Style Talk

I have to say that I cannot categorise my style at all. I am not hipster, I don’t wear a lot of vintage clothing, I don’t buy the latest trends. It would be more accurate to say that I am still trying to define my style, and at the moment I just wear whatever is in my wardrobe because I have no need to buy lots of new clothes at the moment. I have previously posted about some of the key items I think are a basis of a functional wardrobe. A lot of these items can be found from all sorts of style books, but they tend to be more generalised options to suit every one. I try to find the exact perfect white t-shirt for me and the right pair of skinny jeans.

I want to wear clothes that look good on me and make me look and feel good. Sometimes it is not easy and I think everyone has those days when you wear something and after a few hours you realise how uncomfortable you are and how it was just a big mistake to wear that outfit again. Also your style changes with time and generally what you wore in your teens is very different what you will wear 10 or 20 years later. I am hoping to find my style that will only change slightly and will be updated occasionally.

I don’t really have any style icons but I admire Emanuel Alt’s style and the way she presents herself. I like what she wears on her but there is generally too much black for me. You can always see her wearing tight skinny jeans or leather trousers and t-shirts and she updates them with statement jackets and shoes. She doesn’t wear a lot of make up and she seems to master the French effortlessly chic look. These are exactly the points why I love her style, she knows what works for her and sticks with it (and she still gets photographed all the time). Unlike Anna Dello Russo who dresses for the press. She does it well and always wears something eccentric but personally I am not really a fan.

At the moment I am in the process of finding what suits me. I am not in a rush because I have the rest of my life to wear those clothes when I find them. It is also an interesting process and I have became much more critical about what I buy and I happy to deal with the wardrobe I have at the moment. Dead Fleurette is always a great source of inspiration for reducing consumption and spending wisely on the items you love and will use for years.


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15 Responses to Style Talk

  1. Alt is amazing, she has such a lovely wardrobe and can’t wait to see what she does with F Vogue. I’m following your blog now 🙂

    • Meri says:

      I agree, I don’t read the french Vogue but I am interested hear people’s comments about it. I saw a couple of interviews where she said that she wants to give a lot of support to new and upcoming designers so I think that is definitely a good thing.

  2. lin says:

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I never really know how to define my own style either: I’m very drawn to minimalist design and classic, preppy things, but I don’t always dress according to what I see. I also think nobody becomes as rigorous in their style choices as Emmanuelle Alt overnight. I’m always amazed when I meet someone who’s 18, or 19, and they seem incredibly assured about how they want to look – I wasn’t nearly as disciplined or clear-minded. It took me ages to figure out a uniform and variations of a uniform that I feel confident and authentic in. I like to think that even Emmanuelle Alt took time to figure out her style – she has been in fashion for a long time and she’s in her 40s!

    • Meri says:

      That is a good a point that she in her 40s, at least once you figure out what work for you then you will look good for the rest of your life. Sometimes it is hard to stick to my decisions when I live in a country that sometimes seem to be the heaven of over consumerism and Primark. I guess it is a process of trial and error and slowly I will start making less errors and liking my outfits more. Thanks for the long comment!

  3. S says:

    I also feel like I cannot define my style. I think my tastes are a bit too all over the place to really come up with a name for my style, so instead I just try to focus on what things I really like and just make sure that everything I buy seems to fit in with those things. It’s a process, I’m in my 30’s and still haven’t figured it out! But like you, I’m trying to be a more conscientious shopping.

    • Meri says:

      I think it is important to wear the stuff you like and feel comfortable in and not try to wear something that is trendy or something else just because you think you should be wearing it. When making a new purchase, I always try imagine what I would wear with that piece of clothing and how it will fit with the rest of my wardrobe. I have never been a crazy shopper and I am trying to cut down even more, mostly because I don’t want to own a wardrobe full of clothes and then feel like nothing to wear. Environment is another factor of course 🙂

  4. designedbyann says:

    I tried to “define” my style, but the thing is I like to many styled to choose one specific one: one day I want to be girly, the next be a rock chick and so on! So I buy everything I like…and “change” style everyday according to my mood


    • Meri says:

      If it works for you then go for it:D I could not do this, I feel bad about buying everything I like and I don’t necessarily feel comfortable in different outfits because it doesn’t feel like me. If I want to try something different I usually start with some small items or accessories to see how I feel about it:)

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  6. Alisha Ross says:

    I agree, I like her style too. But personally I never think there can be too much black. I like how shes not all dressy dressy, how shes casual yet still chic. Her look is almost tomboy-esque.

    • Meri says:

      I prefer this to the very dressed up look and I have recently started like a more tomboyish look more and more but with some feminine additions though.

  7. ann says:

    just discovered your blog via IFB links forum!

    yeah, I try not to define my style either. how boring, right? it’s more fun to always be changing but still stay true to yourself at the core.

    i do admire emanuel’s style and also Kelly Cutrone’s (who is always in all black) because they seem to make a statement that designers/labels etc. don’t matter as much as the person wearing the clothes : )

    just followed you … keep in touch!

    xo ann
    Holier than Now

    on bloglovin’

    • Meri says:

      Thanks for taking the time to comment:) I like the all black look on other people but I look too pale in all black and I like brown so I will try stick to things that maybe suit me a bit better. I agree they make much more of a statement.

  8. Allie says:

    I love this post, because it’s so true for so many people. I’m in College right now, and I’m at this phase where I don’t really want to wear what I wore a couple years ago, because it seems too girly, or too preppy, or too Californian. I’m at this precipice, where I have this whole new style, and what I own doesn’t really reflect it.

    • Meri says:

      I agree, when you are a teenager I guess you try more things and make mistakes a lot more easily but when you grow up you start to realise what you actually like.

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