I don’t know what style is but I know I have my own. I don’t have to wear what everyone else is wearing.
Ugg boots? Nope, not my thing.
$250 name brand jeans? Only if I love em to death and I can find them on sale. Otherwise, nope.
The things I do love? Classic pieces. One great fitting pair of jeans. One classic fitted blazer. A great pair of boots or shoes. A nice bag.
IMO, when you have the basics, you can always pull a look together. I tend to incorporate my funkier pieces as accessories. I like a trendier bag, sometimes a trendy shoe or a great piece of jewelry. But my actual clothes are usually not anything screaming notice me.
I love good fit and I love color. As a caribbean woman, I have always been comfortable wearing colors. Yellows, greens, oranges, pinks, purples…..I love bright as long as it’s paired with neutrals. Tan, Chocolate, White, Gray, Navy or Black.
For example…..Today I wore my bright, kelly green trench coat over a tailored black suit. It’s not for everyone but hey, it’s my look and I love my pop of color.
Last night, Mr. 1969 and I were looking at pictures online from an event he went to last weekend. We were looking at some of the outfits. Several of the women looked great and I complimented their outfits. A few were …AHEM….reminiscent of last year’s Holiday Party (remember the red and black bumblebee hair?). We started talking about individual style.
I told him that being overtly se.xy is not my look. You know how some woman can rock a skintight dress with killer heels and every man in the place will turn around and stare? Not me.
Then you have the trendsetters. They look like they just stepped out of the latest magazine? Everything hot in fashion is on their body? Not me.
So we were discussing what my style was. I told him that I wasn’t sure what I would call myself.
He laughed and said that I dress like an Uptown New Yorker. He said I can rock jeans, a shirt, a trench coat and sunglasses and look like I stepped out of a Starbucks on the Upper East Side. See, that’s why I love my husband. He gets me. So we have determined that I am Urban chic.
What is your personal style? Are you bohemian, park avenue, soccer mom, vintage? What vibe do you give off? Are you happy with your current style? And men, do you have a style?