Today I want you to start thinking about how you classify your style... It may be a style that you currently wear, or it may be what you wish you could wear. You can! Unless it is some unattainable piece of clothing, like tight leather pants but you are pregnant and it always rains outside... you can wear some version of what you "wish you could".
I have put a lot of thought into what style category I fall into, and I have finally come up with a title for it that I am happy with.
|"kate winslet" from my mood board|
|"in the moment: skirt" from my mood board|
My point is, I couldn't figure out how I fit into some of the groupings I was familiar with. But I realized, no matter what, there is always some romantic, whimsical element to my outfit, even if I am dressed kind of masculine or sexy or sporty. I can't help but be romantic.
For me, that means that maybe I am wearing pearls where they might not seem to match, or there is lace peeking out somewhere, or maybe its a sweet pair of shoes, or bright pink lipstick. Maybe it's just that my waist is cinched in. Those are my favorite touches to add to an outfit, but outside of that, I am kind of anything goes. I like all different kinds of styles. Romantic Eclectic. I am giddy to have a name for it.
|"romantic lunch date" from my mood board|
|Picture is from pinterest, unknown source|
And the thing is, usually it doesn't fall into a category that you can take a quiz and figure out. Study yourself. Recognize the things that you like and accept them, and figure out how to make your different (maybe seemingly conflicting) styles work out.
On Pinterest, I have a "finding my style" board, and a "makeup/hair" board, and a "mood board". The mood board is where I try to put only my most favorite looks, and the others are filled with the outfits and images that inspire me in my own wardrobe. Make yourself some pinterest boards and start pinning away. When you feel drawn to something, pin it. After you have pinned a whole bunch, go back and look at them collectively and individually. What is it about them that you are drawn to? Stripes, simple tops, cinched waists, flats, belts, and romantic hair are all elements of my mood board.
|Picture from pinterest, unknown source|
I also find that our styles are always evolving and changing, and this is not meant to put you in a box, but to free you to wear what you truly love. That feeling of "I have nothing to wear!!" can be eliminated if we own clothes that are flattering and if they fit into that category of being just so me. And if you really love them, you will be able to mix and match them with each other to create wardrobes that are unique and make sense.
|Romantic hair, chiffon shirt, and a grandpa cardigan|
So, get to pinning ;)
Am I making sense to you, or am I missing something? I hope you will tell me what you discover from your pinterest boards! What words would you use to describe your style?