This outfit is quite the contrast from my Parisian Look from Wednesday but what can I say? I love a good bright outfit and I love switching up my style. Sometimes I get really jealous of the people who have a signature style whether it be bright and colorful or simple and minimalistic. I feel like I fall on the spectrum when trying to define my style. One day I love some basics and neutrals (striped shirt, skinny jeans) and other days, like this day, I’m rocking a bright yellow coat and a floral top. But you know what? That is okay!
As a fashion blogger, I sometimes feel this pressure to have a signature style and stick to one look. But I just can’t. Some days I wake up and want to rock combat boots and some days I want to wear a cute pink dress! It’s not to say I don’t know what I like (because I really do!), it’s that I find a lot of fun in trying out different styles, finding what makes me feel most confident, and having fun with my clothes!
I recently finished reading The Curated Closet which is a book that is supposed to help you find your personal style and help you create your “dream wardrobe” and while I found some points helpful, I didn’t find it helped me that much in defining my personal style. Perhaps I’m not doing this fashion blogging thing right by liking so many styles (does anyone remember this outfit??) or maybe that’s the key – trying out a ton of styles and have fun with your clothes. I think I’d get bored if my wardrobe were all similar pieces, no shame to anyone who has that but I need that variety.
I would never call myself 100% feminine or 100% masculine but I love to mix the two. It’s always been something I strive for, to incorporate more menswear-inspired pieces into my wardrobe but something always bright me back to the feminine style of things too. Perhaps my ever-evolving clothing choices are my “personal style”.
I’ve mentioned it before but I also think my love of thrifting and secondhand clothing has allowed me to try out so many different styles. Styles I never thought I could pull off and end up loving! It allows me to change my style cheaply and rather quickly (considering I go thrifting for my Poshmark so often now!). But isn’t that one of the beauties of shopping secondhand? You can try so many different styles without hurting your wallet or the environment! If I decide I don’t like something, I just sell it on Poshmark. Anyways, I think it’s okay if you don’t feel like you have a personal style and want to change things up from time to time.
Do you have a personal style? Let me know in the comments!