Have you ever wondered what your personal style is and what it says about you? If you’re uninspired by your closet and dread getting dressed every day, it might just be that your wardrobe doesn’t reflect your true personality! I love all sorts of clothing silhouettes and colors but have realized that a preppy colorful style is right up my alley. Here’s how to find your own personal style!
I used to have a closet just chock full of colorful prints and patterns and it was a rarity to find any neutral colored clothes. But in recent years, I started pulling away from all those wild and crazy colors and patterns. I started buying more items from boho womens clothing, particularly solids and wearing more classic silhouettes. It might have been because I thought I should wear more timeless pieces as I get older, or it might have been because I was inspired by other bloggers and pictures on the internet of women in neutral, more “serious” outfits.
Change, change, change
Regardless of the reason, just this year I suddenly looked at my closet and realized that I hated the majority of it. I thought it was all boring, I dreaded getting dressed and nothing inspired me anymore. I was tired of army green and white and black and just wished I had more crazy patterns in my life. Behold, my somewhat midlife closet crisis wherein I realized that I hadn’t been true to my own fashion sense and inner stylist. (Like in this post! Cute, but not really me). Has that ever happened to anyone else? I made the decision to once again only purchase items that are bold, bright and make me feel happy. I realized that if an article of clothing isn’t a statement piece, then I really don’t have much interest in wearing it. I also reminded myself of the stores that tend to carry the styles that make me the happiest: namely J. Crew (and J. Crew Factory for a more affordable alternative!), Boden and occasionally Anthropologie. Now I’m more likely to save my shekels for a fabulous printed top from one of these stores, instead of grabbing something cheap at H&M or Target. The whole point of this is to inspire you to ask yourself: “Does looking in my closet make me happy?” “Do the majority of my clothes make me excited to wear them?” “Would I purchase the items in my closet again and again or do I wish I could start over with my wardrobe?” Changing your style doesn’t have to be crazy expensive or drastic. It can just start with one or two pieces that really reflect your style and that you just LOVE. If you don’t even know where to start, hop on Pinterest! (I use this board to pin all the clothing items that catch my eye) and just start saving all the things that inspire you and make you wanna grab them right off the screen. I bet you’ll see a pattern to what you love pretty quickly!
If you had to name your style, what would it be??
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