One of the things I’ve really been embracing lately is just buying and wearing things that I personally LOVE. Whether they’re “in style” or not, whether they’re basic or trendy, or whether they’re labeled anything really. Now, don’t get me wrong, my style isn’t very basic and I do love trying out trends but over the years I’ve really found a few different ways to make sure things work for me. I’ve found shapes, lengths, styles and looks that really work for me and my body type which helps me shop and pick out only things that will actually last in my closet and that I will be able to get the most wear out of! Which hello, who hasn’t purchased something with grand hopes and you love it so much, but it just doesn’t suit you? Ugh the worst!
This brings us to this little cropped button down. I found this at Statemint (Knoxvilles, adult consignment event, read more about it here!) And I’ve always been a little hesitant about cropped shapes. They don’t work for everyone, but I actually have a super short torso and longer legs for my height (5’4″). So they hit me at a very flattering spot, and even elongate my legs! Double flattering! Wahoo! (I’ve since been stocking up on all things cropped!) Something that I was once intimidated by, I’ve found is a new favorite! Not only do I love the cropped trend, but I do think it’s something that flatters me and it’s definitely something I feel great in. A win-win!
This brings us to the second thing in this outfit that makes me more “me” is PINK! I’m sure you guys have noticed pink is a frequent color around here. I mean my engagement ring is even pink! I’m not an overly “pink” girly girl (if that makes sense) but I do love me some pink. I think with my complexion, hair color and eye color pink just works well on me. Pink clothing, pink hats, pink lips, it just suits me, not to mention, it’s just so pretty! Right?!
All in all this outfit is very me and I love that. It’s great to feel great in an outfit, right?! And this outfit is nothing over the top special. It’s just all things I’m really loving right now! Pink, hats, cropped, flares, and a big smile!
I thought this was a fun topic to share a little more in depth of the things that I love and feel good in and encourage ya’ll to go out and find your things! Here’s a little outline that I encourage you to think through and pick out things you might want to pinpoint as things that look and feel good on you! Then I encourage you to do a little spring closet cleaning and get rid of that unflattering stuff! And consign it at Statemint if you’re local! Registration is currently open and the spring event is March 23-25!
How to Find Things You Feel Great In
- Colors – Like I said pink is my color. Summer or winter, tan or no tan, it always looks good on me. Go through photos and pick out your favorites. Know what colors you feel great in and ones you feel blah in. And you can even go as far as looking into your summer and winter colors! We all know those things we can’t wear if we don’t have a tan!
- Shapes – Shapes can play a big part in your outfits. As I mentioned my new found love for cropped shapes, my differently built, tall friends hate cropped things. Tall girls can wear oversized tunics like nobodies business, but me? All that material overwhelms my body and I just look a mess.
- Styles – Over the years the styles you reach for will definitely change. When I worked a corporate job I really leaned into the preppy, buttoned up look, but now that I’m in the entrepreneur world I have a lot more of a free spirited style. Which is most definitely more me. Try different styles out and decide what works best for you. Even though I love pink I’m not totally into the super feminine cut pieces. I’m more of a boho girly girl, versus the Draper James girly girl.
- Lengths – Proportions play a major part in the flattering game. Whether you’re tall, short or in between, play around with different proportions to find a perfect match for your body type. Flare jeans are great on shorter girls but will make tall girls even taller! Short girls can pair them with a tucked in top or a cropped top for even more length and tall girls can balance them out with a longer tunic. Same with skirts, I love a mini skirt because it makes my legs look longer. But tall girls could wear a mini skirt with over the knee boots to balance out the amount of leg showing making their legs not the center of attention. There are so many different ways to play with proportion to get your outfit to be the most flattering!
If you have specific questions about anything I’d love to help you out! Email me and let’s chat!
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