Finding Inspiration in Your Style

Finding Inspiration in Your Style

I don’t know about you, but I’m always seeking inspiration in everything including my style. Finding inspiration in my style seems to be a huge part of my life these days. It’s the one thing that I can control and create something all my own. How my style makes me feel inspires me when there are difficulties and has helped me get through some tough patches. Much of this are reasons why I think you should find inspiration in your style too. 

Why I think you should find inspiration in your style? Your style is apart of you. It dictates how you feel and it’s the basis of your lifestyle. Another thought to consider is how your style can inspire you to do the things you aspire to do. Many use clothing as a statement and it inspires them to follow their purpose. Case and point, style is perpetuated by your mood. It’s that feeling that helps you decide your moves and gives you the motivation you need even when you feel stuck. 

I realized the importance that style made to my life when I started to pay closer attention to how my mood changed depending on what I wore. It’s a trip how much an outfit can change your attitude as soon as you put it on. Times like these, the mirror is my best friend because it shows me just how I feel.   

Inspirational Style Wardrobe and Deets

Tee by Shein

Pants by Shein

Bracelets by Kollectin

Black ankle boots by Shein (similar)

Belt (similar)

Finding Inspiration in this Style

My outfit style was inspired by the 1970’s. Mostly because the 70’s were a very powerful time for African American women and many historical moments were carved into this decade. One of those many historical moments was that of the quintessential Shirley Chisholm (get to know her) who became the first African American woman candidate for President, with more than 150 delegate votes at the 1972 Democratic convention. An unbelievable mark on american history during a time when African Americans were fighting to receive the same legally (and socially) sanctioned privileges and rights in the U.S as White Americans. This style inspires me to follow in the footsteps of so many like Chisholm that came before me that didn’t settle and went after what they wanted. They set a trail blaze for my generation and the generations that follow to do what makes you proud, fight for what you believe in and do selfless acts to help make the world a better place.

I was obsessed with these plaid high-waist wide and flare ruffle pants to begin with. And the stripe detail along the hip and thigh made my life complete. The belt seemed like the perfect touch to give it the effect it needed. The look went from fun at the bottom to sexy at the top because of the asymmetrical neck solid tee I fell fondly for. No other boots would do and that’s why I settled for the black ankle boots for fine measure. 

How does your style inspire you? Can you name a time when you were inspired by your style? Thank you for stopping by and reading this post. Hopefully you were inspired by it and want to subscribe for some more inspiration. I got you covered. 

Xo,
 

Pentené
Pentené

Pentené Milner is a mother, influencer, stylist and all around lifer. She started Style Me Fancy by Pentené (a style, fashion and lifestyle blog) initially to brand herself as a stylist, but quickly turned it into a place to inspire women to find a sense of empowerment in their personal style. She’s a native of San Diego, California, but made Los Angeles her home in 2002. She enjoys being mom to her tween son, city life, fun with family (and friends that are like family), seeing the world, dressing up, dining, wineries and self caring at a spa. To her, as a former singer, music brings everything to light and many times writes while listening to it.

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