The term "blue period" is famous because of Picasso, who spent essentially three years of his painting life working in essentially no colors other than blue and blue-green. He then spent two following years painting predominantly in shades of pink and orange - his "rose period". I recently realized that, vaguely akin to Picasso, I go through stages in my fashion as well. It's like shifting gears. Same me, same car, same gear box, but slightly different directions. A couple of years ago, I was all about glam - pile on the sparkle and was a happy camper. Massive crystals - in bunches - were my go-to's. I was forever in dark neutrals to offset all that sparkle. My next phase was a more refined, ladylike spin, where I was loving boucle jackets and button-downs. I was all about pumps and wore them religiously, even through the chilly winter. This metamorphosis really came home to me this winter because I have been eschewing pumps for boots, especially my leather OTK's, which I often reached for in my glam period. Now, though, instead of pairing them with sparklies, they're finishing outfits that have textural interest and laidback comfort: chunky sweaters and flannel shirts. The raison d'etre for the OTK's is a the same - that shot of fierce! - but they grounded the glam outfits and ramp up my current more casual ones. It's fun to mentally scan my fashion and realize how it shifts, without diverging from authenticity. I wonder where I'll go in future? :) There are some fun color stories on the horizon for spring, which make me foresee a sorbet-shaded shift in the not-too-distant future. How does your personal style shift over time?
Brie (Hi!) More re: me under About. I'm the moving spirit behind this little life-meets- fashion fairy tale world.