I recently came across this quote by German-born fashion designer and artist Karl Lagerfeld:
“Personality begins where comparison ends.”
Personality is the sum total of the physical, mental, emotional, and social characteristics of a person. When we talk about character, we essentially speak of the qualities and distinctions which make a person unique. This uniqueness is worthy to be embraced. It makes you special and singular. There is no one like you.
The trouble people constantly face in our self-centered and materialistic culture is they cannot stop comparing themselves to others, specially when it comes to external looks and items we possess, or not. Lagerfeld does make a point about style. What if we all stop comparing ourselves?
Everyone has their own style. Embrace your style. Wear what makes you feel comfortable. Style belongs to you. You are the owner, the leader, the trendsetter, and the remixer when it comes to style. You determine how you want to style yourself.
In a way, style is in the eye of the beholder. Don’t let comparison determine your level of confidence. Let your true personality shine.