“A great guideline is WWTFD? (What WOULD Tom Ford Do?)”
I loved this quote by Bella from the citizen rosebud. If you’re wondering where it came from, it was in reference to the post I did How Many Buttons Do I Leave Open On My Shirt? I decided I liked the quote so much that I’d do a full blown post on the subject, especially as I know how much some of my readers love Mr Ford. So what’s this post about? Well in the past I’ve written guides and how to’s on women’s style but this little nugget eclipses everything else I’ve written. It’s the one piece of information and mindset that you need to adopt whenever you face a style dilemma.
What Would Tom Ford Do? (WWTFD)
This is the magic question you need to ask yourself whenever you’re unsure about whether to buy that new pair or shoes or when you’re stood in front of your mirror scratching your head over an outfit. There is no need to ring your friend for her advice just channel that inner Tom Ford and ask yourself What Would Tom Ford Do? Would he give the go ahead to that dress, would those shoes get his nod of approval? Is that dress sexy enough to get a thumbs up? These are the sorts of questions you need to be asking yourself when faced with the toughest of style headaches.
Why Tom Ford?
I remember receiving some serious flak when I was featured on fashionlimbo by someone who left a commenting saying all I do is talk about Tom Ford. I think to date I’ve only ever written one post about Tom Ford in my ‘style icons’ series. So I know I risk being hated on again but hey ho… The reason it’s What Would Tom Ford Do and not say… What Would Domenico Dolce Do? is simply because Tom Ford must be one of the most loved men in fashion. Everyone seems to love him, not only that but he has a really great business knack as well as a keen eye for style. Everything he touches turns to gold… just ask the Gucci group.
On a more serious note while the above was a little bit tongue in cheek there is certainly truth in it. If you’re familiar with the term modelling (I don’t mean walking down catwalks) it is an NLP term where you take a small part of something that someone excels at and try to mimic how they do it. So modelling someone who has a great belief and values on style is a fantastic way to improve your own style.
You could simply start by looking at his past collections and identifying themes running through them and posing yourself the questions? What makes it stylish?
Look at the way he puts the clothes together and how they work.
I know this sort of thing works as I’ve used it myself when I was developing my own style and still do.
So although WWTFD is a little bit tongue in cheek, it’s still a very valid question to ask when your struggling with your own style.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on Tom Ford and this post…
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