If someone asked me how I define my personal style, I wouldn’t have a direct answer. Eclectic? All over the place? I’ve always had a diverse interest in my academic studies and hobbies, and the same holds true for fashion. From old fashioned dresses to studded jackets to tons of collared shirts, I like to think I have a little bit of every style in my closet! Sure, this makes branding my fashion blog a little difficult (I don’t share exclusively super feminine outfits, nor do I just share casual looks), but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Sometimes you can learn a lot about a person through the way they dress, so I thought it would be fun to share my most-worn styles, along with some of my hobbies and traits that most correspond to those categories of fashion. Hope you enjoy this unique get-to-know me post!
Style 1: BOHO
Go-To Fashion Pieces: Printed palazzo pants, mock-neck tank tops, loose-flowing skirts (sometimes worn as tops), strappy sandals
Traits: Adventurous (occasionally), creative, gets restless with routines, loves trying new foods, rarely puts things away when finished with them
Outfits Inspired By: Traveling!!!! And boho Pinterest girls
Notes: I mostly wear boho-style outfits in the summer when it’s too hot to wear anything but breezy fabrics.
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Style 2: PREPPY
Go-To Fashion Pieces: Cute trousers and alllll the collared shirts (layered under sweaters or dresses, of course)
Traits: Extremely organized, curious, goal-setter, a little too much of a perfectionist
Hobbies + Activities: Makes lists of the lists that need to be made, obsessively tracks cost per wear in an Excel spreadsheet, spends too much time doing schoolwork
Outfits Inspired By: The fashion blogging scene of the early- to mid-2010s when everyone wore really colorful pieces with lots of layers and pattern mixing
Notes: My preppy style stems from years of school uniforms and a high school dress code that required collared shirts (hence the large collection of such shirts), but I don’t reach for preppy looks as often in college. Although, I would say preppy fashion most corresponds to my Type A personality!
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Style 3: EDGY
Go-To Fashion Pieces: Pleather jackets in as many colors as possible, black lace-up pants, white studded mules, choker necklaces
Traits: Enjoys wearing studded pieces but that’s about my only edgy quality
Outfits Inspired By: Pinterest girls who are way cooler than I could ever be
Notes: I would say this is the most common style I reach for, though only because of a few pieces in my closet (I’m not a very ‘edgy’ or spontaneous person but I like to build outfits around a few edgier items).
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Style 4: GIRLY
Go-To Fashion Pieces: Polka dot skirt, black knee boots, chic dresses, brooches and other sparkly jewelry
Traits: Loves surprises, always smiles in pictures, dresses up as much as possible, sentimental
Hobbies + Activities: Fashion blogging (duh), spending hours trying on different outfits just for fun, scrapbooking, learning to sew, writing letters
Notes: I hardly own any pink clothing, but rather than color, I reach for girly shapes and patterns when I wear this style. If given the choice between a girly-girl and a tomboy, there’s no question I’m the former!
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And there you have it, my most-worn style ‘categories’ and my personality traits that match them most! It’s hard to definitively categorize every outfit, as lots of my looks incorporate aspects of several styles (like this preppy + edgy outfit), but I do try my best to label as many blog posts as possible to make for easy searching in the sidebar. If you navigate to the widget called ‘Explore Outfits by Category’, you can browse my blog posts by these four styles and several additional categories.
Which of these four styles best summarizes your fashion choices?? Or do you fall into one not mentioned here, like ‘classic’ or ‘casual’ or ‘grungy’? Or maybe you’re all over the place like me! Some bloggers have such specific niches when it comes to the fashion they wear, but I’ve accepted that I will never be one of those bloggers.
Let me know your favorite types of fashion or a fun fact about yourself in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by!
Miles of smiles,