I’m not sure if this is the place to ask, but I have a question. My style is and has always classic, (think Jackie or Audrey-esque) but I’m struggling with feeling like it’s boring. I am longing for a very stylish vibe while maintaining a classy and timeless style overall. I am a pastors wife and a SAH/homeschooling mom of 5. On any given day you will find me wearing a 3/4 sleeve cardigan with a skirts (no pants), or maybe a boring tee, ballet flats or low heels and basic jewelry (pearls, diamond studs, watch, rings). Do you have any suggestions? Thanks so much, I love your blog!
In my experience of working with many clients, sometimes when people get bored with their style, it’s because they’re actually missing an element of their style. For example I’ve had clients tell me that they like their clothes ‘simple and plain’ yet when I ask them to show me their favourite garments, there will be small elements of detail on them that take them out of the plain and simple category, and start shifting them towards either more creative or feminine in their style.
Fortunately as people we don’t remain the same our whole lives, we grow and develop throughout, and this means that our personality style changes as we age. So the clothing style that suited us 10 years earlier may need to grow, change and develop with us, not remaining static. Plus even when we have a more Classic personality style, it’s important to remember that the classic pieces of 1990 had moved on fashion wise in 2000, and still more in 2010. Classic may not move as quickly as some other personality style, nor be so influenced by fashion trends, but it does still change over time.
So I’m thinking that rather than just assuming that you are the same as you’ve always been, maybe it’s time to reassess who you are, what you like and see if what has worked for you in the past is still relevant today, or if you need to tweak it to who you are now.