Moving to a new city is always an adjustment. It takes time to get the lay of the land, a feel of the people, and most importantly how those people dress of course. As I previously stated, I spent a majority of my twenties in Miami. The hot weather and the really really ridiculously good looking humans walking around, definitely influenced my sense of style. So after relocating to the Charleston area, I knew I had to make a few modifications to my wardrobe.
Above, are a few of my Miami looks. Simple and very minimal. Damn, I was skinny…good times!
Naturally, with time, age, and your environment, your style changes. It’s more defined. Right now, my style is still sexy with a little less skin. The current rule of thumb for me is to just chose one. That is, one part of my body that I will accentuate. It might be my shoulders, midriff, legs, back, or a little cleavage. I try to pick pieces that represent that. I think I got tired of people knowing the color of my underwear when I bent down.
These are more recent looks. I love midi’s. Asos and BCBG MaxAzria.
The pics below, were taken this summer. It’s a combination of what I would consider a Charleston look and my own style. The dress is seersucker with a sweetheart neckline by Betsy Johnson. From Community Thrift Store on Rivers Ave. for $10. YES!
I don’t know that I’ll ever be the girl who owns tons of Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade, Micheal Kors, or Tory Burch. They’re quality brands, but with growing popularity. They become less exclusive, and everyone starts looking the same. It has always been difficult for me to blend in to crowds anyway. So now when I walk into a room I own it 😉