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    Standing out of the crowd doesn’t take a consignment of trends. Sometimes it simply takes being who you are to bring light to your personal style. Style is a mentality. It is certainly influenced by fashion but it comes from within, and not influenced by the masses. It cannot be bought, mass-produced or re-interpreted.

    What Is Style?
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    October 23, 2016
    Words by Tia Muhammad

    Standing out of the crowd doesn’t take a consignment of trends. Sometimes it simply takes being who you are to bring light to your personal style. Style is a mentality. It is certainly influenced by fashion but it comes from within, and not influenced by the masses. It cannot be bought, mass-produced or re-interpreted. It is an attitude and is defined as a distinct manner of doing or presenting things. It is taking fashion provided from designers and making it your own. It’s throwing out the fashion rules and interpreting fabric, apparel, and accessories on your own terms.

    Letting your hair down, going with the flow, and trusting your mood for the day takes a certain type of courage. Style is an intuitive, natural gravitation toward what makes sense to you. What feels right. What looks right. It takes boldness, confidence, and an imagination to go beyond the mark society has placed upon you. This doesn’t mean you have to go out wearing larger than life hats to be seen as “unique” and to get attention. It simply means being authentically you is good enough. Pairing that rare piece of jewelry with a basic top and pant can set you apart from the rest just as distinctly as wearing something complicated and loud. It is your choice. All that matters is if feels right to you. If it gives you that extra boost of personal confidence… That’s style.

    From our apparel to our choice of accessories, style trumps all bringing forth your very own personality and creativity. Embodying style can come easy if you stay true to yourself. You can rock anything, from a denim shirt and jean to a simple nude dress with style. Exuding confidence and making it your own is the key. Flowing coils offset by expressive accessories is that simple contrast of style that can take a look beyond the traditional mark. Everyone can have style, it’s ultimately his or her own story to tell. You just have to sit with yourself long enough to discover what you stand for and how you want to express it. This is how you embody style with purpose. Everyday.

    ONYCHEK FEATURED FOCUS

    Legacy Collection by Charmaine Taylor This post features some of ONYCHEK’s high-fashion jewelry. Hand-crafted and encased in precious metal, every Legacy Collection piece is created from the original fence of South Africa’s notorious Robben Island prison where freedom fighters including Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, Walter Sisulu and many more were housed during South Africa’s most oppressive apartheid years. Every piece of jewelry is limited-edition and reflects the powerful spirit of those who overcame. Each Legacy Collection piece is named in honor of South Africa’s struggle for democracy.

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    Grace Earrings – Grace symbolizes unmerited favor and forgiveness. (See More)

    Choice Bracelet – Nelson Mandela led South Africa into their first Democratic election in 1994. In honor of his passing in 2014, the X symbolizes the right to vote, and X is twenty in Roman numerals- Reflecting twenty years of democracy. (See More)

    Release Pendant Necklace – Release symbolizes to be free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, to release a prisoner. (See More)