Hey guys! Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal style so I thought I’d write a little blog post about it! I enjoy reading magazines and people-watching to see what kinds of things people wear and how they style their outfits; I think it’s so cool how a person can express their personality and interests through the clothes that they wear and how they wear them! I’m jealous of people who manage to come up with looks that fit their style and aesthetic every single day, always appearing put together when they go out. Most of the time when I go out I’m wearing sweatpants, have no make up on, my hair is in a messy bun, and I’m committing some kind of fashion faux-pas (mixing prints, wearing grey on grey on grey, wearing baggy everything…)! But alas, I have come to accept that I will never be the kind of person who puts a lot of effort into their appearances every time they go out. *sigh*
Another thing that I’m really envious of is when a person has a coherent style that is consistent throughout all of their outfits. For example, when you think of Taylor Swift, you think red lips, vintage dresses, and kitten heels. Or when you think of Vanessa Hudgens, you think wide brimmed hats, boho dresses, and floral prints. There are so many words to describe a person’s style – edgy, girly, prep, punk, smart, off-duty model, modern, sporty, elegant, vintage, grunge – and I don’t think any of them really describe my style. Some of my clothes/outfits are more preppy, some are casual, some are girly, some are smart, but not all of them fit into one ‘style’ or aesthetic or type.
This is something that I noticed recently, and I’ve started wanting to develop an actual style that’s based on looks and colours and types of clothes. I want to be able to look at a piece of clothing and be like “yes that is my style” or “no that’s not really my style”.
The only problem is I don’t know what kind of style I want to have. I really like the punk look of wearing black converse and black skinny jeans with band t-shirts. I also really like hanging out in sweatpants and tank tops. Sometimes I feel like wearing high-waisted leggings with heeled boots and a crop top. Other times I love wearing short-shorts and floral dresses. I think flower crowns and dainty jewellery are super cute. I also love stacking wristbands and handmade bracelets. Sometimes I like dressing smart and wearing button-down shirts and pencil skirts. Other times I just wish I could go around in elegant, floor length ball gowns all of the time.
Can you see the issue? To demonstrate further, I thought I’d make some little images to show you. All 7 sets below are outfits that I would actually wear – they have colours and accessories and prints and designs and materials that I like – and making them made me really want to go shopping! :P
See how different they all are? And I don’t know which to choose as my personal ‘style’! Ah, the struggle is real. Do any of you guys struggle with this? Or do you have a signature style, or look that you gravitate towards? Leave a comment below telling me about it!