Analyzing My Style

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• Aeropostale lace cami in white

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• Brandy Melville Sweater in grey

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How would you describe your style right now?

• Currently I find myself wearing lots of layers. I really like wearing sweaters over dresses with leggings and knee-high boots. Is that particular enough? I'm a big fan of all things Free People and Anthropologie.

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Who’s style do you admire?  Why?

• When I think of fashion that I like I tend to think of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. These are the women that today's generation looks back on and admires despite the numerous changes that have altered the clothing industry in the time since.  Grace Kelly, in particular, really stands out to me as being gorgeous and wearing clothing that is down-to-earth.

What is your current style saying on your behalf?

• First, let's talk about my style, so that I can think about this…

I wear a lot of Anthropologie and Free People. When I go shopping, I try to focus mostly on dresses or tops to wear with jeans. I typically buy whole outfits at a time … or plan to buy whole outfits at a time purchasing each piece as it goes on sale. I follow Effortless Anthropologie and use Free People Me to see how other people are wearing the clothing I like.

I'm pretty sure my family and many of my friends would be appalled (or surprised?) at how much I spend on one piece of clothing. Over the past 3 years I've gone from clearance and thrift shopping at low end stores to sale shopping at higher end stores. I prefer the fantastic customer service and easy returns.

I don't focus all of my spending on expensive stores though. I bought $12 flats from Target 5 years ago that I intend on getting re-soled and wearing for another 5+ years. My favorite leggings cost $3 from Forever 21 … and I only buy cheap camis too.

With regards to jewelry, I wear the same things over and over again. The oldest piece I consistently wear is my 10 year old bracelet Justin's aunt and uncle gave me when he and I had just started dating. Justin won't allow me to remove my wedding rings since I have a bad habit of losing jewelry … And I'm constantly getting him to fix my favorite necklaces. They are always breaking, but I keep wearing them and fixing them because they are my favorite.

So what does this say about me and my style?

I think it suggests that I am a contradiction. I like nice things, but I don't want them to look too nice. I don't want people thinking "she spent how much??!" or even taking much notice in my clothing choices. I like to just "fit in". But beyond that, I like to be able to go to my closet and find something that fits my mood and that I want to wear on a particular day. The more uncomfortable I am with my clothing choices, the more fidgety and moody I become. I just feel out of place all day … even if I get a few million compliments on an outfit.

What do you want your style to say on your behalf?

• If my style could say anything on my behalf, I'd want it to suggest that I am fashion-conscious but also down to earth. Anne Hathaway's style at the end of The Devil Wears Prada is a place I would love to get … even though my current style more closely resembles her outfits from the beginning of the movie.

How does your current style need to change to say more of what you want it to say, or to say it better?

• Shoes. I wear flats and flip flops. I'm pretty sure throwing in some heels would make a huge difference … as well as wearing tights, learning to do my hair and make-up, and buying jackets to match each outfit. But I suppose becoming rich and being able to afford all of the things could work too…

Have you ever stopped to consider what your clothing choices say about you? Are you a down-to-earth jeans + t-shirt + sneakers kind of gal? Or do you prefer more fashionable options?

* Questions from My Year Without Clothes Shopping
** I'm participating in the SITS Girls' February Writing Prompts. Are you?

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