It’s no surprise that as you grow and evolve as a person, your style does (or should do) the same thing. When I worked in healthcare management years ago, “what can I wear to the office” dominated my shopping habits, but now that I work primarily for myself, I look for smart, stylish pieces that I can wear for almost any occasion.
Classic with a twist has been my mantra for awhile, but I learned to play around with colors, cuts and small details when I shop to try to keep it from being boring. I used to shy away from colored trousers (I really don’t know why but I was the girl that wore black pants for EV-ER-Y-THING), but I decided to venture out and nab a pair of bright red pants from Old Navy (the Pixie Style). I like these because they’re that perfect (ankle) length that allows me to wear them with both heels and flats. The material (95% cotton) means that they can be dressed up or down, which is a godsend when you have a day of shoots and want to look decent, but don’t want to be dressed up all day long. They’re also a mid-rise cut, which means they have a normal stride and hold everything in. Cute and comfort is always key!
I paired them with a striped tee from J. Crew (similar), and a classic black blazer from the A New Day™ line at Target. I’m obsessed with this blazer. It’s ponte knit, so it works with dressier pieces but I can also wear it with denim which is great because outside of a few dresses, my wardrobe is rather casual nowadays. I’m not in jeans and tee territory (I mean I am a blogger so I try to mix it up, lol), but finding the right blazer that looks cute with jeans is hard. The fabrication and cut makes the difference, and this is one that you can wear almost year round.
I do intent to add in a few edgier pieces as the season goes on, but I have to say, building a wardrobe with versatile pieces really is the way to go.
Fashion is meant to be fun, but I also don’t want to spend hours trying to figure out what goes with what when I get dressed every day. It’s easier to play with trends via shoes + accessories (like with a circle purse and pointed toe booties), and it means I won’t have a closet filled with clothes that are so distinct that I can’t wear them that often. That’s no fun!
How would you describe your personal style?