HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOUR style? As a person who used to ace all her exams throughout my education, I surprisingly don’t have a clear answer to something seemingly simple and personal. It’s ridiculous because if I don’t have the answer, who should?
I envy people who have a defined answer. They describe their style as either masculine or feminine, chic or casual, monochrome or colorful, conservative or sexy. Then there are other style descriptions like minimalist, classic, vintage, bohemian, preppy, grunge, punk, tomboyish, sophisticated, rocker, goth, etc.
As I stare at the rainbow explosion in my wardrobe, I think: does this make my style colorful? Then again, I tend to go for neutral and monochrome looks on a daily basis because they are so easy to put together. A black and white combo like the one you see in these photos is a given on workdays and I already talked about how a blazer is part of my style uniform.
The word “eclectic” has arisen as the solution to my dilemma. No matter how I look at it, my style is like patchwork; I accumulate pieces from different styles and put them together in outfits you see on my blog. My aesthetic is such that it cannot be categorized. I don’t like being put in a box and I don’t want people to get used to seeing me through one lens. I want to keep surprising everyone including myself and trying on new things that I would not normally gravitate towards. Despite being a control freak that overthinks the smallest things, when it comes to clothes, I am an adventurer.
No wonder I can’t establish a cohesive aesthetic on my Instagram profile.
Thank you for reading and have a nice weekend!