I used to absolutely love baby doll shirts and dresses. Then, a couple of friends very politely mentioned to me that that style made “some people” look pudgy. I can take a hint. From then on, I made a point to only wear tight tops that hugged my curves. Skinny jeans and stretchy, skin tight tops – that was my uniform. Maybe with a couple of skirts and tights mixed in.
Now that I’m 24, my style has become a bit more sophisticated and finalized. I’ve realized that loose clothing can look good, namely when it’s paired with another item of clothing that is tight. The contrast gives your body balance and makes your look more even. And now I can appreciate that you can be sexy even with some of your curves hidden – your outfit just has to hint at them.
I’m so thrilled that autumn is here because that means sweaters, scarves, and boots season! These are probably my favorite clothing items, and I’ve been picking up a couple of new sweaters in anticipation. This cable knit one is brand new from Ruche. It’s a lovely grey, and I love that the back is long so I can wear it with leggings. It’s the perfect lounge-around-the-house top. The only downsides are it’s a little see-through, which means I need to wear it with at least a tank top underneath, and it got a little pull right in the front after only one day! Knit clothing is dangerous when you have animals.
These jeans are the only pants that I’ve ever even tried to buy online, and part of the reason they work so well is because they’re incredibly stretchy – almost like jeggings, but appropriate enough to wear to work. I ordered them after Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere recommended them in one of her posts. They’re high wasted and look quite retro. They’re the perfect jeans to pair with a loose top, because they’re so form fitting.
My bag has been my main purse for the last two years, and honestly, it’s so beaten up by this point, it kind of needs to replaced. It’s been the perfect bag for me, though – it fits all my must-haves, including a book, makeup bag, and headphones.
Finally, these shoes are probably the most expensive item of clothing I own, but they’re the perfect example of why it’s worth investing. I’ve had them for two years and actually had the sole glued back on three times already. As you can see, they’re pretty beaten up, but they’re quality leather so they’ve lasted even though I haven’t been exactly kind to them.
Do you have a big sweater that you’re all about?