I think I may have mentioned this before, but back in college, my friends referred to my style as “Doug Funnie-esque”. Alas, that is not because I rocked the sweater vests with shorts combo (that kid really had his look figured out), but instead because everyday I wore the exact same outfit: jeans, layered tanks and a sweater. So basically, you’d open my closet and it looked like a glitch in the Matrix, just the same 3 pieces repeated over and over (Is that a good analogy? Confession: I have never seen the Matrix. I was too busy watching episodes of Doug, like a cool kid).
As a result, I now find that I am very adverse to defining my style. Sure, I tend to keep it girly, and I love me some stripes, but on the whole, I am way more likely to experiment than keep it safe. Even when it comes to basics, I am all about fun and out of the box colors or patterns rather than sticking to the same old neutrals. Like this blazer and top for example. I love the rich burgundy of the jacket, and the floral pattern is the closet thing to a badass bouquet I’ve ever seen. This look is definitely not standard, which to me, is a perfect reason to wear it.
So while I have kept many of the wonderful traits I developed in college (a questioning mind, a thirst for knowledge, an ability to sniff out free food from a mile away…), one quality I definitely left behind with those extra long twin beds is my collection of the same old same old. Instead, I’ll keep giving the different new different new a try and see where it takes me (as long as it doesn’t take me to the Matrix, because that’s bad right? Guys, I really have no idea what that movie is about).
Heels: Target (Similar)