I’ve definitely felt some shifts in my personal style this past year. And to be honest, I am still figuring it out. On one hand, I have been way more into comfy, cozy pieces. Six months ago, I started buying 75% of my clothes from Madewell and never looked back. The limited choices, mostly neutral color palette and easy to mix factors all really appeal to me. On the other hand, I am more willing than EVER to wear crazy stuff… vintage, giant bell sleeves, those shoes that light up when you walk. Haha!
I always heard that this insane confidence takes over after 30, and I definitely feel it – or maybe it’s just a lot of insecurities that kind of disappear (mind games). Whatever it is, I’m not going to lie – It’s NICE. I am loving my 30s. I feel so much more OK with myself than I did in my later twenties. So much more chill.
Anyway! I am yo-yoing between a very laid back, cozy style and a very bold 60s and 70s inspired dress up style. I don’t know where I will land yet, but I’m enjoying this experimental phase.
Take it away, sister!!!
Yes, I think the title “Forever Changing” is totally appropriate when it comes to my personal style too. I guess I sort of feel that fearless 30 year old confidence you’re talking about, sis. But, I also don’t lots of days. Maybe an alternative title could be, “Forever Moody.”. 🙂
It’s funny, but over the years, I actually think my style has gotten a lot more functional and, well, boring. It’s not boring to me, but if you compared my closet now to my closet when I was in high school or college, you’d probably be shocked how much more “normal” I dress now. But I will forever love color, vintage (or vintage inspired) pieces, thrifting (so ill-fitting things that I still just love), and statement t-shirts. I dress very comfy most of the time, but I rarely leave the house in yoga pants. I liked to think it’s somewhat balanced, but truthfully I often think that I really should make more time to develop my personal style. This usually culminates in me working on it a little and then getting derailed because of the expense of it, getting frustrated by my body type (the grass is always greener isn’t it?), and then I start to think maybe the whole thing is just a vain pursuit anyway. But, really, I usually only think that when I’m frustrated because the truth is I think fashion is SO fun and such an easy way to express yourself. But of course, it has to be practical at times too. It kind of has to walk that line, as most good things do.
Emma’s Wearing: Boots/Hunter, Dress/ASOS, Vest/H&M, Purse/Oui Fresh (available in white too), Pins/The Golden Girl Rum Club + The Uncommon Place, and Glasses/A Beautiful Mess for BonLook in Snappy. You can see how to do this hairstyle here.
What about you? Has your style changed over the years? Do you think it will ever stop evolving? xx. Emma + Elsie
Credits // Authors: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. Photography: Amber Ulmer and Janae Hardy.