Imogen over at Inside Out Style (fantastic blog…I’ve been a reader for some time now) recently asked me to answer a few questions about my thoughts on personal style and dressing well. You can read my answers here, and be sure to check out the rest of her blog, especially her tips on body types!
Interestingly enough, quite a few things recently, including Imogen’s questions and the recent “Little Black Dress” Petite Fashion Challenge, have really started me thinking about my style and wardrobe. These things have brought me to a realization that completely snuck up on me…I’ve finally developed a personal style!
For now, I’m calling it “tomboy, country-club chic”, but it’s still a work in progress. ;)
The very existence of Alterations Needed is due in large part to my quest for personal style. Several years ago, I became really frustrated with fashion for a few reasons:
I finally got tired of having nothing to wear and watching other women look amazing and confident in their clothes, while I looked…boring. I made a pledge to myself to dress the way I really wanted, no matter how difficult it ended up being. It was sometime after this pledge that I started Alterations Needed…
It seems I’m not the only one thinking about personal style, as Jean just wrote about the subject recently as well. The fun thing about blogging is you can watch your style evolution take place before your very eyes…just take a little jaunt through my style crimes the archives. But I’m no where near finished…
On my sartorial to-do list: find a suitable replacement for my denim addiction, add more quirk and humor to my outfits, and dig a little deeper into menswear inspired looks.
To follow up this post, I’ll be sharing some of the tricks I’ve used to develop my own personal style, in the hopes they’ll help other ladies searching for the same. Stay tuned… ;)
More Posts in the Developing Personal Style Series:
Developing Personal Style
Developing Personal Style – Collecting Inspirations
Developing Personal Style – Wardrobe Color Stories
Are you on your own quest to develop personal style?