Studio 5 September Theme: Find Your Style

Three “style-savvy” women help us explore the topic by sharing what style means to them.

“Your style reflects what you love, what describes you, what kind environment you can relax in and feel at peace with. Many of us have items in our homes already that we have collected over the years and describe who you are. Often what you wear is also reflected in what style is in your home. When you take these few items and highlight them with a more defined style (Cottage, Contemporary, etc.) you create YOUR style, unique to you, and now you have a place that you can feel at home in.”

Angela Ingo, Interior Designer

Style is simply individual expression. It is usually visual; whether through our clothes, our home, our car, our garden, our hobbies, or really, anything we create. It is a reflection of who we are on the inside; our personality, our priorities, our values etc…

I think for most of us it’s an inadvertent expression, something we don’t plan or think about… but it’s a joyful, creative and enlightening process to start making that connection and explore just what our personal style is.

Having style means not necessarily that it is trendy, so much as it is knowing that it’s yours; accepting and embracing it.

Susan Neal, Studio 5 Contributor

Whenever the term “style” is used, it most commonly refers to one’s fashion, but style is so much more than the contents of our closet. It is the combination of the way you dress, talk, move—basically, it’s all encompassing. Style is an expression from our soul. No two styles our alike. It’s completely individual. Each of our own, individual experiences mold our style – and style allows you to establish you own identity.

Laci Davis, Photographer

This is an idea explored in-depth in the book “Style Statement: Living By Your Own Design” by Carrie McCarthy & Danielle LaPorte. For more information, visit:

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