The Opposite of Style Goals


I recently saw this post from YouLookFab and I was intrigued by this idea.  Most fashion oriented blogs post trends that are coveted and inspiring.  But the idea of your anti-style?  The opposite of your style?  Style-that-is-not-representative-of-you?  Now THAT is something to think about.

Personal style constantly changes. It depends on a lot of things: location, friends, the media, occupation (student vs. worker), and general state of mind. I find as I get older the idea of my ideal personal style comes easier. But who knows, maybe it’ll change again.

Here’s my list.  At this point in my life, I do not aspire to a style that is:

  • Preppy
  • American Classic
  • Ladylike
  • Mod
  • Romantic/Sweet/Cutesy
  • Prairie/Country
  • Prim
  • Androgenous
  • Earthy
  • Formal
  • Vintage/Retro/Rockabilly

I’m going to try to keep this list in mind when purchasing new items. Hopefully I can do it!

Although I admire those in classic cardi’s, pencil skirts, and white button downs, I’ve noticed that I buy them and I don’t reach for them.  My work-life doesn’t warrant it, and I rarely dress up unless its a special occasion.  So many of my online friends and acquaintances on blogs and twitter can pull this type of look off, but honestly I find it difficult for me!

Knowing your style means knowing what isn’t your style.  How about you?  What’s YOUR anti-style?

♥ E&I