Fandango Provocative Question # 125 – Style

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Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

This week’s provocative question is about “style.” What do I mean by style? Well, as Shakespeare might say, there’s the rub. According to my extensive research, style refers to a person’s particular way of expressing themselves — whether that’s through style of clothing, writing style, preferred hair style, or style of architecture. It’s the total combination of the way a person dresses, talks, writes, moves their body, etc. Simply put, style is how we express our inner being outwardly. This includes all of our thoughts, emotions, interests, and values. Everything on the outside is merely a reflection of what’s on the inside.

Having read all that, I still can’t put my finger on what style actually is. Do we each have one style or do we have several or even many styles? So my question to you is about how you would characterize your style. You can interpret the question any way you wish as you consider your answer. So here’s the question.

What’s your style?

I think it’s a very interesting question!

It is difficult to analyze one’s own style, dispassionately. But I’ll give it a try.


I like to be smartly dressed, but with comfort. I like bright colors and would like to optimistically think that I look sophisticated, but probably not. Or maybe sometimes.


Flattering and easy to maintain. I usually get a keratin treatment for my extra-frizzy hair so that I don’t have to d spend a lot of time styling them. Though I do like to get my roots dyed regularly and a cut every other month.


I am a very clumsy person. Always in a hurry and not looking where I’m going lands me in slips and falls. I do try to be elegant and careful but not very successful at it.


Simple and comfortable. Don’t like posh, fancy surroundings, just clean and comfortable. Grandeur doesn’t impresses me unless it’s a historical building.


I write whatever is in my mind. Here there are no filters. I want to learn through my writing and I try to express my point of view to others. I am more comfortable expressing my views via poetry but sometimes prose fits the requirements better. ( Like now)

If I sum up my personal style, I think I am a bit vain about my appearance, but not about where I live. My writing is honest and direct. As for my movements, unfortunately I am very clumsy and am often in middle of an accident of my own making.

Thanks Fandango, for this truly thought provoking question. It made me analyze myself, which I don’t often do.



38 thoughts on “Fandango Provocative Question # 125 – Style

  1. Sadje – I had to chuckle at the movement issue. It brought back many memories of struggling with shalwar kameez and dupattas. Every single time I tried to walk with the dupatta, I either caught in a cabinet and pulled myself backwards, or, I stepped on it and well…THAT never ended well. I was always in awe of how elegant the women around me were, flowing beautifully and never tripping on the dupatta. I flat out refused to wear saris because I was absolutely certain I would step on it and be naked two steps later.

    I do love all of your answers.


  2. I think when we read a person’s writing long enough, we learn a lot about their style in all of the ways you listed. None of what you said surprises me. I’m happy to read you and enjoy your style.

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  3. I got a bit of education out of your response. I’d never heard of the dupatta nor the shalwar kameez, but both sound complicated! I know I’d have tripped myself up if I tried to walk in the pants part for sure! The dupatta sound very sensible actually, because one has a head covering at all times, and it seems like it would be cooler (temperature wise) having something like that. I’d still manage to drop it or catch it on things though I bet. So to me? It’s not clumsiness at all, but experience. Once one got used to the clothing, I’m sure they’d look elegant and graceful all the time and I bet you do too! Wonderful peek at who Sadje ‘is’! ☺

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    1. Thanks a lot Melanie for the wonderful comment. Yes our dress is a bit complicated. But if worn well, it’s very elegant too. The dupatta is for covering the head as well as bosom for Muslim women have to be modest. 😍


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