Blazer: Vintage via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Tee: Chris Stapleton; Skirt: Wilsons via Goodwill Outlet (Similar Splurge // Save); Purse: Vintage via Goodwill Outlet (Similar Splurge // Save); Choker: Vanessa Mooney; Boots: Steve Madden (ON SALE – 40% OFF!)
I guess if you’re a “fashion blogger”, you have found, defined, and refined your personal style, right? Wrong…at least for me. Since starting this blog, I’ve been asked multiple times how I define my style, where I find style inspiration, or who is my style icon. Depending on the day of the week, current mood, or season of my life, the answer to any of the previous question could be different.
As I navigate major life events, wins and losses, new relationships, and old relationships, my style changes. One day I may wake up feeling sassy AF and put on black over the knee boots with a leather skirt, or other days I’m in a business suit for work. Some days I just wear yoga pants and an XL sweatshirt. Do any of these outfits define me or my style? Absolutely not. What they do say about my style is that I’m adaptable to trends, circumstances, and lifestyle changes while also maintaining my individuality and staying true to myself.
Let’s be he honest, who wouldn’t want to walk into Nordstrom and buy the entire outfit off the mannequin? You don’t need a closet full of catalog clones in your closet, challenge yourself to get creative. This is where you find your style and individuality. One of the many perks of shopping at Goodwill is the lack of ready-made outfits that you can wash, rinse, and repeat. Finding unique pieces at Goodwill, like this dalmation/cow print blazer, push the limits of my style comfort zone. Venturing out of my style comfort zone challenges me to rock unique pieces with the same level of confidence I have wearing a business suit and help me define my individuality.
How do you challenge your style? Leave me a comment below.