I don’t know that I would call my style classic- though I do love a great classic piece. There can be a sense that classic is boring, but I think that classics are fun- mainly as they give you do much room to play. Take an all black outfit, though we think of that as classic, all black can be anything you want from glam to causal to statement shoes, etc. Classic are a great base to build almost anything on.
For example a tweed dress in classic houndstooth. Perfect for this time of year, and with details such as gold buttons and a scarf tie that it feels fresh. Then make it mini, with a 60s mod vibe. Even then it would be a classic- chic with flats or heels. OR you could pair with hose and gold wedge boots. Classic…..with a twist…
Which may be the way I would describe my style!
There are times when I’m tempted to show or tell you ALL the ways I style (or want to style) a piece. I think there is value in that. On the other hand, that can often be overwhelming – sometimes it’s too much information at one time, and sometimes then the styling gets lost in the shuffle. I err on showing you the twist (aka how I love to style) because A. it’s really how I wear things B. I think it lets your imagination go wild. I love the classics. And I love classic styling. This dress with a great pair of black heels? Or boots? Or with flats? Perfection. Also, how most websites are going to style it to sell it to you. (and again, a great look!)
But isn’t a bit more fun to style it with a twist? Think a bit outside of the box? And it’s not just gold boots- I have red sparkly flats and leopard mules I want to wear with this dress! The twist is not to dismiss the classic, but to give us options for it. The more options we have (I think) with our styling, the more chances we get to wear our closet. It’s as simple as knowing that you can wear anything you have no matter what kind of mood you wake up in- the mood for classic or the mood for a twist.
Even as adventurous as I can be with my fashion, and all the twists, I thinks it’s taken me a long time to truly identify my style. And like many things in life, it’s still evolving and growing. It’s been fun to not only have my style grow but really be able to articulate what I love — even if it’s worth a twist!
Classic. With a twist. I can’t tell you how comfy this dress is and how there is a styling for all your holiday and new year events from work to parties. These boots? Both a statement and a neutral and some of my all time favorites. I’ve linked both for you below.
How would you describe your style? What are you enjoying about it lately? And, what are you longing to try or put a twist on?
I want to hear all about it! XO RA
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