/ 18 April 2015 / 6 Comments
3x7 WHY I DON'T WANT TO HAVE A SOLID PERSONAL STYLE
How many of you have a solid personal style? You know exactly what you love to wear and you wear that with dead precision. This woman does. I sure don't. And while I understand why Matilda Kahl chooses to wear a uniform of white shirt-black pants to work every day, hell - even admire her for it, I'm glad I don't always know what I'm going to dress in.
I have a fluctuating style. And I like it.
I see developing personal style as a journey. One that doesn't end. Or at least not for a while. I have been trying for years to finally finish the quest of finding my style, to finally know what to fill my wardrobe with and to be contempt. To open its doors in the morning and carelessly pick out a top, a bottom, a pair of shoes and a jacket. To walk out the house looking and feeling like "me."
But that's over.
I used to fear not knowing what my style was. I couldn't decide what I wanted it to be. Do I want to be smart? Do I want to be casual? I wanted to have all the answers and for heaven's sake just stop. thinking. about. it. Stressful, right? And it's something that I put on myself. Something that, in the grand scheme of things, is just really not a big deal. Something only I care about.
So instead of worrying about finding my style, I decided to cherish the journey. I love trying new trends, new cuts, new colour combinations and seeing how they look on me. It's play time. It means exploring. And there are little accomplishments along the way. Of course I am not completely clueless - I have an idea of what I like or don't like, but I'm not ready to box myself up in a specific category just yet. I like to have an open mind.
And actually, perhaps contrary to popular belief, capsule wardrobe allows me to experiment. I've tried to dress very casual and I've tried to dress neutral. I found it's not for me. This look up there is a mixture of old and new styles. It feels me. But jeans, t-shirt, sweater and trainers also feel me. And then a smart dress with dramatic sleeves also feels, you guessed it, me. My looks have different personalities, and I enjoy jumping between them. Fashion is a tool for self expression. And I feel like I'm using it right.
A solid, stable personal style may come through for me one day but right now I'm not ready for it. I'm ready to mix and match and have some fun and play. I'm ready to explore.
And what about you? Is your style stable or does it change? What makes you look and feel like you?
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