What is Your Personal Style?
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Would you be able to answer this question?
Without a doubt, different seasons of our life mandate a different wardrobe. When I worked behind the chair in the salon, I dressed up every day. I dressed professionally, and stylish, wearing some kind of heel or boot with every outfit.
When I started the blog, I was still working full time so I often would do a lot of my writing and computer work in my robe, either late at night or very early in the morning.
I stopped working in the salon shortly before I had my first son, and dove headfirst into developing The Small Things Blog into what it is today! So for nearly 7 years, this site and the social channels have been my sole career. The wardrobe has fluctuated a bit, but in the last year or so, I’ve really developed my personal style to be something that effortlessly moves from work to play, since so much of my day requires that I wear more than one hat.
If I had to describe my style in a few words I would say: Comfortable, classic, and simple pieces that can mix and match effortlessly.
Sources: Fashion Jackson Blog, Diary of a Toronto Girl Blog, Cella Jane Blog, EVEREVE Dahlia Jacket, lululemon Align Pant, GAP Ribbed Henley, Thread and Supply Long Sleeve Top, Tory Burch Bag, Gorjana Parker Necklace, My Vouguish Diaries Blog, Sole Society Andorra Pump, Nike Acalme Sneakers
I love filling my wardrobe with neutrals because they are classic and timeless. I usually wear the same shoes over and over as well, so I always stick with neutrals in that category as well. I prefer simple outfits that are lightweight since it doesn’t get terribly cold where I live. More often than not, I reach for jeans and a tee for my daily outfit. Since I know that I feel most comfortable in that style of outfit, I’ve found a few great quality jeans and classic tees to fill my wardrobe with.
I love that lightweight delicate gold jewelry is on-trend right now because it’s easy to just layer up a few necklaces and bracelets and feel pulled together. And I have a few jumpsuits that I reach for when the mood strikes, and love how comfortable yet chic they look.
In the process of figuring out what I like to wear, I’ve also narrowed down a list of clothes I tend *not* to wear. Personally, I don’t love wearing cardigans, scoop neck tops, and anything with too voluminous of a sleeve. I always am drawn to pictures of sweaters with balloons sleeves but when I try them on I hate how they look on me.
As much as I try, I also am not a huge black denim kind of gal. Again, it’s one of those looks that I’m always drawn to, but I rarely feel comfortable wearing them myself.
My color palette in the cooler months is neutrals: black, grey, army green, cream, and white. If I’m feeling like I want a colorful “moment” in an outfit, I may switch up my bag to something a little brighter. Or I’ll grab a bright red lipstick!
In figuring out my personal style, I’ve been able to make smarter choices about what I add into my closet, and what I don’t buy as well. I’m excited to pull out some of my favorite pieces from last fall and winter because then still fit in perfectly with this mood board of my wardrobe inspiration! Getting dressed for the day is easy because I’m pulling from pieces that I feel totally like myself in.
If you enjoyed this post, you may like a few of these other posts I’ve written about style and clothes.