I love style right now in 2015.
Five years ago, I was looking to magazines and (I hate admitting this) celebrities for style inspiration. In fact, if you go all the way back on my Pinterest style board you’ll find pictures of Reese Witherspoon and Jen Aniston. I got a little lost oscillating between the safari style of Banana Republic in the early 2000s, lady-like details like tie-neck blouses and pencil skirts, Western bootleg jeans, and the return of neon. Add to all of that trying to fit into the professional dress code of a private school teacher (read: khakis and polo shirt), and my wardrobe was all over the place. But, so much has changed in that short time span…
- Pinterest. There was never an easier time to clip images and take stock of your particular brand of style.
- Street Style is inspiring, down to earth, and accessible.
- Tomboy Style is my absolute favorite. If I get stuck in one style rut forever and ever (you know that moms do), it will be this one.
- Greater access to French and Italian girl style has translated into interest in capsule wardobes, enduring clothes, and aging gracefully.
- Concern about the ethics behind clothes means we are starting to grasp that quality really is much better than quantity.
- Basics – both cuts and colors – are more popular than fussy pieces or obnoxious hues.
- The rise of hipsters means it’s cool to look a little nerdy. Thank heaven, since I am actually a real book + science nerd and love my glasses.
I am curious if my age is partly related to nailing down my style, and I feel like I won’t want to change from this style for a long time. I’m on the tail end of my 20s, and each year I’ve gotten more comfortable in my own skin. I can quickly say yes to what I love and rule out what isn’t “me.” But I did just recently get emails about the return of flare jeans, and those definitely aren’t in my closet. So, who knows.
Do you love the current style trends, too?
Do you think age relates to comfort with style?
Everlane Swing Trench Review
Oh man, is it Spring yet? If you’re curious about ordering from Everlane, the swing trench is true to size and made from a heavy, water-resistant cotton . I ordered a small in Tan. The sleeves are lined and the weight is perfect for spring + fall weather and even the occasional warm winter days we have in Indiana. It’s super classic, but the swing cut is fun and very flattering.