Have you ever thought about your style statement? What does it say about yourself? How do others perceive it? Of course you've thought about this. But have you ever thought about naming it? I mean, really narrowing it down and making it personal. Your style statement.
Jessica over at Love & Loyally hosts a link up that encourages you to really think about your personal style and share your inspirations, style icons, and your way of thinking as you buy new pieces for your wardrobe. I love this idea. And while I've always been able describe my style statement pretty well, the idea of Style Statement Tuesday encouraged me to give my style a 2-3 word phrase that really captures what I my style is all about. Here's what I've come up with:
Yes, I know that's an oxymoron. Let me explain. I love classic pieces, and I wear them
often everyday. Dark wash jeans, cardigans, simply jewelry, solid flats, etc. I believe you can't have a wardrobe without classic staples. With that being said, I enhance my classic pieces with current trends. As much as I love the idea of being classic, I love the idea of being trendy. Do I jump on every fashion trend thrown at us? Absolutely not. This is why I call my style classic trendy. I pick and choose the trends I like, incorporate them into my wardrobe, and enhance my classic favorites.
Choosing certain trends can be so helpful in the long-run. Some things that started as trends are now considered staples to many. Take skinny jeans for example. I remember when skinny jeans became popular, the new trend if you will. I said "my hips are too big," "I can't wear those," "I'm not eccentric enough for those." Hello? Dark wash skinnies are my biggest wardrobe staple now. Though trends come and go, some come to stay. Choosing the trends you can really make work in your own personal wardrobe is a savvy way to shop, and usually will benefit your closet and your wallet in the long-run. Shop for what you like and what works for you.
Yellow gold hoops / LOFT slim fit jeans / Steve Madden skimmer shoes / LOFT open front cardigan / Gap petite jacket
Modern skinnies from LOFT are my favorite. You can pair them with absolutely anything and they look fabulous.
Open front cardigans. I seriously have an entire closet devoted to cardigans. If owning every color imaginable isn't your thing, basic colors like black, white, and a neutral are great ways to add classic pieces to an outfit.
I have this Steve Madden flats in this cognac color, as well as black. I can wear them to work during the warmer and cooler months. They're so versatile.
Gold hoops are my go-to jewelry. As many pieces of trendy jewelry that I have, I always find myself back at my gold hoops. Creature of habit.
A denim jacket should be a staple in any wardrobe, especially a teacher. I can take any outfit from too casual to just-right-for-work.
As far as trends go, you can check out my summer wish list here. Right now, I am obsessed with maxis and may or may not where them four times a week. I'm hoping they're another trend that's here to stay for, oh, twenty years? I wouldn't be mad.
I'm also really into fun necklaces, like teardrop or bubble necklaces. Who isn't? And of course, scarves. Please, scarves, hang around with the maxis? Thanks.
What's your style statement? I know there are pieces you can't live without, no matter what the trends may be.