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  • justinkeene

    i like to say certain fashion designers. or i would say just me myself. sometimes i dress up sometimes i dress down.

  • Merm123

    My three older sisters influenced my style the most however I had to make the best of their hand me downs as we were not well off so we had a very conservative look among us. I couldn’t wait to fit into some of their retro dresses and skirts. I had lots of girly things to choose from. My twin brother was lucky because he always got new stuff.
    I remember the time when my father and mother took us to Italy to visit our cousins and all my older sisters got new clothes and I didn’t get many but as they grew out of them I still managed to have lots of their clothes. The joys of having older sisters 🙂

  • kvarma

    My MOM

  • ramadevi

    It is just me. It took long time to explore my feelings. I was the youngest and last in the family. When I was small my sisters did everything for me. Slowly I learned to go with my own judgement. Until teen age I used to wear what my sisters suggesting me. They used to select the clothes, jewellery, make up etc. I also do not know the choice well at that time. They love me and they used to get very happy whenever I accept their choice. At that time I never felt that I don’t need to bother or worry about anything. All my teenage gone like that and after marriage my husband wanted me to see in his favourite colours and styles etc. I also accepted that with whole heart be cause I love him and I am very flexible with that. Slowly now I started my creative style and I want to try them. Now I openly can say to my sisters and my husband that I want to make my choice. If they present me something of their choice I accept them with love. I never reject or disappoint them. I never make fuss of anything. Anything goes with me and I have very flexible attitude. I do make very simple, economical and suitable styles for me. That is very important for me. If I wear something it should suit for me and I should be comfortable with that. Most of my friends do ask me for suggestions and I do with pleasure.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I’m glad you are comfortable with your clothes now and there is nothing wrong with experimenting.

  • Mrs Ed

    Me, myself and I. I have never gone with the latest fad. I wear what is comfortable, conservative and looks good on me. I wear my hair long, or when it’s not so long, it is straight. I don’t usually wear makeup. And if someone next to me is dolled up to the hilt, that’s their choice, and they are pretty, but it’s not how I roll.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      I think I roll the same way you do. I only put on makeup for affairs (weddings, departmental holiday parties, etc.) and i wear my hair straight.

  • DM

    My dear Mother, may she rest in peace, helped me to see through her eyes to be myself. She was never anything but herself. And was loved by all. Never be fake. Always, no matter what, be yourself!

  • Erin Estilette

    Hm, that would be a combination of my Mom, older sister, and members of The Cure. My style involves a lot of black, polka dots, stripes, and the occasional red rose or heart print.

  • Simone Luc

    I just buy whatever is on sale, doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest, just as long as it is appealing to me then that is the way it is. I’m also not a very picky or need to dress fancy person, I’m pretty much a very conservative dresser

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Nothing wrong with that!

  • 77giggles

    My mom I guess has influenced my style, both in clothes and decorating. Not extravagant, but classy and well put together!

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio


      • 77giggles

        Thank you, Diane! (mom has so many matching outfits, that when she passes, I swear I’ll need a tractor-trailer to haul it all out!)

        • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

          My mom was obese so her clothes were way too big for me but she really did spare no expense on clothes until she passed. Her clothes were beautiful. I think part of the reason she bought me what she did was because she couldn’t wear those styles herself. For whatever reason, I’m grateful to her because I knew my clothes looked good and when you’re young, you have enough to worry about (especially not fitting in).

  • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

    My mom influenced my style most. She kept up with the latest styles and bought things that most moms wouldn’t buy. For her, money was no object for her clothes and mine. When miniskirts were in style, she bought me them for school. I do think the other girls were a little jealous of my wardrobe. Thanks, mom, up in heaven. I know you’re watching me because every time I get a decent article of clothing, I get a peaceful feeling.

    • 77giggles

      That’s so awesome! What a wonderful tribute to your mom! She raised a great daughter!

      • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

        Thanks! She was an awesome mom!

  • Mani SpaghettiOlasagna Harren

    My older sister, who studied fashion, probably influenced my style the most. I find that most women emulate those close to and around them, and my sister often brought home different fashion magazines or other for both of us to explore and determine what we liked best.

