What I Wore

Defining Style


When I saw this dress on the rack at one of my favorite vintage haunts, it immediately caught my eye. Perhaps it was the vibrant pink hue or maybe the relaxed, silky silhouette. For whatever reason, I found something about it charming. At the register the clerk said to me “Isn’t this something” and smirks. I’m pretty sure he meant it in a good way; but for all I know he could’ve thought the dress was butt ugly. I agreed with him; simply by saying “It is”.

It was a no-brainer when it came to deciding to purchase the dress. It embodies my personal style. It’s bright, whimsy and classic. All of these characteristics distinguish my style. How are these characteristics reflected in my style? I usually mix patterns or wear a pop of color and try to wear something vintage whenever I can. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t other people out there with the same sense of style as me. This just means that I have defined my personal style.

If you are in the process of defining your style there are a few things you need to consider. Think of the words that describe you. What do you want your style to say about you? How can some of those characteristics emerge in your style? Now the fun begins… you will begin to transfer the characteristics of your personal style into your wardrobe. You don’t need get rid of all your clothes in your closet. You will need to change your approach on how to put outfits together, in a way that coincides with your personal style. It’s like seeing your closet for the first time; since you have this new perspective. More to come on this in a later post…

Developing your personal style is a way to express your individuality and feel empowered. It should be a true reflection of yourself. Always remember that your personal style is your brand. Wear it well!



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Dress: Vintage | Belt: Banana Republic | Necklace: Kendra Scott (Rocksbox) | Shoes: ShoeDazzle


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  • Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I love how you wear vintage, B! Vintage can lean towards looking costumey or old-ladyish, but you always look young and modern. Adore!

    • Reply
      chicbeat blog
      May 19, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Leslie! Thanks for saying that. Often I feel like I teeter on costumey and even old-ladyish but try to include modern touches to keep it from going there. It can be challenging for sure 🙂

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