Inspired by the ease and effortlessness of California, Style + Spirit makes graphic apparel for the spiritually inclined. We marry the seemingly opposite worlds of style and spirituality. Our brand is founded on the belief that style and spirit can live in harmony and that you don’t have to sacrifice one in order to have the other. It’s about embracing your penchant for style while still honoring the voice of your spirit. Style + Spirit products are designed and printed in Santa Cruz, California.
What We're About
I'm a jeans and t-shirt girl. What I wear day to day is dependent on my mood, but my love of denim and the perfect slouchy tee is unwavering. I love a good graphic tee. There's something about wearing a message emblazoned across your chest that's fun and empowering. However, over the past year or two, I felt like something was missing from the graphic t-shirts I was seeing. I couldn’t consistently find tees that touted a message I believed in - a meaningful message that I wanted to wear and share with others. There wasn't a one-top-shop for graphic apparel where the messages were married with meaning.
When I relaunched my personal life + style blog, Natalie Dressed, last fall, I relaunched in a way to better reflect a space where style was backed by spirit. I wanted the style side of things to be rooted in something deeper and more meaningful. The shift was brought about by my own journey inward, including the development of my own spiritual practice. Even though the idea for this brand came about a few years ago during that time of deepening and developing my own spirituality, launching this brand now in 2015 is a natural extension of the message of my blog - that you can live a life of both style and spirit, beauty and meaning, form and formless, material and spiritual.
When I talk about spirituality, I'm not talking about religion, rules, or dogma. To me, spirituality transcends all of that. It's simply the experience we have of being connected to both one another and something greater than ourselves. It's about about love, kindness, awareness, compassion, grace, gratitude, presence, and trying to be the best people we can be by starting with the internal.
At their core, Style + Spirit products are simply tools. They’re created to remind you to live your truth. To embody your beliefs. Because they're harder to ignore when they're sprawled across your chest. It’s only through embodiment - through being - that you can elevate your energy and your vibrational frequency. Only you can take yourself to that high vibe state. But once you access that state, you begin to attract high vibe people, experiences, and opportunities into your life. And who doesn't want more of those, right?
That’s what it’s all about. Raising your vibration to raise the collective vibration of the world. Increasing your own consciousness to increase the collective consciousness of humanity. We are all connected. The work you do on yourself will not only make you better, it will make the world better. As Eckhart Tolle says, “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” I hope Style + Spirit can serve you along your spiritual journey by reminding you to live your truth and by making you feel really good when you wear our products, visit our site, or interact with our brand.
Cheers to a high vibe life - one where the external reflects the beauty of the internal!
The Style + Spirit Girl
IN AN IDEAL WORLD
The Style + Spirit girl is visually-driven. She values her appearance but recognizes that her true self - her spirit - is beyond the physical. She’s effortlessly cool. She brightens every room she walks into and helps others see their own light. She lives in the present moment and knows that her value lies within and not without. She radiates positive energy, lets her intuition guide her, and appreciates the beauty of the physical world. Instead of running from the material, she embraces it with open arms without being defined by it.
IN THE REAL WORLD
The Style + Spirit girl is visually-driven. She values her appearance and although she genuinely recognizes that her true self - her spirit - is beyond the physical, she sometimes still finds herself getting caught up in image. She’s effortlessly cool - not because of her style but because it's backed with a bright spirit, a kind soul, and an acceptance of her own quirks and flaws. She brightens every room she walks into, even if she trips entering, and helps others see their own light. She tries her best to live in the present moment and knows that her value lies within and not without, yet social media can still take her to the dark side from time to time. She radiates positive energy, lets her intuition guide her, and appreciates the beauty of the physical world. Instead of running from the material, she embraces it with open arms with the intention of not being defined by it. The Style + Spirit girl is real, authentic, and imperfect. The struggles she faces in the material world are the very reason she turns inward - because that's where the answers lie. That's where fulfillment is. That's where peace starts.