lately i've had this sense of urgency to honestly re-evaluate my closet. i realize there are REAL problems in the world, i'm just telling you what's on my mind. college students have style, don't get me wrong, but most days i feel like i'm putting on a slightly more expensive version of what i wore to biochem. at some point shouldn't i be wearing grown up clothes? and what do grown up clothes entail?
i envision grown up clothes to include a wedge or a heel (which i never wear) and something in leather or animal print. i probably also just described a very stylish person.
i don't think you can change your sense of style no matter how hard you try and i'm not trying to do so. but i've reached a point where i no longer feel like myself in clothes i've owned for years. i have this old boden cardigan with huge wooden buttons that i LOVE. but when i put it on this year, i felt like a small child wearing this ridiculous cardigan with cartoonishly odd buttons. just like that.
i reach for different things lately while browsing which may have little to do with my age and more to do with the city's gradual influence on my wardrobe. i stick with a lot of neutrals, black in the winter, and comfortable shoes to walk for miles. instead of steering towards the polka dots i'm trying on cashmere sweaters and thinking it might be worth the investment.
i once read that your weekend attire defines your style since you likely aren't putting as much time/effort into clothing choices. that's not to say if you spend your weekend in sweats you are defined by that. but more to say that being comfortable and casual is very important to you.
at what point should i actually start dressing my age? or is that a ridiculous idea in the first place? i haven't quite figured it out.
photo by elizabeth weinberg.