Real Life Inspiration: Defining My Style

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I've been on quest lately. A quest to define my style. That probably sounds rather trivial to most of you, but it's something that I have thought about my entire life. I've spent my life studying other people's style, wondering why they put things together a certain way, wondering how they achieve a look that they feel portrays who they are on the inside. Naturally, this has caused me to spend a lot of time wondering what it is that defines my style? What do my clothes say about me?* Do they provide a consistent message? Are they saying what I want them to say? Do they accurately portray who I am on the inside?

*Please note that I am NOT saying I am only defined by what I wear, nor am I saying I only care what others think of me. I have just always been curious about people who have a distinct sense of style and have always wanted to have the same.

Lately, I've been paying attention to the things I'm drawn to in stores or online and wondering what they say about my taste and preference. I think 1/2 of the things I've bought this spring have been striped. I've cut out photos of beautiful dresses with classic silhouettes, sky-high heels and quilted bags from my magazines. And countless images of red lips and nails, and sculpted hair-do's cover my inspiration boards.

Wanna' see?

 

 

 

You can see more photos here.

So what does all this mean? What is the definition of my style? Well, honestly I think it's one of those things that is ever evolving, just look at how much my style has changed over the last two years. However, here are a few things I'm feeling are really "me" right now.

Red lipstick.
Flower pins.
Striped tops.
Polka dots.
Updos.
Cocktail rings.
50's dresses.
Pencil skirts.
Colored button ups.
Jackie cardigans.
Quilted bags with chain handles.
Patent pumps.
Big post earrings.
Sheath dresses.

What things are really "you" right now?

This post originally appeared at krameymartin.

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