Today’s post features a “Sunday Best” look that I wore on a rather dreary Sunday. It features a pattern toss, with stripes playing the leading role. Stripes are my absolute favorite pattern, with floral print falling closely behind as runner-up.
This combination made me reflect on my sense of style, and what influences the styling choices that I make. You see, despite the fact that I love bold, saturated colors because they reflect the inner me (examples here, here, and here) and clashing prints because they feel like an extension of my personality (examples here, here, and here) I am outwardly very much reserved and an admitted introvert.
When I get dressed, it is solely based on the inner me, what makes ME feel happy. Although my choices are often bold and stand out, it has taken quite some time for me to become open to the stares that I often receive on the street (whether it be in admiration or in judgement) and spontaneous dialogue that often springs up regarding what I am wearing.
Since I started blogging my person style, I’ve noticed that I am slowly becoming more and more open to impromptu discussions! I consider that to be evidence of growth, because prior to, I was most definitely always a party of 1!
I’m curious; does your choice of clothing reflect your authentic inner self?
Until next time,
I’m Joi and I blog my personal style via In My Joi. I’ve always enjoyed dressing up, yet notably, my personal style took on new dimensions when I hit my 30’s. You’ll find me saturated in bright colors, draped in vintage, and topped in hats. Occasionally I venture off to black and white combinations or take a playful dabble in mixed prints. It has been said that style is a way to express who you are, without having to speak. I wholeheartedly concur. Each day of life offers up a blank canvas, a fresh opportunity to use style to express different dimensions of my authentic self. Join my style adventures via Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook!