It’s taken me a long time to settle into my style. And I’m actually not even sure that I’m done settling in yet.
I used to want to be on the cutting edge of modern fashion– geometric shapes, unusual silhouettes, shoes that border on the absolutely bizarre, etc. I bought tons of black clothing and sprinkled it with a bit of neon and some bold, bright trendy colors.
But… as much as I loved it, it didn’t quite fit. I like it so much on other people, but not quite as much on me. Something was off.
ZARA short (old) | Anthropologie skirt (S/S 2012) | Cole Haan Air Tali Wedges (similar) | Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM | Burberry sunglasses style BE4105-M | vintage gold filigree cuff | photos: star-crossed smile
So I started diversifying. Adding in Anthropologie, J.Crew and Coach (my old mainstay brands) and digging out my brown handbags and shoes again. I’ve even been wearing gold jewelry.
Don’t worry, I’m not about to give up any of my Alexander Wang. And though I generally I tend to wear quite a bit of color during the summer, I’m not giving up my black dresses either. I’m just recognizing my preference for vintage silhouettes, loose curls, and fashionable classics like Burberry and Louis Vuitton.
But I’m not going to give up wishing for a closet filled with Rick Owens pieces, either.
I guess I’m just a bit of a fashion conundrum.
Oh well. I’ll figure it out.