I started blogging nearly a year ago, and I have to say that I have come a long way, stylistically, from where I was last year. I have discovered some things that work for me and have decided that while I might really like pencil skirts and pretty heels on someone else, they're just not for me. I also have finally gotten to the point where I'm not feeling compelled to buy everything that other bloggers have simply because they are pretty or cute or fun.
|Ways I wear skirts...|
I have been quite intrigued with capsule and minimalistic wardrobes for a long time, and am interested in paring down my closet so that it contains only things that I'm in love with. I want to get to the point where I never have days that I stand in front of my full closet thinking, "I have nothing to wear." It currently happens more than I would like to admit, and it makes me feel pretty awful.
|I love layering!|
Both of the above mentioned posts talk about the idea of the uniform, and how important a "signature look" can be to helping you revamping your wardrobe. To figure out what my uniform is, I went through my entire blog archives and pinned my favorite looks into a secret board on Pinterest (I'm weird and don't want my real life friends and family to know about my blog yet!).
|Stripes & floral: patterns I like|
At this point, I have noticed some patterns in my favorite outfits. I am typically drawn to neutrals, but I also like to inject some color from time to time. When I wear pants, I prefer skinny and slim cuts and pair them with something more flowy or loose on the top. I like layers such as blouses and button ups with cardigans, sweaters, or blazers. I prefer A-line or full skirts with elastic waists, as well as fit and flare dresses. When I wear a fuller skirt, I like to balance it out with a more close-cut top or tee. As for footwear, I definitely like flats: ballet flats, flat boots, and flat sandals. I like stripes, leopard print, and floral print to add some interest as well as splashes of color. I strive to make my outfits comfortable, polished, interesting, simple and balanced at this point.
|While I love neutrals, I also like to inject some color in my wardrobe too.|
Into Mind suggests creating a capsule wardrobe to help you get inspired and figure out what works and how to pair things together. I completed a 30x30 challenge this past July with my friend Inge, and have been itching to do another one soon. AJ is going to take the challenge on again in January, and I am going to join her. Any of you who are interested in jumping on board are welcome to do so as well!
|Some of my favorite outfits with pants|
I'm eager to continue exploring my personal style and documenting it on my blog. I really enjoy sharing this experience with all of you, as well. I'm always open to comments and suggestions as I grow and develop my style further, so feel free to give me any feedback along the way!