Friday, November 15, 2013

Put a little prep in your step

In college, I hated that people would tell me "this ___ looks like something you would wear".
I had friends whose style I felt was so unpredictable and they could literally wear anything they wanted; I wanted so badly to be that person.
I went through phases of wearing baggy clothes, clothes that were too short for me, lots of dark clothes- all in efforts to keep a "well-balanced" closet.

The problem was, I never felt comfortable in most of the clothes I wore.
I was so caught up with trying to be trendy and stylish that I sacrificed my confidence.
I would try to wear those baggy, aztec-type sweaters and I just felt lost inside of clothes- I had no control over my style and certainly didn't felt comfortable with myself.

At 25, I am finally ok with being the preppy person I am.
In fact, I now fully embrace it- bring on the stripes, glitter, and hearts.
This "style crisis" was one of the reasons I started Real Life Dress Up- I have experienced how it feels to not feel comfortable with yourself and I have taken control back from my clothes.
I now wear clothes that I feel confident in and sometimes that means "skipping" on certain trends.

My tip to you- identify what you feel comfortable & confident with and embrace it.

& if your style happens to be more on the preppy side, then this is the blog for you :)

Sweater: F21 (old)
Shirt under sweater: Ross (old)
Jeans: F21 (old)
Shoes: GoJane

What is your personal style? Has anyone else experienced this shift?


Linking up: Penniless Socialite// Style Elixir


  1. Stopping by from Fab Friday's Link-up! Love this look, the sweater is such a great color! I've bought a lot of things recently that I would have never looked at before. My style has been shifting a lot recently!

    <3 Vicki

  2. Love the entire outfit, esp. the shoes. Great blog! Stop by and say hi sometime.

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    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

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