This is the fifth installment of my personal style summary, the 2014 outfit recap!
For those new readers, I’ve been writing this blog for quite some time and my style has changed over the years. Last year, I jumped back into blogging after a long hiatus. I streamlined my closet and and it’s no longer eclectic and unmanageable. Now, it’s a relatively tame collection of items that go well together which makes getting dressed so much easier!
I guess you can say that I have a capsule collection of about 200 pieces edited to my favorite items. Things that I love, things that I wear all the time, things that just go with my lifestyle…these are the things I keep. Everything else, I have learned to let go. I also don’t go too crazy with colors, keeping a relatively neutral palette of blues and grays so that I have all the essentials.
Accessories are where I add that pop of color, that dash of interest, and some texture to break up the solid colors.
As I’m getting older and reviewing these recaps, I have a few silhouettes that I love (the shirtdress look being my favorite) and I just keep repeating that look in different ways. Slim trousers and loose tops are also great pairings that are timeless and stylish. But also, I have become a lot more comfortable with my body. I don’t shy away from things (like dresses) anymore because I think I can’t pull it off. I try it anyway and sometimes, those are my best outfits.
I’ll be posting more seasonal recaps as time goes on to further refine my personal style. Sometimes, it’s hard to see what you’re drawn to unless you take photos and put them together. Then patterns and silhouettes start to emerge and make it easier to define your style.
It’s always an evolving process and it only gets better with time…I hope!