How did you dress in your youth?
As a child I dressed ‘cute’, lots of different styles of dresses, kneesocks, fun t-shirts, matching, pinks, blues and purples. Pre teens was an awkward era as I was experiencing more freedom in choosing my clothing. Not many photos but oversized tshirts, long cut off shorts and baggy jeans, the occasional odd mixed in sweat pants, turtlenecks, florals or moms shoulder padded blouses. Early teens I went through a phase of long floral dresses, wavy hair, dark lipstick and hats, lots of hats I finally was finding my own sense of style. A phase of Value Village shopping, hoards of polo shirts, mens dress pants and khakis, lots of do it yourself styling mixed with my lilac skater shoes, girly accessories and always always nailpolish. In high school I hit a more trendy style, lots of ‘mall’ shopping and I was (in hindsight) a character right out of Clueless. Dresses, Le Chateau, leopard print, polyesters (bleech), bright colors, braided hair, makeup (!) and tall shoes (stacked heels, clogs, chunky wedges). I was also the only kid in school with a cel phone and credit card, they were given to me to learn responsibility not to use frivolously.
Two things that never changed and still haven’t are my love for color and being unique.
As the days get warmer I am approaching a new level of simplicity in my outfits, no need for layers of sweaters and scarves. I’ve been thinking about completely revamping my style again. Deconstructing my wardrobe, keep the pieces that really speak to me and then swapping, selling and giving away what I am ready to let go of. There is a massive clothing swap in 3 weeks that would be the perfect place to make some big changes and for free. Still thinking about it…
These are reoccurring thoughts, July of ’09 was the last time I posted about the Evolution of Style.
Lace Blouse, Ebay. Feather Earrings, Gift from GratitudeLady on Etsy. Thrifted High Waisted Jeans. Winners Beige Boots.