Day 2 of the 31 (blogging) days of May Challenge: Clothing and body type.
I’d rather post about dressing for my age than about dressing for my body, k?
But first I want to mention the influences on my day-to-day style choices. The dress code
at the office is casual. I think there are some written rules, but I think it’s more about
common sense and decency than anything else. Some people dress up, some people wear
jeans every day. I land somewhere in the middle.
Overall, the office is not very young or fashion forward (just like Buffalo!) If I lived in a
bigger city, worked with younger people or within a more creative environment I think
I would dress differently. This is not to say that I'm trying to fit in! I really wish there was
more fashion inspiration at work, but I tend to find most of my style stimuli from the
internet. Love you internet! And stylish blogging buddies!
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve seen my outfits… I consider my style pretty
safe, but colorful and a tad bit trendy. I’ve been trying to expand my style to be more
unique and personal and I hope to look back through my posts and see this change
happen season by season.
I have days that I get dressed for work feeling a little brave and unique, but as the day
goes on I feel uncomfortable and “too young”.
Like in these pics:
Few things kill my confidence than feeling poorly dressed. I feel like I'm at an age (and corporate environment) that I need to watch my hem lines and the _______...? I'm still not sure what I need to change in these photos. It might be a combo of the colors, the socks and the overall fit.
I have a hard time pinpointing what I don't like in my clothes... although its pretty easy to pick out the things I like. I've been falling back on feeling "too young", but as I write this I don't think that's really the issue.
Maybe that's why style is an art - its aesthetic and opinion based and viewed differently by everyone. Sometimes you like it, and sometimes you don't. Maybe my style issues - triumphs and failures - have less to do with age or body type, and more to do with my past, my emotions, my judgements, my goals and my nature. I should probably stop blaming it on something I can't change.
By the way, 35 is a great age! I highly recommend it!