A first post in my new format – a fresh beginning in a minimalist outfit that seems fitting for some reason. It’s cool and comfortable. A blank slate that lets the unexpected touches like the faux side cut and vintage-ish rings shine – something greater than the sum of its parts.
H&M oversized buttondown / Forever21 rings / Thrifted sunglasses
I’ve always wanted my own style. A complete look from hair to shoes. A closet that I wear and love 100% regardless of label.
I spend hours pouring over magazines and lookbooks, constantly searching for inspiration and usually finding it – the creative juices always start flowing but no matter how much I may love the images I find, after buying practically a whole new wardrobe or cutting my hair a certain way, it never feels quite like me. I always end up feeling like something is missing and am just as lost to my style as when I started. I’ve become tired of spending my money on clothes I end up never wearing, never truly happy with my choices.
I can’t be the only one, right?
Following style blogs has helped me develop my eye. I know what makes a “good” outfit – but even when I know something I wear is on trend, more than not it just feels like I’m playing dress up.
Dress up is fun, but it’s not authentic. I’ve lost touch with what I love: simple clothes with unique touches, dark color palettes inspired by the city around me, adding my own spin with accessories and DIY.
I’ve been trying to start this blog for a long time, but I kept coming up with excuses why I can’t. The one I keep coming back to (even as I type this out) is that I don’t have a clear vision of what I want, but I think I do know: I want this to be a space where I can develop my own sense of style while hopefully giving some insight into the process, an exercise in curation and thoughtful inspiration, and a place to feel at home in my clothing.
Style such a personal thing, but the hardest part about it is listening to that tiny voice that knows when you’ve got it right, when you look in the mirror and see exactly the person you want the world to see. Even if your right isn’t what you see on instagram, on tumblr, in Vogue, on the street.
This space will be part visual diary, part inspiration log, part how-to. It’s a place to write down my style notes before they fall out of my head. It’s a journey I want to share with the hope that others can learn from it, too. I’m starting with something simple but intentional. So welcome.