  • Chris

    I would have to say my maternal grandmother and my mom. “Keep it simple sweets”! My style is very bland and this is the reason I can wake up an hour before having to be to work. I do not have to layer my face with makeup or blow dry my hair for hours nor style it. My clothes are simple slacks and tops M-Th and jeans and tees on Friday.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      We learned the KISS theory in Nursing school, only it stood for “keep it simple, stupid”. Your family is very polite! LOL

  • Keith

    Growing up, we didn’t have many people who were out (gay) on television, but I remember being about 13 years old, and I seen RuPaul on some television show giving an interview. He was in complete drag & had made the statement of, “don’t ever be afraid to be yourself, mix it up, wear & dress however makes you happy”. The following year was the first year that my parents finally let me do my own school clothes shopping; and I haven’t looked back since. Still love RuPaul to this day & so glad that the generation now had many individuals to look up to for style; and they see that being unique & different isn’t so bad after all.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Unique and different is good. Otherwise, the planet would become very boring.

  • Nicole D. C

    I don’t think anyone has. Myself really. I like to be comfortable and wear something that won’t make me hot or look weird or uncomfortable over time.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Very smart!

  • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

    That’s a great attitude, Karen! Can you share it with me?

  • Sylvia

    As a child growing up in the 60’s I had fashion role models at every turn. There was the flamboyant style of Cher juxtaposed beside the classic taste of a Jackie Kennedy. There was fringe and tie dye and also white gloves and pillbox hats, the mini and the maxi with go go boots on Saturday and Mary Janes on Sunday. I have to say I leapt in and out of trends as an impressionable teenager trying a bit of everything. I didn’t adopt any look until I was finally comfortable with myself as an adult woman and discovered trends are fun but personal style evolves with self confidence and I can choose many styles to reflect a multi faceted personality. I still page through fashion magazines and appreciate all the latest looks but,for me, real style happens when you embrace your own unique beauty on the inside and outside with joy and pride.

    • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

      Good answer, Sylvia!

  • Patti Coleman

    Just me…I work in the hardware business and can wear anything I want with n reason

  • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

    What’s important is what YOU think, Teresa. Good for you!

  • suraj

    My style is influenced by my own choices. Other people seem to judge my style but I like it my own way. Style is nothing but your thinking expressed in a way of expressions, clothes and charisma.

  • Javier Fuentes

    My culture. I am from Cuba and lived most of my life in the USA in Miami, so I dress very tropical with light colors and short sleeves. 🙂

  • Deb

    I was only 15 when I married and didn’t know much about style. My mother-in-law was very stylish and her influence helped me to develop my own style. She is 90 years old now and still dresses beautifully.

  • luisino

    Here in a selfie I took in Machupichu on a recent trip. These ruins date back to the XIV century. I recommend to all the companions of Vindale that they go to see it to Cusco, Peru, land of the Incas

  • luisino

    excuseme for publication in the page wrong

  • Michelle Hines

    I’m a child of the 80s and I would say all of the Glam Metal bands and Madonna influenced my style. I still like torn jeans, band t-shirts & big earrings.

  • Tami N Bill Jansen

    All my friends who grew up in the 70’s with me. I still wear jeans and a t-shirt and flip flop9and I’m 55 years old ❤

  • Denise N.

    My style is influenced by events and personal taste. I tend to wear certain outfits for awhile. Until an event comes up where I need a new outfit for the occassion. Comfortable, feel good fabrics, classic lines, colors that are not too neutral or too loud. Jewlrey to compliment not compete. Knowing what I like and that I look good in an outfit is a huge source of self confidence.

  • Michaele Dalin Goodson

    My friends growing up saw what didn’t work adjusted from there

  • MT

    Trying to think of the most boring person I know…

  • Amy Nave

    My mother..missed so much.

  • Sue W.

    Roseanne…comfy sheek!!

  • edeliz

    Coco Chanel, “As you leave your house, look in the mirror and take at least one item off.” “Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.”

  • Ray Ayala

    My high school teachers. They were outstanding mentors in many ways that I felt were underpaid, so they knew how to stretch a dollar. They always told us that polyester blends are the way to go because the materials are long lasting and seemed to be color fast. To this day, I always look at clothing labels for garments made with some percent of polyester. I don’t like 100% polyester, because then I feel like I need a disco globe. But this is one lesson I learned well from high school days.

  • Lisa Chernick

    I don’t think I really have a style. I just wear what’s comfortable for me which is jeans and a T-shirt. Usually I wear a T-shirt with the Beatles on it.

