My relationship with clothes has had its ups and downs over the last few years, mainly because it is so closely tied with my body confidence. I’ve had more melt downs in dressing rooms than I can count. On the other hand, I’ve had days where I’m really feeling myself. Finding my personal style has definitely been quite the journey so far, but I think this is the happiest I’ve ever been with my closet and the clothes I do have.
For a while, I felt like my style was all over the place, and when I decluttered my closet this Spring, I could see why I felt that way. After taking a good hard look at my clothes, I saw that I was still trying trends and still experimenting with different silhouettes, different prints, and different styles. But when I started narrowing down what I actually wore, what I actually liked, and what actually looked good on me, I realized that I am developing a style and that there is a common thread. Slowly, but surely, I am finding clothes that reflect my personality and work with my lifestyle.
Simple, monochromatic, comfortable, casual, with a sprinkle of bohemian and grunge here and there–I think that’s how I would describe my style now. When Brandon told me that I looked like the third Olsen twin while he was shooting these photos, I was ecstatic and I knew that I had reached a new level in my style journey. I think a part of me has always wanted to dress this way. You can tell based on my Pinterest board for Style Inspiration. I just never thought I could because of the way my body is. I’m not tall. I’m not thin. It has taken me so long to figure out what works for my body (all things boxy/square shaped and black). It has taken me even longer to be okay with not being able to wear things that don’t work for my body.
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bdg oversized jesse cardigan, muji 3/4 cotton modal dress (similar), parker clay abby sandal (sold out, but similar ethical option), free people straw circle bag (similar), rayban round sunglasses, mejuri zodiac necklace