I’ve been going through a bit of a “style funk” lately. Not with my own wardrobe so much, but with what I’m seeing currently in shops and online, and with getting inspired to come up with new and fresh looks. (As a style blogger, that’s probably not something I should admit to, but there we are.)
Part of it, I think, is the weather; it’s remained mostly cool and cloudy (some rain, even). I’m still in jeans and sweaters most days. And I just can’t get excited about breezy styles in lightweight fabrics.
Honoring Personal Style
And part of it is recognizing and acknowledging that my own style preferences aren’t in sync with most current trends.
I like: Simple. Clean and uncluttered. Softly structured pieces, and neutrals. I like using accessories to add interest. I’m not comfortable in anything too stiff or structured, or oversized, or with too much detail or print.
And I always feel such pressure to move away from that, to try to make my outfits more “interesting.” But then I look at the outfit above (which I wore out to dinner with le Monsieur a few days ago) and remember how good I felt wearing it. I felt in sync with myself. And I’m reminded that when it comes to personal style, that’s what matters most.
One of the perks of age is having learned to say “no.” No to styles that don’t suit us, and no to feeling that we have to dress to please anyone else.
How do you stay in sync with your personal style preferences?