When I was writing this post the other day, I was struggling to “label my style”. It may not seem important, but just giving your look a name helps you to focus on pieces that speak about you and also makes it easier to shop when you have a more direct idea of who you are (fashion-speaking). So I’ve been trying to come up with the words to describe myself. So not easy!
What I finally came up with is…Authentic Artistic. Kinda of cheesy sounding, but it really does sum up my aesthetic at home and in fashion. Think simple leather sandals, a unique sundress, a denim jacket, and of course one great necklace. I’m attracted to items that are quality made, artistically designed, or cultural. I love leather goods…anything from classic sandals, simple boots, to handmade bags. I tend to be drawn to special, artistic items when I shop. But I’ve been trying to layer in quality basics to balance out the special pieces. I’m kind of a combo of Madewell meets Anthropologie.
From top: Chambray tee, Anthropologie by Cloth & Stone; Tortoise shell sunnies, Target cheapies; Turquoise stone necklace, Anthropologie; Leather sandals, Madewell; Lasercut leather skirt, Anthropologie by Liefsdottir (older); Straw and leather bag, thrifted
In terms of my home, it’s collected. It’s welcoming. It’s curated. It’s new meets old. My go to’s for home are Terrain, Pottery Barn, but mainly antique stores. I think my style and my interiors tend to go hand in hand.
I draw inspiration from Kinfolk, Europe and Santa Fe, my art school background, and gardening. I love to scour Tumblr’s for hours just looking for beautiful images. To help me nail down my label, I referenced my Pinterest boards. It’s an ongoing visual label of my style, but the hard part was putting it into words.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my exploration of style. Now go out and make your own fashion discovery! Let me know what your label is. I love to hear about what inspires people and their style.