I tend to talk a lot about my "go-to" outfits. I have little formulas here and there (scattered, of course!) in my brain about my "style" of outfits. My "personal style". These little formulas I keep at hand, and then execute, all equate to my "personal style".
For instance, have you ever worn an outfit and someone has commented on how "that is such a (insert your name) shirt" or have you ever been out shopping with a friend and they pick up a pair of shoes and say... "these are so YOU!" - often times that is our "personal style" coming through. The common thread that runs through your wardrobe.
I believe it's important to honestly put your thumb on the pulse of your "personal style"... tweak it to make sure it fits the times (your personal style should be always evolving naturally - even if you really loved big hair in the 80's and it was very YOU then, it just won't cut it today) and then tune into it while shopping. Have you ever brought home a great top or a great pair of shoes... only for them never to be worn? I know I have. I think this speaks to your "personal style" - the shoes may be great, but they may not be YOU. Does that make sense?
This outfit is very "me" - it speaks very much to my "personal style". It's comfortable, pulled together but nothing over the top or really anything special. The fitted top/scarf/flats/bangle bracelet is a common formula for me.
What I love about this outfit is all the neutrals: grey, black, camel, gold, wood bangle. Keeping good textural elements like the gold shoes and wood bangle give the outfit visual interest and the jeans and grey top are just simple basics.
What is your "personal style"? Is there any way I can help you cultivate it? Send me an email goodlifeforless @ gmail.com or leave a comment!
Scarf, Gift (similar)
Grey Top, F21 (similar)
Jeans, Seven for all Mankind
Flats, Nine West (similar)
Wood Bangle, F21 (similar)