With graduation and real life quickly coming around the corner, I have been doing the whole “who exactly am I?” thing, like you do. And while it is certainly not the most important piece of that question, part of that has been trying to figure out exactly what my style is. This feeling like I needed to discover myself, internally and externally, is what led me to chop of almost all of my hair a few months ago (excellent decision), and it has also led me to start considering my wardrobe a bit more.
I have always been somehow drawn to people whose style I would describe as being casual but professional: blouses with dark skinny jeans and a pair flats type thing. I have a friend who dresses like this every day and every time I see her I think “next time I go shopping that is the sort of thing I’m going to look for.”
But the thing is, when I actually go shopping, those are not the clothes I am drawn to. I mean, the dark skinnies, sure, but blouses? Fancy-esque tops with blazers over them? I love the concept, but it never feels quite like me. So recently I took a step back and paid attention to what types of clothes I am drawn to. I have almost always felt like I was somehow lacking a style of my own, but recently I’ve found that I do in fact have a sort of style that I prefer, I have just never been deliberate about it before.
If I had to describe my personal style, it would something along the line of cozy-chic. I am drawn to things that are perfect for curling up with a book and a cup of tea (i.e. the exact reason I bought the cardigan in the first picture). I like oversized sweaters with leggings or skinny jeans and a cute pair of combat boots. I like zip-up hoodies because they go with literally anything and they can be cute without being formal.
When I buy myself something as a treat, when I find something I absolutely have to have, it is rarely a dress or a dressy top. More often than not, it is something like my Grace Helbig sweatshirt (second picture). Something quirky that is cute enough to wear out and comfy enough to wear on lazy weekends. Do you have any idea how soft the inside of that sweatshirt is? Like, whoa.
Cozy-chic might not be something you’d see featured on a fashion blog, but hey, its mine. I think it reflects my style and personality perfectly; equal parts cute and lazy, and best paired with a book and a good latte. I’ve spent a lot of time wishing I had other people’s styles. Now, with the whole being forced out into the real world thing coming at me like a freight train, I think it is about time I start owning my own.
Have you ever realized you had a specific style you weren’t aware of? Do you feel like what you wear is important to your sense of who you are? Tell me all about it in the comments! Share this post via the little clicky clickies below if you are so inclined, and if you want to see more from me you can show some love to the bloglovin button on the right!