When fashion is cool, it leans toward inner strength; a peaceful warrior of important change. The look encourages rooted thinking and has a way of making everyone else question the need to be over the top. Balancing denim, military, androgynous, beatnik and bohemian carefully, with an eye towards subtlety, and with a keen sense of mystery...is cool.
Dare to be vulnerable.
Hiding your feelings is hip these days, supposedly a sign of being self-possessed and above it all. But cool energy is all about naked honesty, childlike glee, and unmasked excitement. It's the anti–James Dean—anything BUT remote and unruffled. So wear your heart on your sleeve! Why hold back your true feelings about someone you admire? Or pretend you don't love something that's not considered "cool" by the self-appointed tastemakers of the world? What's really cool is to be unapologetically yourself.