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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?