Over the past few years, especially in my early twenties, the idea of purchasing clothes for the long haul seemed boring and restrictive. The “throw away” wardrobe mentality of my youth, I realized, stemmed from a lack of confidence in my own identity and personal style. What I’ve come to realize is that over the years, those throw way trends and experiments are the way I figured out what works and what doesn’t. While I have a ton of outfit regrets from the past few years, I feel more confident about my clothing choices these days. I don’t know if I have a set “style” as of yet, I’m still experimenting with new things, but in general I know what items I feel most confidant and myself in.
This gold baroque skirt will be a wardrobe staple of mine for as long as it holds out. Purchased a few winters ago, first making it’s debut here (green & gold are a favorite combo of mine, clearly), I’ve come to love the classic baroque pattern skirt in a flattering silhouette. For all those style guides out there that say a pear shape can’t wear a mini skirt or any pattern on the lower half of the body – boom! I’m proving them wrong right now. I’ve toughen up my outfits as of late as my shoe choices have really come down to these boots and one other pair of riding boots. My job has me running around the office frequently (logging lots of steps!) so I’ve ditched the heels for shoes that allow much more mobility, although I will say I do miss the extra few inches in height some days!
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