style: noun \ˈstī(-ə)l\ (1) A distinctive manner of expression (as in writing or speech) [writes with more attention to style than to content] [the flowery style of 18th century prose]; a distinctive manner or custom of behaving or conducting oneself [the formal style of the court] [his style is abrasive]; also: a particular mode of living [in high style]; a particular manner or technique by which something is done, created, or performed [a unique style of horseback riding] [the classical style of dance]. (2) A distinctive quality, form, or type of something [a new dress style] [the Greek style of architecture]. (3) The state of being popular [clothes that are always in style]; fashionable elegance; beauty, grace, or ease of manner or technique [an awkward moment she handled with style]. (Excerpted from Merriam-Webster)
Style is about self-discovery, experimentation and reinvention. It is learning and becoming who you are – in this moment – and presenting that side of you to the world. At the encouragement of one of my friends, I started this style blog, as he says, to "find the art in my life." I hope this helps you find yours. "The New Classics" is a nod to the classical architecture of Washington, its academic and intellectual history and my own personal style philosophy.