Defining My Personal Style
My personal style is constantly evolving and I honestly struggle find the words to describe it at this point. Sometimes I feel extra girly and want to put on a cute heel but I have noticed that my style is becoming more “street”. My window shopping (or browser shopping I should say) now consists of chunky sneakers, bold prints and anything oversized. Right now I would define my style as chic casual comfort. I follow trends and the looks I create are based on everyday comfort.
The Comfort Zone
My style comfort zone consists of color blocking, graphic tees, ripped jeans, and bodysuits. I lean towards casual comfort, but as a blogger I struggle to find the balance between being too casual to the point where I no longer see any inspiration in my looks. Solids are my go-to, but they can come across as boring and basic. I love basics, but I don’t want to ever look basic.
I now declare the state of my personal style as “under construction”. I often feel underwhelmed when looking at photos of myself because I could really elevate my style by adding more color and interest in my looks. For example, I am extremely minimal when it comes to accessorizing and that can definitely help take any look up a notch. While my style is under construction, I will be focused on finding style inspiration and pushing myself out of my comfort zone- accessorizing, mixing prints, wearing less neutrals, trying out different silhouettes, etc. While fashion has always been at the top of my priority list, I would love to integrate my style into more lifestyle content and maybe that will help relieve some of the pressure I put on myself to be more consistent.
I envision my personal style being “eclectic streetstyle”. Streetstyle has become so mainstream, especially in the blogging/influencer field, so I find it even more important to be able to stand out from others. Prints and color are two things I feel like a lot of people avoid because they are sometimes bold and being able to mix them requires having a keen eye. As mentioned before in previous posts, my design aesthetic in undergrad consisted of me using as many prints and colors as possible. Throughout my fashion design journey I realized the girl I was designing for who the girl who I aspired to one day be- a woman who is not afraid to make a bold fashion statement and is the center of attention. I cannot wait to bring you all along with me on this style journey.
If you too are looking to re-vamp your style, here are my tips to getting started:
- Find the white space in your style- what is missing? What is maybe too much or needs refining?
- Find your vision- who or what is your muse?
- Use Instagram and Pinterest to find style and muse inspo. Use keywords to help refine your search so that it is not so overwhelming and is actually enjoyable.
- Gradually start replacing/adding pieces to your closet that will bring your vision to life.