraid to try something new. We believe you will benefit from this approach: investing wisely in quality items for your wardrobe's foundation while still being adventurous enough to try out different combinations and colors until you find your own unique aesthetic. When done right, dressing with intention can be life-changing!