Hello people... It is always an amazing feeling when I get time to pen down few thoughts that cross my mind and am glad that a contest by Women’s Web has just come up with “the’ topic I cannot help but share my thoughts about. So more than the contest it is the topic which gets me all that excited.. So before I begin- there are some ground rules to follow eh? So here we go
This post is my expression of style for the ‘A Style Of My Own’ blogger contest by Women’s Web and Trishla emart
Now the topic really interests me for two reasons.
1- I love the word “style”
2- I want to make use of this opportunity to share couple of very critical messages which I think we are ignoring!
Style has varied meanings and depends on how one actually perceives it to be.. Let me begin by saying making an own style statement is very important!! Let me try and give a perspective here – I can walk into a meeting room in an ordinary “Salwar kurta”- but then it has to be neatly ironed, clean and I make sure the accessories I keep with me are just simple and go well with the dress !- if you read this carefully am trying to draw your attention to the fact that ”Style to me is something which makes me feel comfortable, confident and yes that gives me a good feeling” So it is all about attitude!– by saying this am all for ‘looking good ‘as well right? The point is ‘branded clothes’, cosmetics or a brilliant hair-do is just not enough to make that statement: you see? Point is how comfortable are you? Isn’t it? Now my sun sign suggests- “Libra woman is always conscious about what she wears, how she looks and stands out in the crowd”- btw this is true! but then I really do not have to overdo to make that statement! The point again being just be comfortable.(I can do all of this- by just wearing a simple white shirt and jeans but how I carry myself matters) So people- the point am trying to drive home is:' it is very important' to get that attitude right, and it comes from keeping it simple and by just being comfortable.. Though everyone has different ways of doing it... so just want to say you really don’t have to be someone else to make a style statement- that is not happening! So my mantra has always been ” be yourself”.
Now coming to the real message I wanted to share with everyone and again this to me is very important aspect- so if I say- staying fit! Is the real style? How many of you agree with me? Well in theory yes – maybe? But how many of us are really taking care of this aspect? Folks- you can wear best of clothes or make-up etc- if you are not healthy or fit- it does not work out and you are just not doing any good to yourself... So to me my style is how I take care of my body..!! This to me is the real style? Don’t you all agree...? Now this is not easy- and no by staying fit I do not mean size “0” or stuff like that- all I mean is keep that balance – ‘if I am not asking myself how fit I am? Whether or not am getting all the health checks done?’- Then no am not doing any good!- This is definitely not my style – should never be anybody’s style either. Agree?
I have experienced the pain of ignoring this important aspect and ‘believe you me’ it is tough and getting back in shape is really challenging- so prevention is better than cure correct? While it is important that you take care of how you look but the real thing is how much you care for yourself and it matters the most!. Staying fit as long as I live!! That is” the “style.
I would be happy if I am able to convince one of you and for that matter a point of self introspection for me as well and thanks to Women’s web for running this contest. Just what the doctor ordered at least for me J
Please react to this with feedback folks..!! And yes go out there make your style statement but please remember staying fit matters the most! So let us keep it real!