How to find your own personal style: Part One – The Journey
My personal style has evolved over the years.
When I was a kid, I could not get enough of pink, white and purple all because I had read in the Sweet Valley Twins series that Elizabeth (my favourite, OCD, overachieving, academically-minded twin) was REALLY into those 3 colours and her entire room was decorated like that.
As I got older, I got into the tomboy phase, where I only wore pants and refused dresses and skirts until I started high school. In my tomboy phase, I wore a lot of bright rainbow colours.
Once I hit high school I went into this awkward style phase of growing into being a young adult, and through it all, I turned into a bit of a punk goth (very light) mixed with being a little tight & trashy (a young teen’s attempt at trying to look attractive and mixing it up with showing skin, albeit not much by today’s standards).
Fast forward to college and I was starting to experiment with patterns, loud prints, bright colours, and everything NOT solid, muted or neutral.
I did however, refuse to wear sweatpants to school and as I entered business school, I went from loud bright prints to stuff that was a little more safe and boring. You know, sweater sets and jeans.
My first working years were this awkward classic but still young-ish college look and frankly I was trying to find myself.
CURRENT WORKING STYLE
Currently, my personal style is back to being more classic with an edge.
Classic stripes in a cobalt and white stripe top over a pair of pants with some hardware (zippers).
But one of my all-time favourites is this South of France inspired 50s look:
Or it is usually a classic outfit of a jacket and jeans with a statement necklace:
I’m slowly phasing out skirts and things that are mid-thigh, anything too tight or flashy, and bright colours/rainbow-brite patterns except in accessories.
But how did I arrive at this “style”? How did I figure out that this was my PERSONAL style?