A little contrast is a good thing because it reminds us of what we have, what we love, and gives us a better perspective on life (at least I believe it does). That’s why it’s always so difficult, and such a pet peeve, when people ask the age-long question: How would you describe your style? I feel like answering, my style is: Whatever I damn want! but, of course, I never do.
I feel like style is this dynamic portrait of the type of person you are the changes you go through as you grow day by day. Your style reflects your mood, your day, your body changes (sweats are a MUST during that time of month, right ladies?), and so much more. You can tell so much about someone by the outfit they’re sporting that day… or if it’s maybe the same outfit everyday. Regardless, it’s a peep into the soul and life of that person.
This look was a bit darker than I normally like to go. I woke up feeling not so great and needed something to channel that and this is what came of it. The loose midi dress came out of a need for comfort and everything else just fell in with that theme. The dark red vampy lip was thanks to my dark bordeaux fave from Maybelline: 420 Dark Cherry. I thought about changing before I left the house, thinking “Mel. This really isn’t “You” – but then I realized that what I was and what my style was was really what I wanted to make of it. So I left channeling a bit more of a Morticia Addams look than I normally would.
I bought this long silver throw on over the weekend. I normally don’t buy minimalist costume jewelry but the symmetry and clean lines of this piece looked so intriguing to me. I was like a kid with a new toy after I bought it, playing with it all day (or at least 10 minutes) fascinated by its make up. The best part of it all, it was only $10! Score.
Ankle booties are all the rage right now and I love the fact that you care pair it up with something feminine, like a dress, and it’ll just work. The metal hardware of these Zara booties are obviously what made them stand out (although my boyfriend seems to think they look like stir ups haha). Except for the fact that they jingle and clink every time I take a step, I’m in love with them. They’re new go-tos for sure.
All in all, I’ve decided and learnt that I shouldn’t limit myself with things I want to try and restricting my style from reflecting how I feel that day. After all, they say that style is an outward expression of your yourself. Hoorah!
How do you feel about personal style? Should you stay consistent? Or try new things?