Monday, July 27, 2015

The Concept of Personal Style


I hope I'm not speaking for myself when I say that defining personal style can be a stressful thing. That is the one question that whenever someone asks me, "What's your personal style?" I usually freak out, forget everything I like to wear, and blurt out something like, "Whatever I'm feeling." I feel like the concept of having a defined personal style has been a hot topic lately, especially as the minimalism trend reigns and so many bloggers out there like to use the title of a "minimalism fashion blogger." While many other bloggers seem to suddenly have it figured out, I find myself even more conscious of my lack of understanding of my style. My idea of a style icon changes at a pace like no other, from Alice Glass in high school to Edie Sedgwick in my first couple of years in college to a mix between Leandra Medine (is the bandana too obvious?) and any french girl that ever existed today. While the style I've been pursuing lately is one I feel good about and am convinced that I will continue to sport for a while now, I also thought the same in the days of my grunge/tumblr style.

Maybe personal style just something that comes with age. Or maybe the whole concept is something that only happens to some people, and for others it is just being in a state of continual change. For me I would say the latter has been true, yet as I begin to transition out of college finding my personal style is becoming more important to me, and needed to make my closet a little more packable. Yet throughout these dramatic style changes I've held constant to a few things: motorcycle jackets are a basic, when in doubt stick with stripes, and almost any outfit can be complete with a hat.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stripes & Levi's


I was thinking about the things I wear on here, and realized there was kind of a sense of dishonesty. Not in that what I wear isn't my style, but I never really capture my day to day outfits. To be honest, what I usually post on here I really tried to put together and make look nice according to my personal standards. I don't think that's a bad thing necessarily because I still very much like the things I wear and I actually do wear them, by rarely do I post what I wear on more laid back days when I don't feel the need to put some whole outfit together. So here you have it, a good go to of mine of stripes and a pair of 501s that are falling apart.

(Jeans- Vintage Levi's // Shirt- Gap // Shoes- Zara // Sunglasses c/o zeroUV // Bag c/o Daughter of Jon)

Friday, June 19, 2015

LA


Well guys, I did it. I found a pair of bellbottoms that weren't over $100. Seriously though, I searched all over in LA and could not find a pair, but just happened to find the perfect ones in a small little vintage store in Orange County. And I only spent $15 on these ones. So may that be a lesson that sometimes you need just a little bit of obsessive persistence when it comes to thrifting. Now I'm just trying to restrain myself from wearing these every single day during the week.

Photos by my friend Keet.
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