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If you follow me on Instagram or watched my stories last week you may be familiar with this shirt. If you don't I'll catch you up.

Last week I headed out to my local secondhand shop to sell some pieces and decided to browse around while I waited. While I was there a very bright and colorful polo in the men's section caught my attention. After examining it and looking at it long enough I determined that I had to take it home with me. I shared on my story that I knew that this wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, and I even knew my own boyfriend would hate it (spoiler: he indeed hated it) but something about it made me happy which is all that matters. This whole process of buying this shirt and knowing not everyone is going to like it got me thinking how far I've come in terms of being ok with not being everyone's cup of tea when it comes to how I dress.

I'm not sure if this is the result of realizing I live in a bigger city now and no one really cares how I dress or the fact that I'm just growing up or maybe a combination of both, but I'm loving it. For the past year or so I've found myself trying out new styles, bolder pieces, and just having fun with fashion vs trying to fit into a particular "style aesthetic." The idea of having a set style aesthetic is great and all, and I'm sure it's helpful to have a more cohesive closet, but I also love the fact that I have the option to dress depending on whatever vibe I'm in that day. 

When I think back even a few years ago I remember being so concerned with how I dress, if it fits into the "preppy style" aesthetic that I felt like I boxed myself into or what others would think of it. I've touched multiple times on my blog that I have a hard time picking just one style aesthetic. For some reason, in my mind, I've built this idea that if I labeled my style as "preppy" or "girly" I couldn't branch out of that box. Just because I own and love Lilly Pulitzer doesn't mean I can't also love Urban Outfitters and 90s grunge. It seems so silly even typing that out now. 

As we go on in life we pull inspiration and are influenced by so many different things such as the media we consume, the place we live, and even the people we surround ourselves with so it's natural our styles change accordingly. So, how would I describe my style now? 

As I look at my past outfits and clothing pieces I find myself drawn to, the main word I can think of is "fun." I love color and am always drawn to fun prints. I love playing around with different silhouettes, puffed sleeves, and textures when it comes to putting together outfits.  I love quirky graphic tees for comfy days and faux fur for any special occasion. The main thing that comes to mind when I describe all of these things is just, fun. So that's my style  fun. 

So I guess the main takeaway of this is: wear whatever the heck you want to wear. At the end of the day it's just clothes and if something makes you feel confident and happy, rock it. That's with anything in life. 

How would you describe your style? Let me know in the comments down below and as always, thank you for reading!


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