Sunday, May 25, 2014
Evolution and Insight
I observe myself but I often don't understand myself. I'm too close to see what's obvious to others. Many of the deepest insights I've learned came from external feedback, such as comments from you.
Perhaps you can help me again. Recently, I find myself drawn to looks that never appealed to me before. I don't know why this is happening. I'm wondering if it means my style is evolving.
When I started dressing up, I slapped together mis-matched items with no judgment. I looked like a clueless tween. I was a fashion-tyro and my lack of experience showed.
A few years of shopping and creating outfits helped. My ensembles improved and made more sense. While not always successful, they escaped the realm of embarrassing. Most outfits look appropriate for a 24-year old who's eager to be stylish with bold colors and prints.
Now, surprisingly, I'm finding myself curious about clothes that never interested me in the past. I'm hungry to try two looks in particular. The first is a crisp white blouse paired with a tight pencil-skirt over a pair of classy black pumps. Think sophisticated secretary; a woman who's 32 years old and cares about polishing her act. The second is a dark skirt-suit with a tailored jacket and satin blouse.
In the past, I found those looks boring. Too mature. But now I want to wear them.
Why? What's changing in me? Am I maturing as a woman, stylistically at least?
Did your taste in clothes evolve over time? Do you know why it happened?