So here's some snapshots of my personal style journey.
Initially, I was drawn to 40s styles, but 50s styled pieces were easier to find so I ended up doing a lot of more 50s styles.
Once I started sewing, I could do much more period accurate looks.
I discovered hats and learned how to harness my hair.
I obsessed over the early 40s.
And the late 40s.
And I made a couple of side trips to pixie land.
So what have I learned about my personal style?
- My favorite fashion years are 1940 to 1950 although I do occasionally go older or newer.
- I prefer clothing that is comfortable and easy to wear. While I'm more than willing to wear a girdle and huge crinoline for special occasions, for everyday wear I just want to wear regular old under things.
- I don't like most novelty prints. Oh, they are so cute, but they make me feel like I'm 12! I need be more picky with my prints and also do more solids.
- Separates are awesome! Again, more solids than prints.
- Hair matters. I need to work on finding a great everyday hairstyle so I can look good everyday.
- I love linen, cotton and rayon! No more polyester!
- I look good in color! And I can wear loads of shades that a lot of people can't so I should embrace them.
- I prefer a classic, tailored look rather than a frilly, girly style or a tomboy look.