I perpetually have a hard time classifying my personal aesthetic, since I am drawn to all kinds of clothes, accessories, shoes, and looks. Color is always an important factor; I usually stick to shades of blue, red/pink, and neutrals. But one month I’ll find a certain pair of shoes, or even a whole style, distasteful, and the next month I’m dying for those shoes or a product that embodies that style. Maybe it’s the influence of a friend, a celebrity, a store, a blog, or just oodles of plain ol’ media coverage; each particular case is different. What my yo-yoing has taught me is to never dismiss a trend so readily. There is almost always a way to adapt it to your personal style, a way to make it your own.
In my recent Internet browsing, I’ve come across a few pieces that challenged my own tastes and made me contemplate if they would ever have a place in my closet. For example, I never thought I would like the look of snakeskin (and on any day, I’d opt for faux), but some distinct sea foam green Zara heels made me do a double take. And when I happened upon a minimal metal collar that probably would not fit around my neck, I stopped and realized that it was actually quite chic.
(Clockwise, from top left)
Slide Close Collar ($20), Need Supply Co.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Roman Holiday ($24), NARS Cosmetics
Oasis Green Bracelet Watch ($36.59), ASOS
LOVE Magazine ($17.99), Need Supply Co.
Madewell Cableknit Crewneck Sweater in Heather Cloud ($98), Madewell
ASOS Square Shank Detail Ring with Fuschia Sphere ($14.64), ASOS
Deborah Lippman Nail Polish in Happy Birthday ($18), Beauty.com
Zara Snake Skin Court Shoe in Sea Green ($129), Zara
Topshop Eyes in Good as Gold ($14), Topshop
Betsey Johnson Snake Bangle Bracelet in Taupe ($75), Betsey Johnson
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Morphine ($20), Beauty.com
American Apparel Egypt Tote ($16), American Apparel
(Photos, via respective store sites)