Freckles in April: Defining My Personal Style

Monday, June 29, 2015

Defining My Personal Style

A couple weeks ago Merrick wrote a post about finding your personal style. As I read through I was like, "Whoa, I REALLY needed this!" Picking out my top 10 items was super eye-opening.

(You: Wait! That's only 9 items!  Me: Number 10 is my moccs, may they rest in peace. I'll get another pair when they become available again in the fall.)

Apparently I like black, gray and an occasional splash of red. I have a thing for pieces that are either menswear-inspired (boyfriend shorts, moto jacket, track tee) or actual menswear (plaid button down). I like things that are loose around my midsection (I'm a middle figure so that's where I gain and carry weight) but highlight my thinner arms and legs. I love a little bit of edgy hardware, like the exposed zippers on the moto jacket and black tank.

Honestly, looking at those 9 items makes me go, "Yup, I could live with just those." That right there is my comfort zone.

Merrick also talks about picking things that work for your lifestyle and where you live. I used to LOVE heels but now I couldn't tell you the last time I wore a pair. They were fun when I only left my house on occasion but now I'm totally the taxi driver mom carting kids from A to B to C to... and I just want to wear flats and sandals. They're practical for where I'm at in my life!

Also, I own a strangely winter-friendly wardrobe considering Mesa's winter lasts for 30 seconds. I need more tank tops and tees and I should probably stop buying jackets.

Have you assessed YOUR style lately? How would you define it? What are your top 10 items?


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  1. I've been trying the capsule wardrobe thing over the last few seasons and it has really helped me in the area of figuring out my personal style. I have work clothes and weekend clothes but a lot of overlap between the two. I am finding I love flow-y shirts, and also layering with cardigans in almost every season (cold a/c at work). Also, if I have a good pair of jeans that I love, I almost only need the one pair.

    1. I love Caroline! I actually interviewed her for Babble last year. Her approach to dressing is fantastic.

  2. I don't know if I could define my personal style, but I have definitely noticed it shifting the last 2 years or so. I used to wear nipped-waist skirts with heels, a cardigan, and fun jewelry almost every day. Now I find myself in slim-cut trousers/trouser-jeans and soft v-neck shirts...and fun jewelry.


  3. I loved this post because I'm just about to move from the UK to the US and majorly need to narrow down my wardrobe as I have a ridiculous amount of clothes and just one item of cabin luggage and I find it SO hard. I actually love all the pieces you have chosen, the colour palate is perfect! Thanks for pointing me towards Merrick's post :)

  4. All I know is that I would have bought that track tee this minute if it wasn't sold out.


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