  • Stacie Snow

    My mom! I can remember when I was small she would buy us matching outfits! She’s always helped pick my clothes and I’m almost fifty! Lol

  • Noel Stewart

    The Navy influenced my style the most. Why? After going through numerous inspections, I learned how to put an outfit and myself together! In the Navy, you have to make sure your gig line is all lined up! This means — your necktie, your shirt buttons, and your belt buckle all line up vertically. Your shoes must be shined and your clothes must be pressed. You must always have a clean haircut. To this day, even if I am only wearing jeans and tennies, I make sure those tennis shoes are spotless and everything is lined up vertically. If there is a Navy inspection, I say, bring it on!

  • rose morgan

    My daughter, I have no style without her.

  • Delores Krick

    My big sister was my style guru when I was growing up. But now my oldest daughters is my fashion stylist.

  • Inger Avinger-heard

    Myself and my Mom

  • Marie Pitts

    OUTSIDE STYLE: EVOLUTION – many years of picking and choosing what I am comfortable wearing and what I can afford or sew. I often add somethings my students trend just to show I keep up. I love wearing black with splashes of bright colors either on the cloth or accessorized
    INSIDE STYLE: Do everythng with love and the reason of love. (Jesus, Mother Teresa, Lady Diana, John Denver.

  • Surveys Profit

    Watching the latest dramas/ movies to see what is trending. Mix and match by purchasing those on sale.

  • Timothy Mccollum

    My style was influenced by my Dad he always said be your self, dress what makes you feel comfortable, and shower everyday so you smell the part.

  • Marie Angelie Delima

    Audrey Hepburn and my Dad influenced my style the most. Audrey has a classic style that I really love and my dad has that style where clothing has to be comfortable and care-free while looking so neat. A comfortable clothes with classic sophistication is what I love best!

  • Tammy

    Me, myself and I and Parasucco, back in the day, in the 90’s they were called Santana.

  • chchachii

    My bank account has influenced my style the most!

  • Jason Provo

    My style..I will have to go profesionally here…My style would be the nurse who precepted me out of nursing school…as a preceptive student, i was a bit bold and non-respective… didnt wanna wear scrubs….dressed otherwise and felt that nursing duties could be conducted in such attire..i lost respect for the uniform and she re-installed that firmly with me… yes. she was a battle axe!…but also a consomate professional, and i still wear my scrubs to this day!

  • Ken Grant

    My best friends growing up … I learned from their example and they helped me to be not quite so dorky.

  • Claire Lachance

    je n’ai pas d’influence sur la mode, J’achète ce qui me va le mieux car je ne peux pas porter n’importe quoi. alors j’y vais selon mon goût

  • Stephanie Brummett

    my mom

  • M spencer

    No one did I just wear what I like and what is comfortable to be in

  • Leslie M A Heidebrecht-Evin

    Different celebrities influence me, if I happen to like their style.

  • Lee Lehmann

    I don’t easily get influenced by current trends, they go out of style so quickly, I like to wear whatever is comfortable and age appropriate

  • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

    Thanks, Karen! I’ll try to be more positive from now on.

    • Karen T

      That’s wonderful! And believe me, I know staying positive is hard to do sometimes. I’m so far behind on my spring cleaning. The storage question got me a little more motivated. I’m going to start throwing it out! Lol

      • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

        Packing for a move is no fun. As my daughter would say, “I’m over it.” I can’t wait to be done! At least it’s not a rush now since my daughter will be renting my old house. It’s better than paying all that money for an apartment to find out there’s a drummer living right above you. (That happened to a friend of mine.) So since most of the packing is done, I don’t have to rush to finish. Yay!

        • Karen T

          Yeah I like drums, but don’t think I could handle that. LOL But I’m glad she relieved a lot of the stress that you would normally have in moving.

          • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

            My son used to play the drums. It would have been worse if we didn’t have the basement. He doesn’t play any more. Part of me is happy, the other part sad about it.

            • Karen T

              I know how you feel. I think it’s the sense of the drive, ambition and determination they get when playing an instrument that they enjoy. My son used to play the Electric guitar.

              • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

                Exactly, Karen! And I didn’t mind his paying so much because He played well!

                • Karen T

                  Oh I know. I heard my son playing the beginning of a 1980 song -Crazy Train, by Ozzy Osbourne. He looked up and saw me listening by his door and asked “You know that song?” I laughed & said “Yes I do, it’s a little bit older than you are”. Lol

                  • Diane Krumenaker Eugenio

                    It sure was. I like that song! My son played the soundtrack from Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (the new sequel). It’s really good. He majored in audio in a special program in high school so he knew all the songs. One of my favorites is on there. It’s “Father and Son” by Cat Stevens. He sings the son part an octave higher than the father part. I never thought anyone would use that song. The rest will be more familiar to you.

