Angie's post on evolving our personal style in 2013 got me thinking...
In relation to style goals, on Caro's post a week or so ago I posted that I wanted " to create a real consistency to my style that will remain constant even through my personal style evolution" And then Angie posted this phrase on the blog:
"Combining constancy with change is a prerequisite for my style at the start of each new year and fashion season"
I felt this very adequately expressed my own feelings as we head into 2013...so Angie, with your permission I may "borrow" this statement:)
I feel I am not quite as articulate as some of you lovely ladies in defining your style, but I have been giving this quite a bit of thought, and I am lazing at home in 40 something degree heat, so now seemed like a good time to put pen to paper (so to speak)
I feel I can comfortably identify my base style as Modern Classic. And I think the Modern Classic is at times tempered by arty, trendy and edgy elements. One challenge I have faced from time to time is wanting to be something (stylewise) that I am not. I have a belief that to a large extent our style is inherent. So for example, me trying to look RATE would probably not be particularly successful or genuine as it is not a true reflection of who I am. However, adding a subtle RATE element to my Modern Classic style might look more authentic, and allow me to still feel like 'me'.
YLF has helped me accept who I am style wise, embrace it and celebrate it. Thank You! In considering my style I am happy with it. I believe it reflects my personality and my lifestyle. I don't want to change it, but I do want to keep it fresh so base on these thoughts I have used Angie's blog post as a template for how I see my style evolving in 2013:
In 2013 I will strive to keep the following aspects of my style constant:
Combining the classics with a big dose of modern
Continued accents of Arty, Trendy and the unexpected
A colour palette of black, white, cream, blue, with colour accents
Layering & Texture
Minimal Jewelry, occasional statement pieces
Variation of high and low heeled shoes
Minimal makeup always with a strong lip colour
Manicured Nails - staple colour red
Menswear - actual menswear items for Autumn/Winter casual (worn with that Parisian Chic influence.. I hope) Think sweaters and button downs.
Ink Blue: I have already added some but would like more. It is proving a softer and more flattering alternative to black.
Structure: More structured pieces combined with soft elements.
Flat Pointy Toed Footwear: I love how lady like a pointed toe looks, and how it elongates the leg even with a flat or low heel.
Edge: I recognise I am not Avant Garde, but I would love to work on adding more of the unexpected to my Modern Classic outfits.
If you have read this far, you are very sweet. I am documenting this so I can track my progress. The YLF community has been so integral in my style journey and your thoughts, opinions and suggestions are so very valuable to me.