Design & Style

Owning It

Tan France

Lesson time 07:16 min

Tan encourages you to express your individual style through confidence and body language and shares his parting words.

Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars

Topics include: Expressing Style Through Your Confidence • Carry Yourself With Confidence • Feel Good About Yourself All Day Everyday • Conclusion


[00:00:00.00] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:06.14] - There is always doubt when it comes to style because it is subjective. People not loving what you're wearing doesn't mean you're doing it wrong. If I am walking down the street in an outfit that makes me feel so good, that's all that matters, even if somebody else, even if Anna Wintour, the queen herself, says it's not really on trend, if I feel amazing in it, it doesn't matter. I respect her more than most people. But I would still think I feel great in it. It makes me feel exactly how I want to feel in my clothes. And therefore, it's stylish. [00:00:41.94] As far as I'm concerned, when I look at somebody and I'm thinking, do they have style or not, the main thing is are they carrying themselves well? Have they got their head held high? Is it clear that they've put a look together. Even if it's not my style in particular, if it's something that you can see they are enjoying and they're standing tall, that's great style. [00:01:02.19] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:01:08.96] The way you carry yourself is important. The way you stand displays confidence. So even if you've got the best outfit in the world on, if you're not feeling it, you are not going to display that confidence you think you are. [00:01:21.10] I love my outfit right now. It's simple. It's sophisticated. But if I were to stand like this, it's very clear I don't have the confidence in what I'm wearing. I'm a little bit nervous about it, and I don't know if you should take me seriously. If I stand appropriately, I kick my knees back, I'm standing straight, I am commanding the room. I am telling people I am in a great style choice today. I feel wonderful in what I've got on. And I'm ready to take on whatever you've got for me. [00:01:49.48] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:01:56.51] You may find after this class that you are now in a position to be able to critique other people's style and give advice. Maybe slow your roll real quick. Figure out your own style. Really become comfortable in who you are and get to the point where you feel it every day where you've done the most. At that point, maybe you can start to give advice. Maybe let's ease into that first. Take care of yourself before you take care of others. If you feel inclined to give people suggestions if they're asking for style advice, go ahead, but just be cautious. [00:02:27.11] There's a way of giving feedback that's not cruel. I'm going to give you an example. I do this with my husband regularly. If you have mean things to say about somebody's outfit, it is too late once they've purchased it. It's too late once they've got it on. What you do instead is, if you truly are a good friend, you will help your friend shop if you know that their style's a little heinous. By doing this, you are helping them because you are going before they actually have spent their money. You are saying, yes, this works for you, no, this doesn't work for you, and the way you do it is I know we can find better option...

About the Instructor

Beloved style icon and Queer Eye cohost Tan France has styled thousands of people on and off camera over the past 20 years. Now he’s sharing his comprehensive and transformational approach to developing your own personal style. Learn how to build a capsule wardrobe; select colors, shapes, and patterns that work for your body and your unique personality; and discover the confidence to look and feel your best, every day.

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Queer Eye cohost Tan France breaks down the principles of great style, from building a capsule wardrobe to looking pulled together every day.

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