  • Rebecca lee

    I often think that I was born in the wrong era, as I absolutely love 1950’s fashion. I love the timeless glamour of the stars of the day such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. I love trying to base my style on that decade because it’s such a classic look.

  • Larry G

    It’s actually what is missing that influenced me, as opposed to “who”. In today’s world of clothing and accessories, and I’m referring to men’s items, most everything out there is almost the same. Gone are the days where clothing could be given a look and then matched up to the store. There was I. Magnin, Benetton, Lord and Taylor (back in the day store I’m referring to), Marshal Fields, Carson Pirie Scott, Neiman Marcus, and so on. Everyone had a style, a signature that was distinct. Today I challenge you to visit 3 major department stores. Look over the line of daily wear clothes. Then count the number of times you yawned, nodded off or even collapsed to the floor in full snore mode. Uh, hello, wake up! I know that $85.00 price tag for a poorly made tee shirt woke me up. It actually offended me. So my style…get a sewing machine!!! Have fun and make something. I know even the “factory seconds” or slightly irregular things I make are much higher quality than the Tee with an $85 price rag. Oh I mean tag. Nah, right the first time. Too lazy to sew? Dollar store Tee, dye, paint, ink, whatever gets the creative juices flowing. Can’t craft to save a life? Consignment Shops, Goodwill…and you actually went out shopping!! You’d be surprised what you can find. How is that style? My style is to create, or recycle, or repurpose whenever I can. Payoff? Self Satisfaction #1. The money saved – or I’ll say not wasted…I had no problem reassigning those dollars.

  • Paul Clément

    Style? Must one have a style? I am me, and somewhat like Karen, what I wear is governed by the moment or the occasion and, quite frankly, what I have in my wardrobe. I don’t recall ever leaning on any particular group or individual for guidance therein nor do I have any inclination to. What I wear is for the most part practical, comfortable and decent. Right now, it’s 11 am and I’m still in pjs, drinking my coffee and checking out Vindale. That’s me!

  • Maddie Lessard

    No one, I believe I created my own style by watching others. I picked what I liked and discarded what I didn’t like. It took me 55 years but I think I finally got it down to a “T”.

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  • julie

    Initially Madonna I was a teen when she was singing Like A Virgin, so all us girls used to go out with a bazllion bracelets on our arms and lots of lace. Later on in life music was still the most contributing factor, but more the genre of clothing than a specific person. Rock chic toned down 🙂

  • Christy

    To begin with, my friends. I always tried to fit in an be trendy. Now that I’m an adult I go with my own flow. I want comfort and coverage. Nothing else is important at this stage.

  • MyKinKStar

    Got lucky enough to have a stylish Mother, and picked up her ability to stand out without being shocking with her fashions for a 5 foot tall blonde. She was envious (in a good way) of the 70’s bell bottoms and halter tops I was wearing as a teen. Oh, and the mini-skirts with platform shoes! Those of us who grew up during that time had mad skills when it came to fashion regardless of our senses, cause there were so many choices and not as much judgement as today. We wore what we wore with passion!

  • Diane Lane

    The person who influence my style is no one and everyone. I create my own style from what I see around me including the colors and spirit of nature. The creativity of artists in their designs and patterns. Style should reflect the person who wears it, not a carbon copy of someone else.

  • Colleen

    My sense of style is based purely on what I know works for me as far as fashion. I like a particular style of shirt and slacks and so forth. I buy for me, and that is all that matters.

  • Patti Coleman

    I am who I am. A minimalist with a limited wardrobe and I am comfortable wearing the same thing week after week to work or on weekends. I am so lucky that I work in an office where no one as an opinion about fads or fashion. And a husband who loves me no matter what I wear.

  • Jason Provo

    I was heavily influenced as a teenager by goth bands and their styles, so I wore lots of black goth clothes. As an adult, I find I still prefer the black/drab manner of attire. However, I am a huge Hobbit fan as well. Books , movies, etc…and many say I dress like one too. Long shorts, bare feet (hairy toes even) etc…My whole lifeSTYLE is hobbit-like…7 meals a day as often as i can get them and all that ….
    I guess I’m a Gothhobbit, (goth, a bit)

  • Brendan Francis McClelland

    Myself. I don’t follow others on how I look.

