I’ve been writing A Little Bird Told Me for over two years now, and in that time my style has changed dramatically. That’s not really surprising – in two years, trends change, situations shift, taste develops. Looking at my outfit from this time last year and a December 2009 outfit, I can see I’m much better at dressing for my shape now, and my love for bow-shaped hair accessories has, thankfully, waned. Over the course of a lifetime, we’re bound to go through sartorial stages. But what about over the course of a month?
When I put this outfit on, I was struck by how different it was to the things I’ve been wearing recently. And then, as I looked back through my last month of posts, I realised that all my outfits are at odds with each other. At the beginning of November I was punky in polka dot jeans, then quirky in satin and sequins, classic in monochrome stripes and last week, preppy in dark denim. If this were an American high school drama, I’d be in a different cliqué every week.
This indecisive way of dressing could be described as creative, eclectic, experimental. But for me, it’s about style insecurity. I’m still not quite sure what my style is. Am I vintage and feminine? Laidback and cool? Fierce and fashion-forward? All three?
There are some bloggers who have their personal style nailed. Vicki pulls off girly vintage style with ease. Kristabel works simple separates. Paula is classically chic. There’s a real confidence in their clothing. In comparison, I’m still the 6 year-old rooting through her mum’s wardrobe. When it comes to style, I’m still trying it on.
What about you – are you Style Secure? Are you confident in your clothing, or are you (like me) still searching for ‘you’ in your wardrobe?