Redefining Style - RM Dress

Redefining My Style and leaving 2019 in the dust

Why am I redefining my style for 2020? I did a closet clean out on New Year’s Day and realized I had a multitude of shirts that were cotton and somewhat mumu-like according to my sister who helped me. She had a point – I seemed to be really into flutter/billowy sleeves which only served to make me look larger than I am. This got us to discussing what my current style is and I’m gonna be honest with you all – it’s in flux. These next few months are going to be about redefining my style and I’m going to take you along for the ride!

Redefining Style - RM Dress
Rebecca Minkoff Dress | Polene Paris Bag | Naturalizer Boots

I’m also currently doing Rent the Runway unlimited to try out new styles. This dress above is from there – it’s a Rebecca Minkoff one and I found it really comfy. It was quite big as you can tell. The website told me to go with a XXL, definitely did not need that.

1. Parkside Harbor – The Little Things Button Down Blouse | 2. Nordstrom – Madewell – Central Blouse | 3. LOFT – Leopard Print Cinched V-Neck Top |
4. Modcloth – Adorable Around the Edges Collared Top | 5. Nordstrom – Treasure & Bond – Band Tees | 6. Nordstrom – Reiss – Casper Glacier Print Long Sleeve Blouse | 7. Nordstrom – Rebecca Minkoff – Selandra Disty Floral Ruffle Detail Dress | 8. Unique Vintage – Green & Ivory Polka Dot Crepe Neck Tie Gwen Blouse | 9. Vici – Lots of Fun Printed Button Down Dress  | 10. Amazon – BMJL – Women’s Casual Cute Shirts Leopard Print Tops Basic Short Sleeve Soft Blouse

Redefining Style - Blouse

Number 1

This is from a store I follow on Instagram called Parkside Harbor. I haven’t bought anything from there yet, but on seeing this shirt, I just might. I was drawn to this blouse because I like the pattern, the color, and the neckline. I’ve realized I look better in v-neck shirts rather than mock-neck or even crew neck shirts. This would be super cute tucked into a pencil skirt.

Number 2

Everyone needs a white button down shirt in their closet. It’s one of the basics. This one looks like it wouldn’t be too tight, has a nice shape that would look great tucked into a skirt of jeans, and has a v-neck. I also like that it’s short sleeved because I can wear it all year round by throwing a blazer or cardigan over it. As more and more people turn toward sustainable fashion, the need to get new clothes every season is a bit passé.

Number 3

Another great v-neck shirt from the Loft this time. The pattern is on trend and so are the puffy sleeves. (You all know my love of a good puff sleeve by now.) It looks like it might dip a bit low, but you can always throw a cami or a bandau under to feel more comfortable.

Number 4

I’m going to contradict myself with this blouse because it’s a crew-type neckline, but I think the Peter Pan collar makes it an exception. I love the wine color and that it’s not exactly sleeveless and not a full cap sleeve. This is another that would look great with jeans, a skirt, and a blazer or cardigan.

Number 5

“I’m just a girl who can’t say no” to super cool band t-shirts! I sometimes feel like it’s not cool to wear a band shirt from one you never actually saw, but in this case I’ll make an exception. This would be cool with a side-knot and jeans or a skirt.

Number 6

This is a bit of a splurge top. I love how demure and ladylike it is, with a very different pattern. It’s from a brand called Reiss, of which Kate Middleton (the Duchess of Cambridge) is a fan. Now I know why she’s such a fan.

Number 7

This is the dress I’m wearing in the first picture above from Rebecca Minkoff. I think these pictures don’t even do it justice. I paired it with black tights and booties when I wore it, but it would be great for spring as well without the tights and maybe with espadrilles.

Number 8

Here’s another ladylike top. I love the billowy sleeves and the tie at the neck. The polkadot pattern makes it whimsical and fun. I would wear this to work with jeans to make them seem classier.

Number 9

I didn’t realize how similar this dress is to number 7, whoopsies! I guess when I like something I like it. This is a cheaper option, but has the same basic shape and flowery look. I like that this has shorter sleeves and the v-neck at the top. This might be more of a spring dress, but by throwing tights and a sweater over it, it can be a winter dress as well.

Number 10

Another printed top, Tori?  Yes, I am obsessed with them.  This one was rated highly on Amazon and looks super comfy!  You can wear this with just about anything, really.  I also like that it’s short sleeves so it can be worn into spring and perhaps summer! 

There you have it – the start of my journey of redefining my style for this year. What do you guys think? Anyone have any ideas for other styles I might try?

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