  • Shaofeng Song

    the income if I have good income buy more in style stuff.

  • stef

    Well… Just thinking deeply I guess it’s just me, myself and I, because all the decisions that I have to make are made by my person and I take the things that I want to have in my life and trash all the others that I don’t need or that I decide not to have or need. And that’s all. I do what I like and I do what I want so the only influence I get comes from all my actions and consequences.

  • roxysmom87

    I influenced myself. I try to design my own clothes and make them. I usually wear comfortable clothes that help me look thinner. I do get ideas from photos in fashion magazines.

  • Andrew Reynolds

    I’m the only one that influences my style. My style is comfort. If I could wear basketball shorts and a t shirt everywhere I went, I probably would. I like to wear clothes that are loose. Who in their right mind wasn’t to wear somewhat tight clothes in FL………..especially during the summer? I use to wear a lot of black but have add some blue and khaki.

  • Theresa Holly

    I don’t think there is one person that did I prefer to be an individual and dress what looks good on me!

  • kriket green

    Gwen Stephani has influenced my style. She can wear anything and look great. I love to be the only one wearing something unique where ever I go. Staring to me is a form a flattery and I love it. Because of Gwen I love trying new outfits everyday.

  • Connie Payne

    I influence my style. I try to choose from the offerings that are in stores. It can be a chore sometimes.

  • Mohamad Imron

    I usually just rely on what I can do, and never the slightest for me to follow the style, I am more comfortable with myself

  • Rhondalee

    ME Me and ME

  • Dawn Groom Engler

    No one has ever influenced what I should wear. I wear scrubs during the week for work but the weekend I am usually in jeans and a t-shirt with no make up. That is just me and that is what makes me happy.

  • Richard Vargas

    I think my style was mostly influenced by the Soul Train dancers. When I was in seventh grade, my parents allowed me to choose my own clothes, within reason. I would look for clothes similar to what the dancers were wearing. Their style was usually a step ahead of the current trend. Soul Train was a part of our household’s Saturday since the mid seventies. I know my older sisters were huge fans.

  • Sarah Turner

    Nobody, I don’t like some of the stuff others wear. I make my own style of weirdness.

  • Gary

    no one influenced it….I choose comfort over style 🙂

  • deedee walker

    My sister, where she always made our clothes (freehand) not using patterns, our clothes where always well commented on all great comments an where what I always called “Rock n Roll, Originals” my sister definitely influenced my style and still does

  • Sabby D

    I am the first timer here and truely loved this portal!
    With regards to today’s question.
    My mom influenced me in my childhood and growing up days and then when i grew up my friends influenced and then when i started working my colleagues and now when i am a mother I influence my own self and influence my daughters with the learning i have had in past and present surroundings 🙂

  • luisino

    I dress with what suits me well, I do not take much by fashions. But I do not let myself be taken by extremes if there is something modern there in clothes, shoes or slippers that I like I bought it and already.
    The main thing of all is … to feel good with something simple or expensive.

  • Sondra Hicks

    Actually who influenced my style most is my sister I watched her styles and I never really went with the styles and time I really figured what worked for me. She had a huge impact though influence wise

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  • Dicksy Maneschyn

    I would say the fashion industry did…Remember those days of mini skirts, then maxi dresses, then hot pants! Oh my goodness what different styles I wore. Some rediculous of course but what fun it was! Now of course I am much more traditional ..age does that I think.

  • Tanya Prince

    Cyndi lauper has influenced my style most but if it wasn’t for grandma, that style would forever just a style that I wished I had

  • Alirio Federico Cañizalez

    The simplest is that I would not draw so much attention. The lifestyle of oneself is being not very striking

  • Natania

    Definitely my older sister, I remember when I was in middle school, she would fix my hair and pick my outfit out for picture day. I thought it was so cool and looking back at them now, its so funny. My hair is curled and it was so big. I would see my sister and her friends wearing something and I would love it. So, when she would leave, I would try her clothes on. She had a few friends that would come over the house all the time and they became family friends. As I got older I would hang out with them also. I am not sure why she influenced my life so much, maybe because she is the oldest, I am not sure but, what I do know is that she has been an awesome sister. Even when we were younger and I always followed her around, she always tried to be so nice and supportive of me. Don’t get me wrong she had times when she wasn’t so nice, and just wanted it to be her friends, but she has been a great sister.