I feel like my style is changing again! I'd just gotten to a point where I felt like I was starting to achieve the look I was going for, and now that look is so different...and thus the finish line just blew right past me, again. I think I'm going to blame the blogging community for this, with all the love in the world of course. There's just so much inspiration and style flowing through the interspace, it's hard not to be tossed around. Sometimes as a blogger and/or fashion student, I get lost in the idea of dressing to please others, whether readers or classmates, "Is this innovative enough", "Will they like this", "Am I being unique?"...
If I were to put a name on what I wanted, and what I want now, it would be something like: casual layers of femininity with a menswear twist (CLFwMT ) vs. classic put-togetherness with a minimalist touch (CPTMT). This new style wave is really challenging my styling skills and exhausting my brain. I think my biggest challenge is dressing to flatter my body, coloring, personality. How do I get the look I want without compromising who I am?
I think the true root of the problem was body shape. The CLFwMT style didn't do much for me; it was baggy and my body just looks frumpy under shapeless layers; and looking at the picture above, I'm not sure this look says anything about who I really am. Where as, the CPTMT look can do wonders for how I feel and usually helps accentuate my assets. ;) It says a bit about how I try to conduct myself and the expectations I hold myself to. What I struggle with is my liking for layers (because I'm always cold) and trying to balance comfort with being put together.
Long story short, I think this has taught me a lesson. Obviously, as one grows their style will change. But also, don't get lost in the crowd. I love the look of Fashion Toast and how Cupcake and Cashmere's mixes SoCal ease and edge with femininity, but just because I like it doesn't mean it represents me, or that I have to try and incorporate that. Style is a beautiful thing because of how versatile it is, how you can mold it to represent you and what you love. So furthermore, I dedicate these upcoming months on the blog to ironing out what my style is, how I can appropriately take in inspiration (without feeling style-suffocated) and bringing you guys the best advice and images I can.
Toast to that,